Weather Armor Awnings

Weather Armor Awnings

3315 101413 gs3315If you have an awning, you may want to decorate in time for the holiday season. There are actually a lot of great things you can do in order to spruce up your awning and celebrate winter and the holidays. Whether at home or a business, check out these ideas for decorating your winter deck to bring some winter wonder and cheer.

Lights

Twinkling lights are such a beautiful way to bring some holiday sparkle to everyone's lives. Just pick your favorite type of stringed lights and go to town! Whether colored or a wonderful white, these lights are the perfect way to add some cheer and some luminescent decoration to your awning area.

Potted Winter Plants

Winter plants are a great way to provide some atmosphere. You don't have to limit plants to just spring and summer as there are some hardy winter plants available that will look great on any deck. Some types of plants you can grow include Camellias, Ashton's Pride, Ashton's Snow, Snow Flurry, Frost Prince, or Elaine Lee; evergreen holly, a perfect plant for the holidays; snowdrops; crape myrtle; bergenia; and hellebore.

Wreaths

Wreaths are such a wonderful way to decorate for the holidays. They bring a bit of naturally inspired beauty wherever they are hung and are a holiday decorating classic. Whether you buy a wreath or decide to make it yourself, hanging a wreath is a great way to get into the mood and celebrate some Christmas spirit. The greenery looks great in contrast to the white snow, and this seasonal favorite comes in many varieties, ready to be hung. Whether you choose a wreath that is decorated with "frosted" twigs, is made up of grapevines, has winter flowers and pine cones studded in, or is composed of the many other materials that can make up wreaths, these round rings are the perfect touch for your awnings and deck area.

If you are inspired and need an awning to decorate, call Weather Armor of Ohio to have one installed by an experienced professional.

4997 101413 gs4997If you own an outdoor awning, you want to keep it in the best shape possible. After all, it is outdoors, and exposed to the elements constantly: from rain to dirt to storms to outdoor animals like birds and squirrels. Check out these tips for maintaining your outdoor awning and keeping it looking great and in tip-top shape.

Use Commercial Awning Cleaners

When you find that you have a stain on your awning or there is mildew on it, use a commercial cleaner that is created for awning fabrics. Spraying the inside and outside with the cleaner, rolling it, and letting it sit distributes the cleaner over the fabric surface, letting it work its way in. Then open after a while and rinse the fabric with a hose.

Inspect Awnings For Mildew or Stains When First Opening

When you open your awning for the first time after storing it, inspect the fabric to make sure there isn't any mildew or stains. Awnings do develop mildew so prevent dirt from being embedded in the fabric by rinsing it with a hose. Avoid scrubbing, which can remove the water-resistant finish.

Make Sure There Aren't Any Tears

It's always good to check your awning fabric for any signs of  wear or tears. If necessary you can find materials to patch or repair the fabric, preventing any further damage.

Avoid Storing While Wet

If you store your awning while it is wet, you run the risk of it developing mildew or having the material on it rot. Always make sure it is dry on both sides before storing.

Store In Travel Mode

When you are leaving the site, always store in travel position. Don't leave your awning out unattended, and it will be fine.

When it's time to purchase a new awning, give Weather Armor in Ohio a call.

Friday, 02 January 2015 15:15

Could an Awning Be Used On an RV?

E Lite 18x8 6Extended 152 800 650 80Awnings are a great way to add some decoration as well as new aspects of functionality to your life. Awnings can be used for many situations and many purposes, but what about an RV?

Could an Awning Be Used On an RV?

Yes, awnings can absolutely be used on RVs. Awnings for the patios of an RV, for the doors, and for the windows can add not only more functionality and comfort to your RV, it can actually add onto it and make your RV even better than it was. You could even add a screen room with the help of an awning to have extra space. Everything is up to you.

Awnings In Different Models and Fabrics

One of the nice parts about owning an awning for your RV is that you get to decorate, after a fashion. Choose from different fabrics and also colors and patterns. You get to chose the awning that is right for you, and make your RV look even better with a color and pattern that you like. Whether basic color blocking or stripes, buying awnings can be a fun way to accessorize your RV.

Companion Awnings For Function

You may not know that companion awnings can do a lot for your RV experience! They can shade the interior and keep everyone cool, far more than they would be without it! They can also block the rays of UV from the sun, which can cause sunburn and lighten the fabrics of furniture and other things inside your RV.

Expand Living Space

An awning can actually extend the living space of your RV by creating a screened in front room that was never there before! Make a whole expanded outdoor living space where you can play cards, talk, have dirnks, and converse comfortably without having to worry about mosquitoes or other bugs intrduign and biting eveyrone up. This is particularly handy for those warm summer nights!

