Awnings

Retractable Awnings and Canopies Add Style and Protection to Your Windows

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Whether the warm spring air, the hot scorching summer sun, the brisk fall season or the cold winter temperatures, spending time outdoors with family, friends or even employees is something we all take great joy in.  From backyard celebrations and gatherings, to company holiday events and festivities, the occasions and celebrations are many.  Whether you are scheduling that special birthday party, an Easter egg hunt, Fourth of July fireworks, a Halloween ghostly event or the most festive companywide holiday gathering, ensuring that your guests are both happy and comfortable makes for a successful event.  With that said, the team here at Durkin’s, Inc. takes pride in our top-of-the-line canopies and retractable awnings we offer all our valued clients. 

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How to Reduce Energy Usage with Stylish Window Awnings

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Reducing energy consumption is something every homeowner and business owner has made a
priority in their efforts to improve not only the environment and their individual energy efficiency
but their overall utility costs as well. There are a number of measures both residential and
commercial property owners can take with regard to appliances, electronic devices and other
technical components on the interior of their home or business, but very limited measures you can
take on the exterior of your property to reduce overall energy usage. One of the most effective
measures you can take on the exterior of your business or home is that of installing energy efficient
and cost-effective window awnings from the folks here at Durkin’s Inc.

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Why Commercial Awnings are a Good Investment for Business Owners

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Durkin’s Inc. has been in business for over 100 years and is recognized as one of the best all round providers of commercial awnings in the Northeast.  Many Connecticut business owners have relied upon our durable, stylish and custom-made awnings for years.  With that in mind, the team here at Durkin’s wants to share some of the many benefits you can enjoy when you choose to install commercial awnings for your business.

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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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