Patio Covers

March 1, 2013 by  
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Patio awnings are a fantastic practical but decorative feature to add to your house or commercial property. PYC Awnings can adorn your house with custom made awnings to fit any size of wall or patio. Their patio awnings not only look good but they provide great cover from theRetractable Awnings elements, be it during a strong shower or the heat of the midday sun.

It is so nice to be able to enjoy a nice lunch out on the patio or entertain friends and family, but Mother Nature isn’t always so accommodating. Even with the threat of showers though, breakfast, lunch and dinner can still be enjoyed under the shelter of patio awnings. They also provide excellent relief from the sun on a particularly hot day if required.

For example you might have invited friends around for a barbeque but on the day itself the weather is showery. You can still have the barbeque under the shelter of the patio awning without having to worry about rushing food back into the house to stop it getting wet.

The same is true of corporate events where patio awnings can ensure clients will enjoy your hospitality with no fear of the rain or the heat of the sun spoiling the occasion. In fact patio awnings are a great addition to the outside of a restaurant or hotel, where guests can dine outside and enjoy the views come rain or shine.

Retractable patio awnings provide a very cost effective way of shading a deck or patio in the back yard. Some customers are keen to install awnings as just an ornate feature for the house. However, retractable patio awnings can essentially provide a more affordable way to expand your outdoor living space.

In effect a patio awning can offer you an additional room to your house or commercial property. Not only that, but this option is considerably cheaper than adding a conservatory or another permanent construction to the building. It is quick and easy to install and will not involve the inconvenience of several days or weeks of building work.

Good patio awnings also accentuate the features of the building and can help beautify the outside of the property. Various different colors can be chosen to help achieve this improvement to the look of the house, restaurant or store. In fact the colors of patio awnings also serve different purposes. For example bright colored awnings will bring an additional feeling of warmth, whilst blue striped canvases might be better for a shaded environment.

As well as being aesthetically pleasing, patio awnings are very easy to use with the option of having a motorized system or a more conventional hand crank. Either way, you can respond quickly to the changing weather by rolling out your awning or retracting it to enjoy the benefits of the sun. Choosing retractable patio awnings as opposed to permanent fixed ones will stop the canvass being damaged during inclement weather. It’s a simple way to enjoy the outdoor life for as much of the year as possible.

Deck Awnings

February 28, 2013 by  
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When you have an important gathering in the backyard then make sure you are protected from the weather with qualitRetractable Awningsy deck awnings. We cannot control the weather, but at least you do not have to cancel or disrupt your party or family lunch just because of the rain. With deck awnings you and your guests will be protected not only from the inconvenience of rain showers but also the heat of the midday sun.

Most of us like to make the most of the fresh air and it is so nice especially in the summer months to have breakfast out on the deck whilst reading the newspaper. It is a great way to unwind at the weekend and forget about the stresses and strains of working life.

The main consideration for your deck awning is of course staying dry or keeping cool on very hot sunny days. Deck awnings come in many different sizes and customers can purchase either manual or motorized models. Of course a motorized model is very easy to use and takes little effort to operate. However, the manual models are also easy to operate using a crank handle to extend or retract the awning cover.

Some customers may worry about motorized models and what will happen if there is a power outage. In this instance there is no need to worry as most motorized deck awnings have a manual override feature. The other great benefit of deck awnings is that you don’t have to extend them fully, so you can partially cover the space. You can also choose many different styles and colors to make your deck and indeed house that much more decorative.

From a practical point of view, arguably the most popular type of deck awnings is made from aluminum. One of the reasons for this is that aluminum awnings are the best at reflecting light away from the surface of the deck. If your deck has a particularly hot and sunny aspect then this will ensure you and your family would have a consistently cool area to sit in during the summer.

Customers looking for a more aesthetically pleasing and yet still practical type of deck awning will often opt for canvas. With canvas deck awnings you usually have a wider choice of colors and styles than the aluminum ones. However, it has to be said that aluminum will last much longer than canvas.

If you are looking to add a great feature to the home in order to protect your deck and enjoy the outdoors in virtually all weathers, then investing in an awning is cost effective and practical way to do it.

Retractable Awning Fabric Covers

June 18, 2012 by  
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Retractable Awning Fabric Covers

When shopping for new fabric for your retractable awning, the price range on fabrics can be significantly different. Some retractable awning replacement covers are even half the price of others! The cheaper price is not always the best value when considering how long your new cover will last and how colorfast it will be to keep it looking new through the years.

Confused on what is the best value?

Here’s a comparison of fabrics to help you decide and check out Southern Living’s Outdoor Fabrics article for more information.


