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Stationary Awning or Retractable Awning?

Stationary Awning or Retractable Awning?

Check Retractable Awning for Damage Check your awning for signs of damage, such as worn areas or tears. Check the stitching to make sure it has not starting to unravel. If your retractable awning has a valance, make sure it hasn’t started to wear out from exposure to...

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New replacement windows can reduce your energy use

New replacement windows can reduce your energy use

Did you know that new replacement windows can help your family reduce their energy consumption and cut costs all year? Heating and cooling are two large costs that homeowners incur in attempt to make their home a comfortable environment for their family. During the...

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Planning Your Next Home Improvement Project?

Planning Your Next Home Improvement Project?

There are many reasons why homeowners get the urge to think about a home improvement project of some sort. It could be to tackle windows or skylights that are not operating properly or leaking, or it could be doors that stick due to warping. Another reason is that you...

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Is It Ok To Leave my Awning Up All Winter?

Is It Ok To Leave my Awning Up All Winter?

Some may find their awnings useful in the winter, especially in rainy climates. You can use your awning all year long as it is designed to withstand extra weight caused by precipitation and even light snowfall. This applies to fixed retractable awnings with a four...

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The Right Replacement Window For You

The Right Replacement Window For You

Pick a Window Style Windows are an exterior product that is great for saving energy. However, they also provide a significant impact on the outward appearance. A top concern from homeowners is the appearance of the window and how it will blend with their exterior. The...

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How Do I Protect My Awnings in Colder Months?

How Do I Protect My Awnings in Colder Months?

It is also recommended to remove your awning valance for the winter. Removing it will help protect it from wind and weather damage. Throughout the winter, you should keep your awning cover and motor clean by clearing off heavy snow and ice buildups. Water from the...

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Which Type of Glass Railings Are The Best?

Which Type of Glass Railings Are The Best?

Laminated glass is best prescribed if you prefer glass panels that are frameless. Generally, PVB is more suitable for the indoor glass stair railings because it has a chance of decaying quicker than EVA, which is preferable for outdoor railings.

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Are Window Awnings Worth Getting For The House?

Are Window Awnings Worth Getting For The House?

Considering how beneficial window awnings are in terms of aesthetic, energy efficiency, and protection, the simple maintenance necessary is totally worth it. After, all they're much easier to maintain and replace compared to your prized window

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Does It Matter What Color Awning We Get?

Does It Matter What Color Awning We Get?

Lighter colors are better at reflecting heat, while darker colors tend to absorb heat. Both a black awning and a white awning will provide shade and drop the temperature of a patio, but the white awning will reflect more heat while the black awning might radiate more...

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How long does it take to install awning?

How long does it take to install awning?

Once they are made, standard awnings can take anywhere from two hours to two days to install. Pre-assembled retractable awnings are generally lightweight and simple, so these awnings usually take less than a day to install.

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How Do I Clean My Sunsetter Awning?

How Do I Clean My Sunsetter Awning?

The fabric is a plain weave, vinyl-coated polyester, with 90% coverage. No special cleaning products are necessary. We recommend a mild detergent, water and light scrub brush.

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Adding A New Deck To Your Home

Adding A New Deck To Your Home

A Deck Increases Your Living Space. Two words: form and function. Many homeowners use decks as places to plant herb or container gardens, to enhance the dinner table while adding natural beauty to the outdoor décor. Installing a deck is easier than ever with today's...

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Do Awning Windows Allow Good Airflow?

Do Awning Windows Allow Good Airflow?

Awning windows provide better airing than sliding and hung windows. Excellent window solution when the opening space is wider than it is tall. Ideal for high-wind locations, less prone to the wind which usually blows from the sides, rather than the top.

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Are Awning Windows Popular?

Are Awning Windows Popular?

Having a single sash with no dividers provides an open view and maximum amount of light. Awning windows provide maximum efficiency and comfort in any room they are put in. These windows are most popular for the windows in kitchens.

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Do Awning Windows Let In Air?

Do Awning Windows Let In Air?

A kitchen awning window you can enjoy stress-reducing wide views of the outdoors while you clean, cook, or entertain. But these windows are not just for kitchens, an awning window can enhance light and air flow in any room—and in all weather. Its frame opens outward...

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How To Know If Its Time To Replace Old Windows

How To Know If Its Time To Replace Old Windows

When the wood around your windows are rotting on the inside or outside of your window. The windows are drafty. Check for drafts by closing the window and holding a candle to it. If the light flickers, there’s probably a draft. Caulk that is not sealed correctly. The...

