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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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Window Trends: Benefits of Folding Blinds

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When it comes to interior decorating, blinds and shades play an essential part in decorating your windows and transforming your home’s overall design. Aside from looking fabulous, folding shades offer advantages absent from other window treatments. The window professionals at Shading systems shed light on exactly why folding shades are a popular choice for many New York City apartments and homes.

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Window Covering Trends for Bathrooms and Indoor Spas

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Bathroom Spa WindowsWhile the weather is no longer ideal for outdoor spa usage, many homeowners will be relaxing in the comfort of their luxury bathroom spa or simply treating themselves to well-deserved soak in a designer tub.  Bathrooms require a high level of privacy and also come with their own unique challenges due to their floorplans as well as the shape and size of their windows. Read more »

How to Pick the Right Window Coverings for Your Next Remodeling Project

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Window coverings are one of the most noticeable design elements in any room in the home.  Ranging from the most high-tech, motorized systems that are used in home theaters to drapery systems that take their design cues from the world of fashion, custom window treatments attract much attention.  If you incorporate window coverings during the planning stage of your remodel, it is much easier to design the perfect solution. Read more »

Homeowners Tips for a More Energy Efficient Winter

Posted: Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 | Filed under: awnings, Home Improvement, Remodeling
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 Whether or not you live in a home or an apartment, there are a few simple steps that everyone can take to conserve a little more energy (and a little more cash).  We’ve collected a few of our favorites.  They are simple and easy, and can make a real, tangible difference to your heating bills in the winter months.

 

1.  Installing evergreen plants close to your house can help you save up to 30% in energy costs.  If you are going to plant trees as a windbreak, you should plant them on the north and northwest side of your home.  This way, they will block the winds, but not the sunshine (which travels lower on the southern horizon in the winter).  It is important to keep in mind that windbreaks work best when the evergreen trees you are planting are less than the length of two trees from your home. Read more »