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How to Increase Your Apartment Property Value – Retractable Awnings

Posted: Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 | Filed under: awnings, retractable awnings
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013Real estate in New York City is a fierce and competitive market.  Buyers and sellers of apartments, condos, and townhouses all strive to out do each other with fancy perks and amenities.  But there’s a simple secret for having the most desirable real estate:  Being able to offer a slice of outdoor life (no matter how big or small) via a backyard, terrace, patio, or balcony.  Now, take it one step further and make that outdoor space irresistible by incorporating a retractable awning.  Doubt us?  Look at some of the current real estate listings and you will see, outdoor spaces protected by overhead awnings (retractable fabric awnings are ideal) are, simply put, the best way to increase the value of your real estate at the highest rate of investment return. Read more »

Modern Landscape Design

Posted: Friday, October 4th, 2013 | Filed under: Home Improvement, natural light, retractable awnings
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Proper shading can lower energy costs


A home’s landscape design is a very important aspect of the home overall. Most of the time we just think about landscaping in Monmouth County as a way to make the yard aesthetically appealing. But in reality, there is a lot more to it than that. When a homeowner finally takes the time to sit down and talk with a professional landscaper they will realize that the landscape design must be complimentary of the overall exterior design of the home or it will draw attention for all the wrong reasons. Landscape design can incorporate many different features depending on the desires of the homeowner and the effect he wishes to achieve. Here are a few of the most common features of backyard landscaping Monmouth County. Read more »

How to Keep Outdoor Summer Entertaining Cool

Posted: Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 | Filed under: awnings, exterior shades, Home cooling, Home Improvement, retractable awnings, window treatments
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Deck Awning

Retractable Awning

What a better way to revel in the warm air of summer than to enjoy your outdoor spaces?  In fact, over the past few years, as more and more people have learned about the possibilities in outdoor design (kudos to HGTV for that!) these spaces have become less a luxury enjoyed only by a few, and more a planned space for those with homes, and in many cases with apartments. Read more »

The Benefits of Retractable Awnings

Posted: Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 | Filed under: awnings, Green shading, Home cooling, retractable awnings, Shading systems, window shading, window treatments
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Retractable Awning

Retractable Awning

For homeowners who love to spend time outdoors, protection from harmful UV rays is crucial. Avoid an increased skin cancer risk by installing a retractable awning in your outdoor living space. On days with unbearable heat, awnings provide reduced temperatures in both outdoor and indoor seating areas. Deterring the sunlight from reaching the windows, retractable awnings can assist with keeping indoor temperatures nice and cool.

Retractable awnings also offer a safe haven from blinding sunlight, allowing you to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors while reading or playing games. With retractable awnings, there are a variety of design and layout options. Some even feature screens to protect from bugs. One of the best features of the retractable awning is the ability to motorize the shade. With the touch of a button, your retractable awning will assemble itself over your outdoor living space. No work required! Read more »

Retractable Awnings Make Your Deck Comfortable During Summer

Posted: Friday, August 10th, 2012 | Filed under: exterior shades, Home cooling, modern window treatments, retractable awnings, Shading systems
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Retractable Awnings for Decks

Retractable Awnings for Decks

Many people like to enjoy the summer weather, but can’t stand the sit in the direct sunlight. The sun can give off a significant amount of heat and if you’re trying to lounge on your deck after a long day of work, chances are the heat won’t be comforting. Retractable awnings are a great way to enjoy the weather without being scolded by the sun.

Retractable awnings can be installed in a variety of exterior areas including decks, balconies, patios, cabanas and other outdoor spaces. Depending on your space, you can customize your awning to your liking.

Whether manual or motorized, you can adjust the shades to any angle you desire, depending on if you’re looking for protection from the sun or rain. Motorized retractable awnings can be linked to timers and can automatically retract according to sensors or timers. They can also be manually controlled or with the touch of a button.  Believe it or not, since motorized shades don’t require a fixed frame, they are easier to install than fixed awnings.

Aside from the increased comfort outdoors, retractable awnings can also protect again rain and other weather conditions as well as reduce the amount of heat entering your home, ultimately affecting your air conditioning and energy bills. These shads also cut the amount of glare coming through glass windows.

Retractable awnings can be a beautiful addition to your home as they are customizable. With the wide selection of styles and fabrics to choose from, you can custom design your retractable awnings to match your décor. No matter the size or location of your outdoor space, retractable awnings can be great solutions to avoid summer heat.