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How to Clean An Awning Made of Sunbrella Fabric

It’s the perfect time to take out your awning, but what if it is dirty? Cleaning your retractable awning made from Sunbrella acrylic fabrics can be easy with these tips. While the awning is on the frame, you can conduct light cleaning. Brush off loose dirt with a soft bristle brush. Hose down fabrics on a monthly basis with clean water, which helps prevent dirt from becoming deeply embedded in the fabric and eliminates the need for more thorough cleaning. Typically, a thorough cleaning of your awning will be needed every two to three years. For tough cleaning jobs to...

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Retractable Awnings Offer Many Solutions

When most people think about awnings, they imagine the type that hangs over movie theaters or barber shops, but there is another kind of awning that is great for any home or business: a retractable awning. Retractable awnings offer many solutions and are becoming increasingly popular for many reasons, including versatility and affordability. Great for Any Purpose Retractable awnings can be both flexible and versatile, making them ideal for nearly any kind of residence or business. You can choose from a variety of colors made from high-quality fabric that blocks out different amounts of light  Choosing a retractable awning will...

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Common Awning Installation Issues & Troubleshooting

If you are looking to spend time outdoors with family under a retractable awning, this is the perfect time! During nice, warm and sunny weather many homeowners choose to sit under an awning or shade to enjoy their outdoor living areas. Yet, after many months of not using it, you may come across some problems when trying to take it out. Here are some common awning installation issues and solutions. Issue: The awning makes a knocking or cracking noise when extending or retracting Solution: The awning brackets have not been tightened completely. Be sure the square torsion bar is completely...

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Best Uses for Awnings

Many homes and businesses in the Midwest and across the country consider awnings as a part of essential outdoor shading systems. Awnings are versatile and available in a variety of styles and colors that will complement any property. There are many other benefits and uses for awnings: Cut Heating and Cooling Costs Significantly reducing heating and cooling costs can be achieved for your home or business through the use of awnings. Awnings are a great option for warmer months and in the Summer, because they reduce heat gain by 77 percent. Awnings also are great for preventing the sun’s rays...

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Benefits of Retractable Awnings

Saving money on energy bills has always been very important to homeowners. In the summer heat, we are inclined to turn up the air conditioning. By investing in a retractable awning, you can expand your awning and prevent the sun from not only heating up your patio, but also your home itself. Apple Annie’s knows that retractable awnings are extremely effective at reducing air conditioning costs as they block 77% of solar heat gain. That translates to a 25% reduction in air conditioning use and an average savings of hundreds of dollars per year. Awnings are an investment, but the...

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Benefits of Retractable Patio Awnings

During those hot summer months of the year, do you ever wish that you could get a little bit of reprieve from the heat and the sun? Perhaps your backyard doesn’t have any trees, so you can’t sit in the shade anywhere. If this is the case, then it’s time to consider residential retractable awnings. But which option is the right one for you? At Apple Annie Retractable Awnings, we offer different options for you to choose from. Below are several benefits of retractable patio awnings for your yard. Protection from the Sun Residential retractable awnings offer protection from the...

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Spring for Indoor Solar Shades Before the Cold Weather!

Apple Annie Awnings knows the value of solar shades and advises installing them prior to the cold weather. Many people associate solar shades with the warm weather. However there are many benefits to their use in the colder winter months too. There is a definite benefit to keeping the cold out as well as the warmth in with your solar shades. Some people think they will get more benefits from passive solar heating with the solar shades off in the wintertime. However, there are less daytime hours in the winter season, it is also usually more overcast, limiting your chances...

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How to Close your Awnings Properly For The Season

Awnings are expensive investments that help to shield our homes away from the heat during the spring and summer months. Now that fall and winter is around the corner, it is time to plan to take these items down. If you continue to keep your awning up doing the colder months, then you could be blocking heat from your home. The sun in the fall and winter may not provide as much heat as it does in the spring and summer months but it does make a difference. When your awning blocks the sun in the fall or winter months,...

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Retractable Awnings Prove Effective In Reducing Air Conditioning Costs

Saving money on energy bills has always been very important to homeowners. In the summer heat, we are inclined to turn up the air conditioning. By investing in a retractable awning, you can expand your awning and prevent the sun from not only heating up your patio, but also your home itself. Apple Annie’s knows that retractable awnings are extremely effective at reducing air conditioning costs as they block 77% of solar heat gain. That translates to a 25% reduction in air conditioning use and an average savings of hundreds of dollars per year. Awnings are an investment, but the...

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Retractable Awnings Provide Protection From The Elements

With the warm summer months finally among us it’s that time of year again to enjoy the outdoors. There Is nothing better than sitting outside on a warm summer night watching the fireflies light up the yard, or grilling up your favorite summer time specialties and enjoying your dinner outdoors. Has an unexpected rain shower ever ruined your plans to enjoy the night or your dinner outdoors? There is nothing worse than having your patio unexpectedly drenched by a quick passing thunderstorm just as you set the table. Don’t let the rain deter your dinner plans! Retractable awnings are a...

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