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How To Choose The Best Awning For Your NYC Windows

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If you’re like many Americans, you enjoy the summer weather but try to avoid sitting in direct sunlight. The sun’s heat can make lounging on your deck overwhelming even after a short amount of time. But there’s a solution- you can install retractable awnings, which allow you to enjoy the weather without baking to a crisp in the sun. Whether for a deck, balcony, patio or cabana, retractable awnings offer much-needed shade to your outdoor space. The experts at Shading Solutions share how you can customize awnings to fit your exact needs while boosting curb appeal. Before you begin shopping ask yourself these helpful questions.

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What are the Most Effective Energy Efficient Summer Window Treatments?

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summer-windowsStay cool this summer with energy efficient window treatments. Our experts share how to prevent summer heat gain in your home. Energy efficient window treatments can reduce energy costs and keep your home cool while looking fabulous at the same time. Energy efficient summer window treatments include shading awnings, blinds, draperies, mesh window screens, overhangs, shades, and shutters.

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Advancements in Awnings

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Retractable AwningWhether you’re enjoying a hot tub in the snow or watching the rain, installing an awning for your windows and doors gives you the opportunity to enjoy activities outdoors, regardless of the weather. With this summer guide to awnings, you won’t be left in the dark about features to look for and factors to consider.
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How to Update The Exterior Look of The Home

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Window AwningNow that spring is here, homeowners are turning their attention to the exterior of their homes.  With the harsh winter over, everyone is ready to head outside and enjoy parties, dinners with family and friends, and spend some time relaxing in their yard.  Spending all of that time outside is sure to lead any homeowner to notice things that they may want to improve about the outdoor spaces adjacent to their homes.  While major home construction and landscape projects require much planning, the option of incorporating awnings into your New York City home design has many practical and decorative benefits. Read more »

Popularity of Awnings in 2015

Posted: Monday, June 8th, 2015 | Filed under: awnings, modern window treatments, Types of window treatments, window treatments
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Exterior AwningsWhen you think about the neighborhoods and downtown areas of Manhattan in the 19th and 20th centuries, brightly colored awnings generally come to mind.  Although they had great visual appeal and lent character to streetscapes, they also served a functional role, protecting passersby and products from the sun while still allowing light to pass through.  Even on a rainy day, downtown areas could bustle as shoppers paused to check out their favorite window displays.  Over time awnings on commercial buildings evolved to become more embellished pieces with logos and names designed to grab attention.  The stripes that are common today in exterior home awnings also were popular back then. Read more »