Friday, 26 December 2014 00:00

What You Should Know About Window Awnings

20x13Passerelli-164-800-650-80Window awnings can add style and value to your home. They can be custom made or standard pre-made designs, depending on your specific needs. Awnings are usually installed to provide shade and weather protection, but are quite nice, decorative additions to your home. When installed over windows, awnings are efficient in reducing sunlight and glare. An awning is a lightweight frame construction over which a cover is attached. If you are planning to install window awnings, you should first understand all your options. Below is important information about the different types of window awnings available:  

The Different Types of Window Awnings

Retractable awnings - This particular awning comes with a variety of great features. A retractable window awning can be pulled back or opened depending on your choice. It is known as a user-friendly awning. Its frame requires less maintenance. You can choose between a manual and automatic awning. Some retractable awnings are sensor-activated, while others can be controlled using a remote.

Stationary awnings - If you want to have an awning that is attached permanently to your wall, opt for a stationary awning. It can be customized with a classic design and style. It is specifically built to last a long time. Plus, it offers full weather protection. This type of awning is ideal for windows. 

Basket awnings - A basket awning is available in different shapes and colors. There are many options to choose from. You can opt for a banana-shape basket awning or a spherical one. It is perfectly constructed to provide reliable protection from the sun and weather. Basket awnings are usually used by businesses such as cafes, bakeries, boutiques, etc.

So if you are in the Lewis Center, Ohio area and would like to look into having window awnings installed at your home, then do not hesitate to contact the professionals at Weather Armor Awning.

Friday, 19 December 2014 00:00

Eclipse Awning Models

20x13PaserelliRoofRetracted-161-800-650-80Awnings are secondary, extended, or overhanging coverings that are normally attached to the exterior wall of a house. Most people install awnings to shade their home and in the case of a patio, create a covered sheltered outdoor area. Eclipse Awning Systemsis on manufacturer of awnings and these awnings are really good for residential and commercial buildings. The various models include:

Eclipse

This is the model purchased by most people for their homes and can either be retractable or extended. Eclipse awnings are usually installed by mounting them on a wall or on the roof. They usually enhance the look of the house since they are neat, clean and flexible.

Ultimate

Ultimate awnings are known for their amazing strength that can withstand strong winds. In addition to their strength, they also have cutting edge technology which makes them one of the best eclipse awnings for your home. The fact that it is a retractable awning guarantees durability of the fabric that has been used to make the awning.

Semi-Cassette

This is also a retractable lateral arm awning that is most suitable for roof mounts. The technology used in the awning ensures that it performs well. The material used is protected from harmful elements since the awning is retractable and the awning can thus be used for a long period of time. They are usually available in various colors.

Total

Total eclipse is suitable for large spaces that need shade. They can be used in both residential and commercial premises. They are much stronger than the other awnings since the materials used for assembly and installation are larger.

E-Lite

These are available in manual or motorized awnings and the advantage of this type of awning is that it is cheap. Although cheap, it still provides that same service that is providing protection from the sun, rain and snow.

Butterfly

This is another type of a retractable awning and the unique thing about it is that it is free standing. It can be mounted on various surfaces such as concrete and wood and is thus a great choice for an outdoor restaurant.

And if you are interested in having an Eclipse awning installed, Weather Armor Awning, in Lewis Center, Ohio would be happy to assist you.

20x13 Wall Mount-158-800-650-80Installing awnings at your home is a great way to reduce your energy bills during the summer if you choose window awnings as well as protect you from overexposure to sun when relaxing outdoors. There are several different brands of awnings available, and you should seek the professional services of specialists like Weather Armor Awnings, in Lewis Center, Ohio, before making any final decisions.Rolltec awnings are one of the brands offered by Weather Armor Awnings, with a wide variety of awning to choose from that are customizable to perfectly fit your needs. The following models are offered by Rolltec:

Adalia Extreme

This model is constructed measuring up to 24 inches wide with projections of up to 11.8 inches. This is one of the best-selling models and a preference for most people. It is constructed with a slope that can be adjusted with a wrench and a hex key ranging from zero degrees to 80 degrees. This model is traditionally offered in ivory and black, although there are several custom color choices available as well.

Extreme Extenda

This awning is specifically designed in a manner that the projection of the awning is equal or greater than the width of the awning. The slope can also be adjusted using a hand crank in both arms simultaneously. It comes in varieties of black, white and ivory.

Extreme Plus

This design comes with unique arms that have gears incorporated into them in a manner allowing easy adjustment. Like most other models, it is offered in black, ivory and white, although there are custom colors available.

