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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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What Is the Difference Between Roman Shades and Pleated Shades?

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 | Filed under: Pleated Shades, privacy window treatments, Roman shades, Types of window treatments, window shading
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Pleated BlindsWith so many styles of window treatments available, once you have decided to incorporate shades in your next home update, the next step is to choose a type.  Selecting from among the various options can be confusing, so let’s take a look at the difference between two popular styles:  roman shades and pleated shades.
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How to Measure for Roman Shades

Posted: Friday, February 14th, 2014 | Filed under: Roman shades, Uncategorized, window shading, window treatments
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How to Measure for Roman Shades

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Roman Shades

You have a new house, or a new addition, or maybe even just a room that needs an interior decorating “refresh”.  So one of the ways you’ve decided to improve the space is through the addition of Roman shades.  You know what you want them to look like.  You may have decided on a color or a patterned fabric.  You may have chosen Roman Shades with large pleating for a textured but minimalist look, or with no pleating at all for the cleanest lines.  You’re about ready to go to the store to order the shades (or to come to order them online at our site), when you realize you need to have measurements to order them with. 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 »