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Things To Think Of When Considering Glass Railings

Things To Think Of When Considering Glass Railings

Are you looking for glass railing? Here are somethings you need to know before you start your project. Glass is the most popular choice for modern railing right now. It is a trending alternative to wooden handrails and spindles. Glass railing has stunning visual...

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Can I Get My Home Siding Done During The Cold Months?

Can I Get My Home Siding Done During The Cold Months?

Even though the siding installation process gets a little complex during the winter, siding experts will be able to replace your siding in a pinch if you must get it done in those months. With the proper care of siding materials and a professional siding company, it...

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Will My Glass Railing Crack Or Break?

Will My Glass Railing Crack Or Break?

The majority of glass railings are constructed out of one-quarter inch thick tempered glass. This means it's very unlikely they will crack or break due to normal, day to day stressors. This makes them a great option if you are looking for low-maintenance and a...

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Are Glass Railings Safe?

Are Glass Railings Safe?

While glass railings are stylish and modern, they are anything but delicate! In fact, they are actually the safest materials for railing systems as they are incredibly durable, low-maintenance and don't require any upkeep!

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Is It Possible To Replace My Own Windows?

Is It Possible To Replace My Own Windows?

Replacing your windows is possible with new window installations but should only be started by people with enhanced carpentry skills. Installing multiple windows on multiple floors yourself can be a challenging, drawn-out project. In addition, when done incorrectly,...

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Preparing Your Awnings For Winter Time

Check Retractable Awning for Damage Check your awning for signs of damage, such as worn areas or tears. Check the stitching to make sure it has not starting to unravel. If your retractable awning has a valance, make sure it hasn’t started to wear out from exposure to...

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A LITTLE HISTORY OF THANKSGIVING…did you KNOW?

A LITTLE HISTORY OF THANKSGIVING…did you KNOW?

We all were taught that the first "Thanksgiving" was between the Pilgrims and a local Indian tribe in Massachusetts but here is a little more detail of this great America holiday. In1621, the Pilgrims shared a feast with the Wampanoag community in Martha's Vineyard....

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LATE FALL LAWN CARE

LATE FALL LAWN CARE

Almost ready to close down your lawn care for the winter? Not so fast. There are still some easy things to do to get your lawn healthy for the Spring. A few tips from Scotts... FEED YOUR LAWN! Get it healthy for the upcoming winter Spruce up those bare spots. The...

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HEATING COSTS ARE ON THE RISE

HEATING COSTS ARE ON THE RISE

HEATING COSTS ARE ON THE RISE THIS WINTER. BUTTON UP YOUR HOME! With inflation soaring and energy prices rising at the onset of winter, NOW is the time to button up your home to reduce or eliminate costly drafts. Here are a few tips from the popular HGTV shows: Poorly...

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November News from Ted

November News from Ted

With temperatures also falling now is the right time to replace those drafty windows and doors that you may have put off doing in the hot Summer. Manufacturing lead times have gone from weeks to months and price increases from the factory have become more frequent....

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Cold Weather Is Here.

Cold Weather Is Here.

With the sunny days of summer behind you and cooler weather is right around the corner . And your probably wondering if yours awning is an all season awning or if it needs to be stored away for the winter. Protecting your awning in the winter doesn’t always  mean...

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Do Window Replacements Take A Long Time To Put In?

Do Window Replacements Take A Long Time To Put In?

How long does it take to install a window? It takes anywhere from 2 hours to half a day to fit a window. The time it takes to install the window will be altered depending on the size and type of window. Installation Time Frames A small of windows can take up to an...

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Can Retractable Awning Withstand High Winds?

Can Retractable Awning Withstand High Winds?

Most retractable awnings deliver specs in the fine print that include things like a wind rating based on km/h or the Beauford scale. Awnings are generally tested for dependability in labs at wind speeds between 20 and 25 mph.

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Are Awnings Only For Old Homes?

Are Awnings Only For Old Homes?

If you haven't kept up with the advances in the way awnings look and perform, you might be surprised at what you can buy. Awnings of today are anything but outdated. They're a gorgeous solutions to make your home more comfortable while providing a diversity of...

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Why Should I Put New Siding ON My House?

Why Should I Put New Siding ON My House?

Siding protects your house from tough weather like rain, snow and wind, while also helping to keep your home properly insulated. The second purpose of siding is to make the house appealing to others, which is very important if you plan on selling your home in the...

