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    Retractable patio awnings and deck awnings are designed for sun, UV, glare & heat protection, LIGHT rain & wind up to +-20 mph (when extended) and no higher. This product type is water RESISTANT, not WATERPROOF. For residential & commercial patios, decks, courtyards, restaurants, hotels, wedding events, nightclubs, pubs, swimming pools, hot tubs & open entertainment areas.

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    Retractable Patio Pergola Covers & Louver Roofs

    Retractable patio covers and pergola covers are designed for sun, UV, glare & heat protection, HEAVY rain & HIGH winds up to 100+ mph/160+ km/hr. System & Ferrari fabric are waterPROOF meaning no water enters. For residential, commercial, institutional & government patios, decks, courtyards, restaurants, hotels, wedding events, nightclubs, pubs, swimming pools, hot tubs & open entertainment areas.

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    Retractable Window Awnings

    Retractable canopy awnings are designed for sun, UV, glare, heat protection and LIGHT wind and LIGHT rain. Solution dyed acrylic fabric used on this product type is water RESISTANT. Can be wall mounted outside any commercial, governmental, institutional or residential window or door opening.

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    Retractable Screens

    Retractable screens are designed for sun, UV, glare, heat protection & LIGHT to MODERATE wind (depending on fabric & model used) and HEAVY rain (depending on fabric & model used). For residential, commercial, governmental and institutional applications, wall mounted OR mounted on to posts around the outside of a pavilion, pergola or gazebo. Fabric can be water RESISTANT.

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    Retractable Canopies

    Retractable canopies are designed for sun, UV, glare and heat protection, LIGHT wind and LIGHT rain. Solution dyed acrylic fabric used on this product type is water RESISTANT. Can be wall mounted outside any commercial, governmental, institutional or residential window or door opening.

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    Free Standing Retractable Awnings

    Free standing retractable awnings are designed for sun, UV, glare, heat, LIGHT wind and LIGHT rain protection. The solution-dyed acrylic fabric used on this product type is water RESISTANT. Free standing awnings can be floor mounted in almost any residential, commercial, institutional or government location.

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    Electric & Motorized Retractable Awnings

    Electric & motorized retractable awnings with an optional wind, rain, sun and motion sensors are designed for sun, UV, glare, heat protection & for light to heavy wind (depending on fabric & model used) and light to heavy rain (depending on fabric & model used). Electric & motorized retractable awnings are used for residential, commercial, governmental and institutional applications. Fabric can be water resistant or waterproof (depending on fabric & model used).

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Deck Out Your Deck This Summer

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The deck and patio construction industry has seen a massive boom over the last five years and experts forecast that this growth will only gain momentum moving forward. Whether you have a deck in your backyard, you have a dream of one day building a deck, or you work with clients in either of those two categories, you’ll want to pay careful attention to this article. From improved style to weather protection and from increasing usability to enlarging a space, it’s about time we gave the patio decks around the world some extra attention and due praise before the summer season begins.

Extending a home’s living space is most easily achieved by adding a deck. With the ability to partake in outdoor living, a patio deck offers families the opportunity to relax outdoors, cook in the open air, and play outside for hours on end. Decks are typically used for a multitude of things and that’s one of the many reasons why they are such a valuable add-on to any home.

So, whether you’re scratching your head wondering how to take your deck to the next level or scanning the internet for new ideas before you build your dream deck, you’ll want to consider the variety of uses that will come into play for you and your family.

In this article, we will dive deep into what makes a good deck a great deck and how to achieve the ultimate outdoor living space this summer.

Creative Tips for Dog Days on the Deck

Upgrading an outdoor living area ranges significantly both in price and in effort. Simple improvements like adding accessories or rearranging furniture can help to better the patio area’s functionality and aesthetic. More advanced improvements like attaching awnings for decks or even purchasing all new appliances have the potential to greatly transform the outdoor space. No matter what you choose to do to renovate the space, the most critical first step is understanding your personal goals for the area.

Outlining a general plan for how the outdoor living space will be utilized will lay a foundation for every decision related to the deck. Are you someone who likes to entertain? Will the space be used solely for dinner parties? Will there be a lot of wear and tear on the deck from children and pets? Identifying the answers to these types of questions is essential to determining the right finishes, furniture, and more.

Consider the following recommendations to truly deck out your deck this summer:

  1. Awnings for Decks: protection is a key element when it comes to spending time outdoors. Not only do retractable patio awnings and deck awnings make a space beautiful, but they are designed for sun, UV, glare and heat protection as well as light rain and wind protection.

  2. Add an Outdoor Kitchen: dependent upon your budget, constructing a kitchen outside will give your summer days and nights an incredible facelift. Things like an outdoor sink, refrigerator, grill, and bar will make for a true extension of your home.

  3. Protect the Deck Surface: you spend all of this money on a brand new deck and a year into using it you see fading, mold growth, and more. Staining and sealing your wood deck is highly recommended to keep the surface properly coated and increase its lifespan dramatically.

  4. Splurge on a Hammock: deck hammocks are growing in popularity across the world for their chic look, endless comfort, and affordable pricing. Even a chaise lounge is something to consider for funky, cool seating options on your deck.

  5. Bring Your Deck into 2018: nothing says a new deck like electric lighting, Bluetooth audio, and retractable awnings controlled by the click of a button. Modern amenities will not only impress your guests, they’ll make your day-to-day outdoor living easy and convenient.

Making the choice to upgrade your outdoor living space means making an investment with true home value. Whether you do one item at a time or renovate the entire deck at once, start thinking through how you can get things done now so that you will be able to enjoy summer to the fullest.

Make Your Deck a Winner

Are you thinking about enhancing your outdoor living space with a few deck upgrades? Does an awning for your deck sound like the right thing for you? Contact our residential retractable awnings experts in the USA or Canada toll free at 866-438-2964 or outside the USA or Canada at (305) 628-2424 or use the live help chat tool for help in choosing a retractable deck awning that will make your deck the new centerpiece of your home!