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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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Outdoor Spring Cleaning Checklist to Impress Your Guests

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Whether you’re trying to spruce up your or your client’s home’s appearance or give your or your client’s business a fresh new aesthetic, the spring season is the perfect time of year to focus your energy on your property’s exterior. The idea of “spring cleaning” is certainly not a new concept, not even close. In fact, various religious cleaning customs date back thousands of years, in regions that spread all over the world. From the Persian New Year to Chinese New Year, history has consistently marked the spring season as a time to start fresh and get things tidy in a home or business.

When a guest walks into your or your client’s home or a prospective client walks into your or your client’s business, first impressions are critical. Unfortunately, a dirty window or a muddy walkway could be the difference between an enthusiastic guest and one who is ready to leave as soon as possible. Now is the time of year where New Year’s resolutions begin to fall by the wayside. This year, let’s vow to make sure our most sacred properties are kept orderly and neat.

Springing into Action on Your Property’s Exterior

Keeping tabs on your never-ending to do list is tough for everyone, especially busy business owners and overworked homeowners. Nevertheless, springtime is the right time to set aside some scheduled cleaning for your property. With this in mind, we’ve taken some time to iron out the most essential spring cleaning items to incorporate into your routine in the next month or two.

Feel free to print and reference the following outdoor spring cleaning checklist as a guide for your property’s exterior:

  1. Prioritize the most noticeable areas that need cleaning and start with the most important

  2. Take a photo of your property’s exterior and take notes on the most obvious problem spots

  3. Consider pressure washing the entire exterior

  4. Pay attention to the walkway, particularly for damaged or cracked cement

  5. Upgrade your front lawn and garden area

  6. Wash all the windows, thoroughly

  7. Pay attention to the front door and garage door, clean the entire door down and make sure the handle is cleaned too

  8. Remove any cobwebs from the outside of the home, be sure to check all four sides of the property

  9. Think about washing your trash cans or buying new ones altogether

  10. Check all the lighting in the front, side, and backyard area

  11. Clean out the weeds or dead foliage around your garden area

  12. Add new soil or mulch

  13. Upgrade your patio covers

  14. Hose down your patio furniture

  15. Buy a new outdoor rug

  16. Clean out your gutters

  17. Give your grill a scrub down

  18. Check your sprinkler system and make sure it is running properly

  19. Give your pool a proper cleaning

  20. Consider a free standing retractable awning in the backyard, by the swimming pool or for any areas where a retractable awning, retractable patio pergola cover or rotating louver roof system cannot be attached

  21. Repair any issues with your outdoor gate or fence

  22. Replace old doormats

  23. Reevaluate your outdoor storage system and then consolidate what is kept outside

  24. Declutter and refresh the outdoor living space with a quick redesign of the outdoor furniture

  25. Consider a paint job or paint touchup for the entire exterior of the property

Your home or business is your pride and joy, and that means you should keep it looking clean! Most people think of “spring cleaning” as a chance to sweep the floors and clean out their refrigerators, and as a result, the outdoor area is often neglected. As outdoor living spaces continue their role as a focal point of any home or business, it is essential to keep them looking beautiful. A property’s exterior is its first impression, so make sure you are giving yours some extra attention this spring season!

Retractable Awning Upgrades for Your Outdoor Space

The team at RetractableAwnings.com is ready to “spring” into action with a gorgeous, cost-effective upgrade to your or your client’s home or business. Contact our 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 to learn more today!