Types of Fabrics Brand Names
   Colorfastness Mildew Resistant LongevityWarranty
Solution Dyed AcrylicsSunbrella

Solar Pro

Solution Dyed Acrylic Fabrics are colorfast.The solution dyeing process adds pigments to the molecule of the fiber, creating links that are difficult to break even after some years, and which are much stronger than those from yarn-dyeing or fabric-dyeing.Yes10-20+ Years5-10 Years
Acrylic Coated PolyesterUltima

Tends to fade over time.Polyester, being synthetic fibers as well, are less lasting than acrylic since they are more vulnerable to UV rays. The Acrylic coating makes the fabric more stable and water resistant.
Yes5-8 Years3-5 Years
Polyester Vista
Tends to fade quickly.Polyester, being synthetic fibers as well, are less lasting than acrylic since they are more vulnerable to UV rays.
Yes3-5 Years3 Yea


Awning Replacement Fabric

March 6, 2012 by  
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Awning Replacement Fabric

Check our our Sunsetter® Replacement Fabric Page– So easy to order with better warranties than Sunsetter®. Custom made covers to fit your Sunsetter® and great prices.


For all other brands, check out our Patio Awning Replacement Fabric Page. Our covers will fit all brands of retractable awnings. Easy to order and warranted for 10 years. We use Sunbrella® Fabric and Tenera® Thread which has a lifetime warranty. Unsure of the size you need? Contact Us and we can help you find the right size for a perfect fit on your awning.

Patio Awnings Replacement Fabric

Take a look at our video and see how easy it is to replace your patio awning fabric.

Replace Awning Valance

February 16, 2012 by  
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Patio Awning Valance

Replace the Valance on Your Patio Awning

Need an inexpensive way to have your Patio Awning fabric looking like new again? The Valance on your Patio Awning is the first thing that will look worn and dirty since it is always exposed to the outdoor elements. There’s no need to replace all the fabric on your Patio Awning just because the exposed Valance is dirty and worn. Read our new Awning Valance product page for tips on how to make your awning fabric look new with only the cost of  a new Valance for your Patio Awning.

Retractable Awnings

January 13, 2012 by  
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Retractable AwningsRetractable Awnings

A retractable awning is one type of awning that will provide cover on hot summer days and would be perfect by your pool or patioRetractable Awnings can come with a hand crank or motorized so you can open or retract them with a touch of a button. Awnings are an inexpensive home improvement project which will not only protect your home and your family from the sun, but also add a distinct décor to the exterior of your home.

Architects and designers have helped advance the use of awnings as an exterior highlight to building and homes with weather-resistant fabrics.  Available in colors, sizes and styles to compliment doors and windows, the affect can be warm and impressive. Many award winning decorator homes can be found with aesthetic awnings in Sunbrella Fabric. Awnings are used on windows and doors of homes and businesses and come in a wide array of colors and styles that are creative and aesthetic.

Regardless if you are looking to add drama to the exterior of your home or are trying to help cut back on air conditioning costs during the summer months, awnings are a great investment for your home or business. When properly installed, awnings can raise the resale value of your property. If you have never considered awnings for your home or business, you owe it to yourself to see what is now available and how much of an asset they can be.

Business Awnings

November 20, 2011 by  
Filed under Window Awnings

What’s Your Store Front Say About Your Business?

Retractable Awnings, Window Awnings and Door Awnings made this business the focal point on this historic street in Easton, MD. Attract more customers into your business by making a statement with awnings. It’s a easy and inexpensive way to get noticed and stand out from the crowd.

Sunbrella Fabric Selections

July 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Awnings for Homes

Sunbrella is the leading brand in outdoor fabrics. Sunbrella has a ten year warranty on their fabrics and we matched it by adding a 10 year warranty to our frames. We only use materials of the highest quality and have backed our products with one of the best warranties in the industry.

Choose from over 100 Sunbrella Fabric Colors

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Cleaning Sunbrella Fabric

July 29, 2011 by  
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When cleaning Sunbrella fabrics, it is important to observe the following:

  1. Always use a mild soap such as Ivory Snow, Dreft or Woolite.
  2. Water should be cold to lukewarm. (Never more than 100°F/38°C.)
  3. Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
  4. Air dry only. Never apply heat to Sunbrella fabrics.

Download the Sunbrella PDF

Awning Fabrics Cleaning Guide

Spear Window Awnings

July 22, 2011 by  
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Add some curb appeal and save money!

We’ve just added our Spear Awnings to our website. You can find them under Our Products/Window Awnings. Our Spear Awnings are made with Sunbrella Fabric and real wrought iron and steel frames. Our Spear Awnings are the only ones you’ll find that are retractable and have a ten year warranty. Our Spear Awnings are also inexpensive and so easy to install.

Installing window awnings can cut your cooling energy cost up to 25%. With window awnings you can add style to your home and significantly reduce your cooling bills by absorbing solar heat before it contacts your windows.

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