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How do I know what size awning to buy?

How do I know what size awning to buy?

To get an over-all idea of the awning size you need, measure the area that you want to cover. This includes spaces with patio sets, door walls outside or above multiple windows. The measurement you take will give you an idea of what size awning you'll need, large or...

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What Are Some Benefits Of Having An Awning?

What Are Some Benefits Of Having An Awning?

Awnings and Canopies can offer defense from the sun, rain, snow, sleet and hail. They will direct rain away from the brick or siding surrounding your windows and doors. This will extend the life of the sealant around your windows therefore protecting you from...

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Are Outdoor Kitchen’s Worth Putting In?

Are Outdoor Kitchen’s Worth Putting In?

Outdoor Kitchens continue to grow in popularity, and experts in the space believe that an outdoor kitchen significantly increases the value of a home. An outdoor kitchen should be located close to the home. The closer your outdoor cooking area is to your home's...

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Do Outdoor Kitchens Last?

Do Outdoor Kitchens Last?

An outdoor kitchen is an investment that will last you 10 or more years, as long as you maintain the space and clean your appliances consistently. You can have great barbecues, enjoy parties and socials with friends and family, or cook for yourself in the outdoors.

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Are glass railings worth it?

Are glass railings worth it?

By far, glass is the most popular choice for up-to-date railing right now. Glass railing has a striking visual impact, adds openness, makes spaces feel bigger and facilitates light flow. It adds luxury and value to a home and when designed and installed correctly, is...

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Will An Awning Help Reduce Summer Heat?

Will An Awning Help Reduce Summer Heat?

Do awnings help reduce heat? According to some sources, using awnings can greatly reduce the amount of heat a building receives from direct sunlight, and this translates into your air conditioning working less to cool your home or office. A high-quality awning can...

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How Long Does Home Siding Last?

How Long Does Home Siding Last?

Normally speaking, vinyl siding will last anywhere from 10 to 20 year . If you go beyond that, you’re siding probably isn't going to be as effective as it once was. Consider replacing it sooner rather than later.

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Benefits of Installing a Retractable Awning

Benefits of Installing a Retractable Awning

Decreases in AC Bills Awnings limit direct sunlight and therefore help you save on energy bills. Having an awning can decrease your AC bills by 20% during the summer. Awnings can also shade your outdoor AC unit in the summer to keep it cooler for energy productivity....

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Will Awnings Add Value To My Home?

Will Awnings Add Value To My Home?

Adding attractive and well-designed awnings can also have a transformative effect. But besides improving the appearance, a large awning can actually add to your home's usable outdoor space, and that can add value. And in most cases, it will cost a lot less than...

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Are Retractable Awnings Worth The Money?

Are Retractable Awnings Worth The Money?

Once the colder season comes, your awning can retract, letting more sunshine in and making your home heating costs a little lighter in the process. Between energy savings, long lifespan, and the benefits to quality of life that retractable awnings can confer, it seems...

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Is Winter A Good Time To Have A Deck Put On?

Is Winter A Good Time To Have A Deck Put On?

The answer is yes , you can and you should! This may come as a surprise to you but it is actually suggested that you have a new custom deck installed during the winter. Not only will the winter season help in the decking process but there is a whole array of other...

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Placement Of An Outdoor Kitchen

Placement Of An Outdoor Kitchen

An outdoor kitchen should be positioned close to the home. The closer your outdoor cooking area is to your home's backyard entrance, the more convenient it will be for  bringing food to and from the house.

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Are Glass Railings Safe?

Are Glass Railings Safe?

Glass railings are very safe. Children are unable to climb on glass railings because there is no space for them to put a foot. Glass does not rot or decay; it maintains its reliability and remains securely in place. Glass stair railings support structures are...

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Is It Bad To Leave My Awning Up In The Winter?

Is It Bad To Leave My Awning Up In The Winter?

Seasonal canopy  definitely should be removed for the winter. Temporary shade structures are just that, they are temporary. They aren't designed or built to bear bad weather. Putting them away in a timely fashion ensures they'll look attractive and function properly...

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How Often Should I Replace My Windows.

How Often Should I Replace My Windows.

Homeowners who replace their windows will regain about 81 percent of the total cost of the project back when they sell the home. Quality windows should last between 15 and 20 years before you start to think about replacing them. Vinyl windows often provide a 20-25...

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