Myths You Should Not Believe About Adding Awnings To A Home

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Without sufficient amounts of shaded areas, it can be difficult to comfortably spend time in your yard during the summer and spring months. Awnings are able to address this problem by greatly increasing the amount of shade that is available to you.

Myth: Retractable Awnings Are Always Heavy To Use

Due to the fact that there may be times when you do not need or want to use the awning, it can be worthwhile to opt for a retractable awning system. These awnings are equipped with systems that will allow them to be retracted when you are not using them. Homeowners often assume that these awnings will be difficult to use due to being heavy. However, awnings can be made of relatively light materials, which can make them easier to use. Furthermore, you can opt for motorized awnings that will require no strenuous efforts on your part.

Myth: An Awning Will Not Provide Much Shade

The amount of shade that is provided by the awning will depend on its size and the material that is used to block the sun. Some materials will have small gaps between the fibers, and this can let some sunlight into the area. You can opt for denser materials for use in the awning, and this will reduce the amount of sunlight that is able to make it past the awning.

Myth: An Awning Is Difficult To Keep Clean

You might assume that an awning will be difficult to keep cleaning. Yet, the process of retracting the awning will remove many of the materials that may have gathered on them. Furthermore, you can easily wash the awning with a garden or handheld scrubber to remove any dirt that may be stuck to it. You can reduce the need for cleaning the awning by making sure that always put it in the retracted position when you are not needing it.

Myth: You Can Easily Add Your Own Awning

Adding an awning to a home is a rather difficult task for a person without experience to do. In particular, it can be extremely difficult to ensure the awning is even when it is placed on the wall. Properly securing and anchoring the awning to the home can also be difficult. The awning will be exposed to powerful winds, which can remove it from the home if it the awning is not correctly fastened to it. Automated retractable awnings will also need to be connected to power sources, which can further complicate the installation process. Professional awning installation services can be among the best options for avoiding these serious issues with this new feature.

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7 December 2018

Those Cold, January Nights

When I was in college, I lived in an old house just south of the university campus with five other girls. When we came back from Christmas break, the heater was broken. The beginning of January was the coldest time of the year, and because it was the weekend, the heating company couldn't come fix it for a few days. My roommates and I pulled our mattresses into the front room and slept all together to keep warm. Two weeks later, our heater broke again! That time we ended up getting a completely new furnace. Needless to say, we got to be good friends with the heating contractor that month, and it was a good experience that led to the creation of this blog.