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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 you awning fabric.
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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