Door Awnings

February 28, 2013 by  
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Door awnings are a fantastic way to make your house seem incredibly welcoming for your guests. However, door awnings are not just decorative features as they serve a very practical purpose too. After all, the front of your home or business can be very exposed to the weather and therefore door awnings provide great protection from the sun and the rain.

The most popular types of awnings are generally canvas or metal. However, there is no doubt that canvas door awnings are far more aesthetically pleasing than the metal equivalents and as such more popular with home owners. You can also find a great range of colors with canvas awnings that will suit the style of the property or the taste of the home owner.

Shop owners are also keen to have door awningsDoor Awnings as a welcoming feature for customers. It shows a caring attitude to browsing customers and will make them feel more inclined to browse inside. Of course for home owners a nice garden at the front of the house offers the same effect, but door awnings give that extra welcoming touch.

The aesthetics are important but there are very practical uses here too. Door awnings are proven to absorb heat from the sun, meaning that property owners do not have to rely so much on air conditioning to keep the house cool. As an addendum, awnings provide great protection from the wind, rain and other unwanted particles the environment chooses to throw at us.

Fitting awnings to the doors of your home or business is a really good idea. In tough climates doors can be prone to damage making them unsightly and can cause some harm. Awnings will save the cost of repairing or replacing your doors on a regular basis as well as the cost of air conditioning. It is also a much more cost effective way of protecting the front door than building a porch for example.

Door awnings do not just have to be applied to the front of the house as they can be fitted to patio doors, garage doors or even doors on mobile homes. These are a relatively cheap way to protect your doors and provide a good look to the home. In fact, door awnings will add value to your home so long as they are well looked after and of good quality.

PYC Awnings offer fantastic made to last door awnings that customers can purchase in a wide array of colors. These awnings are constructed with ¾” OD galvanized frames that are designed to withstand gusts of up to 50 miles per hour. Aside from the excellent quality of the awnings, they are very simple and quick to install and are available in widths of up to 240″ and a projection of 40″.

Take a browse around the PYC Awnings website to see all the colors and sizes of door awnings that are available. You will find that fitting a door awning is a great addition to the home.

Awnings

February 25, 2013 by  
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DoorAwningAwnings have a lot of benefits that you may not even be aware of. Covering the windows in this way can reduce your energy costs from 60% to 70% and even more on west facing windows. They are useful for both homes and businesses. They can also be an attractive addition to the architecture of the home or building. Some of the styles are old fashioned and give a nostalgic look to the structure. Awnings are environmentally friendly because they reduce the energy consumption in the building. They will also reduce the amount of ultra violet rays that enter the home or business. Over 90% of all skin cancers can be prevented by reducing our exposure to the light of the sun. covering open windows can reduce your exposure to these harmful rays and greatly reduce your chances of getting skin cancer.Awnings also can be used to extend the living space of your home.

They are far less expensive than adding a sun room to the house or having a metal cover put over the deck or patio area. This is an inexpensive way to add to the shaded areas you can enjoy outdoors. Enjoying your backyard will be more pleasant during hot weather, and will be made possible during a light rain. Awnings made with Sunbrella fabric protect you from the sun or a light rain shower, further decreasing your family’s exposure to harmful ultra violet rays. They are available in over 100 designs, so you have a lot of options when it comes to the look of your outdoor areas. They are also available in tons of sizes, so you can have one for the smallest window as well as one to cover your entire patio or deck.Awnings over entrance ways is a great way to keep out the rain, sleet and snow.

Opening the door lock and coming inside will be a lot easier with a little cover when it is nasty outside. It will also help you keep the mat by the entrance way clean so that feet can be thoroughly wiped off before people come in the house. This helps you keep your carpets clean or keep the hardwood floors protected from harmful wet spots and moisture.Awnings are an attractive outdoor decoration in addition to being environmentally friendly and huge energy savers. A dull exterior on your home can be livened and brightened by the addition of Awnings over the windows and your front door ways. There are colors available to match, compliment or contrast with any color paint, brick or siding.

The styles are appropriate for almost any type of architecture that your home has. Awnings are found readily that are cheap, but these will not last very long. A quality made piece with sturdy poles and fabric will last for a long time. When the time comes for it to be replaced, that can be done with the highest quality of fabric as well.Awnings are available online. They are easy to install for do it yourself home owners. In just a few hours you can change the entire look of your home or business. Or, you can add an entirely new living area to your back yard in even less time.

Awning Saves Baby

March 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Window Awnings

A 15-month-old baby girl survived a fall from a seventh-floor apartment in Paris almost unscathed after bouncing off a cafe awning and into the arms of a passer-by, police said on Tuesday.

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So many choices!

March 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Window Awnings

Have an awning? Just need new fabric?

We can help! Save money and just replace the fabric.

Sunbrella has over 100 colors to choose from.

Sunbrella Fabric Selections

Wild Things

March 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Umbrellas

Love these “Wild Thing” Fabrics from Outdura.

Umbrellas look great in these fabrics!

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Lazy Days

March 14, 2011 by  
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Awnings with Somfy Motors

Having this motor on my awning just might make me lazy on a Sunday afternoon, but sometimes I deserve to be lazy.