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    Retractable Patio & Deck Awnings

     

    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

    Most retractable patio covers and pergola covers are designed for sun, UV, glare & heat protection, HEAVY rain & HIGH winds up to 175+ mph/281+ km/hr. Systems & fabric are waterPROOF meaning no water enters. Used for residential, commercial, institutional & government patios, decks, courtyards, restaurants, hotels, wedding events, nightclubs, pubs, swimming pools, hot tubs.

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    Retractable Side Arm / Drop Arm 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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    Retractable Free Standing Awnings

    Most free standing retractable awnings are designed for sun, UV, glare & heat protection, HEAVY rain & HIGH winds up to 175+ mph/281+ km/hr. Systems & fabric are waterPROOF meaning no water enters. Free standing awnings are floor mounted and used for residential, commercial, institutional & government patios, decks, courtyards, restaurants, hotels, wedding events, nightclubs, pubs, swimming pools & hot tubs.

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    Retractable Electric & Motorized 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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Mix It Up This Summer with These Staycation Ideas

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Summer is creeping up on us and that means that sunshine, relaxation, and quality friends and family time is imminent. As such, summer vacation travel talks are probably starting to arise in your office, on the school playgrounds, and around town. So, if you have neglected to make any summer vacation plans, you’re likely feeling a little left out. Unfortunately, packing up the entire family and planning a vacation to another state, country, or region of the world is rather costly. For many families, yearly summer vacations are not only expensive, but require the type of advanced preparation that slips through the cracks during the busy year.

The majority of homeowners will admit that while they often seek the adventure linked to travel, they rarely take the time to explore their own neighborhood and community. Enter the infamous “staycation”. The concept of a staycation is simple and charming. Instead of flying somewhere far-off and exotic, staycation advocates prefer to spend their vacation time in their home country or even in their actual homes. In doing so, they are able to truly appreciate their own residence, their home town, and all of the offerings and attractions available to them locally.

Does a staycation sound like something that you and your family might enjoy this summer? Keep reading and discover a few of our favorite creative and fun ideas to make the most out of your time this travel season!

Staycation Ideas That You’ll Love

When June rolls around the days get longer and the to-do lists tend to get shorter. This is that glorious time of the year when the freedom and joy of summer break start to sink in. So, let’s take a bit of time to outline some fantastic ideas for summer staycations that will leave you and your family feeling relaxed, bonded, and happy!

Feel free to jot down some of your favorite staycation ideas to share with your family and friends:

  1. Indulge in an expensive activity that you wouldn’t normally splurge for. Take the kids to that amusement park or rent a boat for the day.

  2. Plan a spa day for a facial or massage.

  3. Find a camp site and spend the night under the stars.

  4. Turn your backyard into a resort-style pool. And if you plan to spend many summer days in your backyard, definitely consider a retractable awning option.

  5. Start a long art project…and finish it!

  6. Book a night or two in your favorite local hotel, and order room service!

  7. Join a summer sports league – tennis, softball, anything active.

  8. Get involved with community events at your local church or temple or even with the Chamber of Commerce.

  9. Encourage everyone in your family to choose a new hobby and master it by the end of the summer.

  10. Research a cool museum within driving distance and visit one you’ve never been to before.

  11. Find a local farm to go fruit picking.

  12. Create a movie with your friends and family.

  13. Go restaurant hopping for your favorite appetizer, entrée, and then dessert at all different locations.

  14. Visit the closest local park and even national park.

  15. Institute a tech-free day where you and your family can have a day filled with engaging and old fashion fun.

  16. Take a trip to the best water park in your state.

  17. Sign up for a class to learn a new skill.

  18. Attempt to do a day’s worth of activities by public transportation only.

The key to a successful staycation is to write down these ideas and put them into action. The summer can slip away all too quickly while sitting on the couch with a device in hand. Get your family and friends together this summer and put these great ideas to the test!

Is Your Backyard Ready for a Staycation?

Planning a staycation means making sure your home is ready for activities and enjoyment. Does your backyard have the proper tools for a fun-filled summer? 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 patio awning that is perfect for your backyard area!