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Choosing an awning fabric.

Choosing an awning fabric can be tough, especially with so many styles and patterns available.  We found this article on Better Homes and Garden’s website to help decide the best fabric. When selecting a fabric to complement your home and landscape, designer Rene Waltke Suhre, awning designer Steve Sommer, and merchandising manager Paige Mullis of Glen Raven Fabrics suggest following these guidelines: • Determine whether you want the awnings to blend with your home’s facade or become a colorful focal point. Use the style of your home to help in your decision. • Consider your home’s setting. Choose neutral and earthy hues for woodland areas and bright tones for sunny seashore or poolside patios. For a look that fits every style of home, consider black-and-white stripes. • Peruse your awning contractor’s portfolio for style and fabric options that work on homes similar in style to yours. • Look for fabrics that complement the architectural style of your home: Traditional styles might call for forest green, neutrals, or navy. Bar stripes might work for colonials or cottage-style homes. Beige, salmon, or terra-cotta stripes work well with Southwestern-style and stucco-sided homes. • Stay with straight-lined awnings for traditional homes. Dress up contemporary homes with awnings with scalloped- or notched-edge valances. Keep the awning design simple and the fabric solid on homes with a lot of angled rooflines or architectural elements. • Pick patterns that are proportionate to the size of your house and your awning; small stripes may look busy on a large expanse of fabric, while wide-striped fabrics may overwhelm a small ranch. • Perk-up a solid awning with scalloped, keyhole, or notched-edge valances; contrasting trim; or tassels that match masses of color in a nearby garden. • Coordinate awning fabrics with the colors on your home’s exterior, such as the trim, shingles, and exterior paint color. • Extend your interior style with colors and patterns that reflect those in the adjoining interior rooms. • Enjoy the process. “Awnings should be a reflection of your personality,” Sommer says. Call Interstate Awning for your awning options today!...

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Autumn Awnings

Feel that chill in the air? Autumn has officially begun. Leaves are changing and falling off trees. Most awnings are purchased for summer months to block the sun, but awnings are great for cold months as well. Awning will reduce heat loss during crisp fall and winter months. Awnings are a great home addition in any season, as in the fall, where fallen leaves will be kept off your porch and deck, keep you dry in the rain, and allow you to have the perfect shaded outdoor spot for morning coffee or late night apple cider. Awnings are a cost effective addition to any home with a price that’s right for your wallet. Call us for a free estimate and find out how easily affordable they can be!  The perfect aluminum patio awning can now become a reality. Interstate Awning custom fabricates the perfect awning for your need. Choose vinyl or canvas. Canvas can be in stripes, solids or patterns. All are suited for UV resistance. Our aluminum awnings are custom made to your specific needs and are made out of top quality aluminum products. Each frame is custom fabricated out of light weight and durable aluminum. Our awnings have neat and clean lines to enhance the beauty of your home.  An aluminum awning offers maintenance free protection from the sun, wind, rain, and snow. Looking to install an awning this fall? Call Interstate Awning today for your free...

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Awnings Reduce Utility Bills

Awnings Reduce Utility Bills

Awnings Reduce Utility Bills   It seems like everyone is jumping on the bandwagon when it comes to awnings. Businesses and homes can significantly reduce the costs of utility bills by shrinking energy consumption and costs of buying power. Even windows that are double-paned and coated still let-in about 50% of the heat from Old Sol. Blocking the sun’s rays with awnings is an effective way to keep the daylight from overheating your rooms. 1.Patio Awning Doing it right once eliminates having to fix your mistakes and then pay a pro to get the job done correctly. When you have a patio awning installed, you’ve basically just added another room to your home’s living spaces. The deck or patio will become a favorite gathering spot when you add shade and protection from the elements. One thing you might want to consider when purchasing a patio awning: Look into a retractable one rather than one that’s stationary. This can be a wise choice in the winter months as it will not catch the falling snow build-up. Likewise, in high-wind storms, being able to compact the awning will keep it from weather damage. 2.Window Awnings Eyelids for your windows come in many different styles. First, determine whether you want adjustable or stationary awnings. They are both good choices during the summer months as they will help you reduce peak electricity demands in the afternoon. Adjustable awnings are flexible by nature; you can control the intensity of shading during the day. In the winter, you want more of the sun’s heat to come inside. Fabric awnings or aluminum slats are another choice you’ll want to make. What gives light metal awnings an advantage is that it’s more durable than cloth. Aluminum holds up better in severe weather. It’s also less likely to age as quickly as fabric. This holds true whether it’s fixed or adjustable. Venetian awnings are side-less and work well for windows that face the south. They are especially well-suited because the most intense sun rays come from overhead. Hood-style awnings with sides do well to keep out afternoon heat, radiated from above. You could go really cheap and simply stick a flat, short board over the window. That too will block the sun. It just looks terrible. 3.Dimensions You want window awnings installed that are properly sized. How far do they stick out from the house’s external wall? This consideration provides an important value: You want to block the summer sun, but let the cold months capitalize from any other source of heat. If you’re going with stationary awnings this makes a lot of sense because the amount of shading is not adjustable. Here’s how to calculate the one...

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