Can Retractable Awnings Withstand Wind? … No. But The Best Ones Can Avoid It They say there’s no such thing as a dumb question, but I find that people ask dumb questions all the time. Questions like “Do these pants make me look fat?” (Answer: “No, it’s probably your fat that makes you look fat.” And obviously, this answer can never be spoken aloud. I digress.) But a definitely-not-dumb question folks sometimes ask me is “Can retractable awnings withstand wind?” After all, a beautiful new awning is an important investment, which will increase your property value, lower your monthly utility bills, and make you the envy of the neighborhood without making you look fat. Also, it [...]
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Ever Wonder What Your HVAC Would Tell You? … Recent Research Indicates It Would Suggest A New Awning Your investment in a beautiful new retractable awning is so smart, it may make your other investments look like idiots. Not only will you enjoy your outdoor living space so much more… not only will your property increase in value overnight (this happens around 2:37 a.m. in most cases)… not only will you be the envy of your neighbors… but you will save money every month. This is due to the incredible energy savings your awning will bring to you. Savings of which you may not have been aware before you became an avid reader of this blog. [...]
Ralph And Ted’s Ridiculous Misadventure … “Cheaping Out” On Awning Installation Can Cost You Big Money You know that horrible, disastrous home “improvement” project that you saw being cleaned up at your neighbor’s place the other day? Not to “spill the beans (see below),” but here’s what happened: Your neighbor – I’ll call him “Ted” to protect his real name, which is Mark – is kinda cheap. He was totally envious of the beautiful awning you had professionally installed by the experts at Best Awning Company, and he wanted his own awning, but he thought he could save a few bucks by getting a “bargain.” So Mar – uh, that is, Ted – went to a [...]
Are Awnings Worth It? … Absolutely. Your Awning Investment Pays Off In Many Ways Regular readers of this space will probably recall that I often recommend awnings for decks, patios, pergolas, pavilions, and practically every part of your outdoor living space. But awnings are not free. Even if you drop by your local Big Box Store and buy the cheapest awning they have, and try to install it yourself or with the help of your good-for-nothing brother-in-law Ralph – you’re still in for a hefty credit-card charge. And if you do get your awning in this fashion, there’s a good chance it will get blown to tatters as it rips off part of your roof due [...]
Those Summer Parties Are On The Way! … Get Your Deck Or Patio COVERED… We Can Help I know, I know: We just had the snow shovels out a few days ago, and now here’s Tyler, talking about summer. If you’ve lived anywhere around Denver or the Colorado Front Range for longer than a hot (hot!) minute, you know that our weather, while mostly fantastic, is a bit wild sometimes. And yes, it can snow here in our little slice of Heaven just about any time. But you also know that, come the Fourth of July, you’re going to want to be out there partying with friends, neighbors, co-workers, and that one older lady down the [...]
Is Your Outdoor Living Space Ready For Summer? … Can Help Keep Your Awning NICE With the warm summer months right around the corner (really… trust me), you want your awning looking and working great. So now’s a good time to take a look at your awning (shovel the snow off the deck or patio first, if you need to), and assess its OSR (Overall Season Readiness). As you examine your awning, start by determining which of these basic conditions best describes it: Your awning is looking and working great. Your awning needs some TLC to reach maximum OSR. You don’t have an awning. If you’ve determined your awning is in Condition One, congratulations. [...]
Let It Snow! … March Snowstorms Bring Unexpected Awning Opportunities You know that old expression, “April Showers Bring May Flowers?” That’s okay, I don’t know it either. But what I do know is that, while the best possible “early bird” deals on new awnings for 2021 might have already slipped through the cracks between the boards out on the back deck… you can still get a screaming deal on a beautiful new awning in March. Why? Because, as you know if you’ve lived here in the Colorado Front Range area for longer than a hot minute, March in these parts can be wildly unpredictable weather-wise. And it’s usually our snowiest month. So customers with whom you’ll [...]
Not Sure What To Do With That Tax Refund? … The Best Idea Might Involve The BEST New Awning You Can Get Hey, do you know what’s really GREAT about tax season? Yeah, neither do I. But one thing that’s pretty okay for some of us, I guess, is that Uncle Sam is actually sharing back, in the form of tax return checks, a little of the money he collected from us throughout last year. (Sorry to mention last year one more time. I absolutely promise it probably won’t happen again.) So what could you spend your tax return on which might bring you some modicum of joy this tax season? Another round of drinks? The [...]
Now’s The Time To Order Your Cool New Awning! … And Here Are Seven Or Eight Great Reasons I know it’s January, and Baby, it’s pretty cold outside… so the thought of a party or family get-together out there on the deck or patio might not be floating around at the very top of your mind. But it should be. Why? Well, I’m not saying you should order your beautiful new retractable awning and schedule an expert installation right now for later in the year, but… wait. Oh yeah. Actually, that’s exactly what I’m saying. There are several good reasons you should do this. I can personally think of 17 excellent reasons, but it might be [...]
Schedule Now, And Save Money (And Hassle) … Now Is The Best Time Of Year To Order Your New Awning At some point, you’re going to wish you had a beautiful new awning on your deck or patio. It might be the middle of next summer when you’re baking in the hot sunshine that’s hard to remember (or even imagine) this time of year. Maybe you’ll wish you had that awning next autumn when it would be GREAT to host a football party on your back patio… if only it was comfortable enough out there for your more weather-sensitive guests. It might even be a couple of months from now, when we have those unseasonably warm [...]