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How to Choose the Perfect Commercial Awning

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An awning is a great way to attract customers and raise the curb appeal of your commercial property. When done right, commercial awnings look great and come with many added benefits for a business. But when improperly chosen, a commercial awning can appear dated, low quality, or plain awkward. Here are some tips for choosing your commercial awning:

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Why You Should Invest in an Awning This Summer

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Many homes have decks or patios that rarely get used because it is uncomfortable to spend time on a hot and unprotected outdoor living space. Instead the outdoors in the summertime, families are forced to stay inside to escape the elements. 

Another issue that comes with summer is rising electricity bills. Windows and doors that face the sun can quickly heat up the house when the afternoon heat rules around. Because of this, many people’s cooling bills start to rise, and furniture unprotected from the rays can fade. 

An attractive and affordable solution to these issues lies in the form of an awning. Retractable and stationary awnings are great additions to patios, doorways, and windows. As well, they provide shade and UV protection while reducing energy costs. They can also transform your outdoor living space by making it a cool and comfortable area to relax in. 

Below are three ways that an awning can help your home, especially during the summer months:

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The Best Ways to Transform Your Outdoor Space for the Summer

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As the summer rolls around, the weather turns warmer and it becomes time to enjoy the outdoors. Patios, porches, and lawns all see the most use in the summer, and they’re a great place to gather friends and family. With the excitement of summer comes extensive heat, which is sometimes unbearable. But never fear, there are a variety of ways to cool your outdoor living spaces. Here’s a list of different coverings that you can use to create your perfect outdoor retreat.

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Dos and Don’ts of Awning Care

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Awnings are a beautiful addition to your property that can offer value and protection to any window or doorway. 

With covers made from a wide variety of fabrics, metals, or glass, awnings are a lightweight, frame structure with supportive structure that’s easy to attach. 

Although created to withstand and last, there are important guidelines owners should keep in mind to maintain their good condition. 

Keep reading to learn all the do’s and don’ts of awning care!

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3 Types of Awnings for your Home or Business

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Awnings offer beauty and value to your property, as well as protection. They are attached above windows or doorways and are fully supported by the structure they are accustomed to.

An awning consists of a lightweight, frame structure over which a cover is attached. Covers can be made from a variety of materials like fabric, glass, or metal. They can also be printed with graphics and/or a wired design for illumination.

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5 Benefits of Having a Retractable Awning for Your Home

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How can the benefits of a retractable awning help you enjoy using your yard and indulging in great weather? When looking for more ways to enjoy your outdoor experience at home, retractable awnings are the start and endpoint for your search. They provide energy-efficient benefits, can give new and longer life to the time you spend outside, and with hundreds of fabrics to pick from, you get to customize how retractable awnings can benefit you.

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Things To Keep In Mind When Planning A Wedding Party

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When planning for a big event such as a wedding can lead to complications that will leave you feeling overwhelmed or worried. A lot of factors go into successfully planning a big event such as tent rentals and making sure you have enough space for the specific style tent you may have in mind. Determining this will have a large effect on the environment of your event and the access to proper entertainment.

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What to Consider for Your Corporate Event Tent Rental 

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CHOOSING THE IDEAL LOCATION

When planning your corporate event, it is important to choose a location that is not only fitting to the occasion but one that accommodates all the bells and whistles you may need. For many outdoor events, a permit is often required when installing a tent structure and flagging both gas and electric lines is an important event planning element as well, especially if you plan on using any type of special lighting for your event, audio equipment or any other specialized electrical needs.

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Tent Accessories You Should Have for Your Next Event

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When having a wedding, party or even a get together, it is important to do all that you can to ensure a wonderful time for you and your guests. One thing that can provide a good time is the appearance of the tent. Although the tent that we provide you here at Durkin’s Inc. will already be elegant and comfortable, you can take it to the next level with the tent accessories that you choose. Sidewalls, heating and cooling, high end dance floors, and tent lighting are some of the accessories that you can add to your beautiful tent. 

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