Shade from the desert sun is priceless; for us and for our homes. Awnings are a great source of shade and can add style and personality to a home. You can choose standard or custom shapes for window awnings, retractable awnings with sun sensors that move the shade as the sun moves, or shade sails for playgrounds and pools. You'll find awnings for patio extensions, backyard gazebos, window exteriors, and even for parked boats and RV's. If you're looking for a cover from the sun, be sure to go to an awning showroom to see the many ways Arizona homeowners use and benefit from awnings.
Does Rosie recommend window awnings?When the outdoor temperature is 102 degrees and climbing, just looking out a window can make you sweat. Install an awning, and you can reduce the amount of heat that comes through that too-warm window by up to 77 percent. Read about all the applications and benefits of awnings.
How can I keep my fabric awnings looking great year after year?Like any fabric, the sturdy acrylic that your fabric awnings are made from can stain and dull if you don’t clean it regularly. With regular attention, the fabric part of your awnings should last for seven or eight years. Their metal frame should last much longer, so you won’t have to replace it every time you change your fabric awnings. Learn how to maintain your fabric awnings.
Which awning colors hold up best in Arizona’s sunny climate?Today’s tough acrylic awnings come pretreated with UV protection and fade resistors. Still, oranges, reds and yellows tend to fade the fastest on acrylic awnings, while darker colors last longer. Learn more about awning fabric colors.
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Awnings block sun, can beautify homeWhen the outdoor temperature is 102 degrees and climbing, just looking out a window can make you sweat. Install an awning, and you can reduce the amount of heat that comes through that too-warm window by up to 77 percent.
Likewise, you can substantially subdue the sizzle on a backyard patio by shading the whole thing with a durable, fabric awning that blocks harmful UV sunrays and transforms your outdoor living space into the pleasant, comfortable oasis you built it to be.
Choosing the right awnings for your home is getting easier. Most awning stores can feed a digital photo of your home into a computer program that lets you visually try on awnings in different sizes, shapes and colors until you see a style you love. Sales reps will come to your home with catalogs full of photos of dome awnings, mansard awnings, canopy awnings, box awnings and swoop awnings. They’ll measure for a perfect fit, and they’ll come back to install.
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