Tilt-O-Shade

This model allows the front bar to be raised or lowered. The arm and shoulder can also be independently adjusted.

Physique XL

This model is one of the strongest awnings reinforced to have added strength and can withstand most external forces. It provides one of the largest projections of all the available lateral awnings.

19x16 6vs19x13Brand X-157-800-650-80Both retractable and fixed awnings add beauty to the home, increase the amount of usable outdoor living space during periods of hot weather or precipitation, and can be customized to express the owner’s creativity. By filtering the amount of incoming light, awnings reduce the fading of furniture, carpeting, and draperies. They also limit heat impact on the home HVAC system: heat gain in the home can be reduced by as much as 65% for a southern exposure, or as much as 77% for a western exposure, and also reduce heat and water damage to deck, patio, pool deck, and balcony surfaces. While both retractable and fixed awnings both provide these benefits, there are drawbacks to fixed awnings that make retractable awnings a better choice for some people.

Fixed Awnings:

  • They are installed as a permanent addition at the home, are not meant to be regularly taken down or even folded out of the way if necessary; they must stay in place once installation is complete
  • Provide robust protection of home and outdoor living space from sun, rain, and snow, or even sleet or hail. However, they can be damaged in bad weather because they must be left in place
  • Require minimal maintenance once in place because there are no moving parts. Structures last for decades, depending on construction. However, over time, because they are continuously exposed to sun and elements, they show age, wear, and tear much quicker
  • They will continue to block light and heat into the home and outdoor living spaces on cool, cloudy, or rainy days

So Why Choose a Retractable Awning Over a Fixed Awning? Let’s Compare:

  • They can be more expensive, but can be deployed or retracted as desired, depending on the weather conditions or plans for outdoor space usage.
  • Will protect your home and outdoor living space from sun and light precipitation only when deployed. They can be retracted and secured if bad weather (storms, high wind, snow, sleet) is approaching to keep them from being damaged.
  • You can expect them to last from 5-10 years before replacement need be considered, depending upon the degree of mechanization. However, regular maintenance can extend awning life, and because they are retracted when not in use, retractable awnings stay in premium condition much longer than fixed awnings do, and experience less stretching, bowing, or fading.
  • They can be taken down on cool or cloudy days to allow the maximum amount of light and heat to enter the home and outdoor living spaces. This way, the owner is in full control of his or her environment.

And if you have any other questions about awnings, or are interested in retractable awnings installation, do not hesitate to contact the professionals at Weather Armor Awnings, in Lewis Center, Ohio.

3    Sun City 1-98-800-650-80Before deciding on whether or not to install a new awning, most homeowners will ask themselves if this new fixture will increase the value of their home. The answer is yes! An awning not only opens up your home to more space inside, but it also provides a quiet, shaded place outside to relax. Installing a new awning will automatically increase the value of your home since it will create additional space that did not previously exist. Most modern American families must manage living with very minimal space; an awning will provide you and your family with much needed extra space to enjoy each other’s company.

Most homeowners believe that the only way to increase the value of their home before placing it on the market is through renovation. Think again! In addition to creating more space inside and out, an awning makes your home more aesthetically appealing, thus increasing its value even more. In case you are still on the fence about installing a new awning in your home, studies show that awnings can save energy and money by keeping your home cooler and requiring less air conditioner usage. It is estimated that 10% to 69% of electricity can be saved when an awning is properly installed in a home.

With all of this knowledge, it is safe to say that awnings are a wise investment and can save homeowners a lot of money in the long run. One thing that prevents most homeowners from installing a new awning is the cost of installation. They see it as an additional and unnecessary expense, but with the added value to your home and the money saved on utilities, the price for the installation practically pays for itself. Weather Armor in Columbus, Ohio offers 5 vital tips to help you properly install your awning. There really is no better place to invest your hard earned money other than in your own home.

Friday, 21 November 2014 00:00

What Is an Awning?

2    SunBlockers Northwest 1-97-800-650-80What if there was a way to increase space in your home while also providing a space for family members and friends to gather together and spend time outdoors? Well, there is! An awning is an extended, overhanging or secondary covering that is usually attached to the exterior wall of the house. The location of the awning is carefully selected above the window, the door, or along the sidewalk. The awning is intended to create more space for homeowners so that they can spend more time outside of the house, enjoying fresh air and good company. Weather Armor in Columbus, OH, offers safe and reliable awnings for your home, as well as tips on how to properly install your new awning.

Types of Awnings

There are currently three basic types of awnings on the market.

Full Awning

A full awning does not have to be extended from your wall. It is usually twice the size of your caravan’s living room and offers a serene place to relax outside. It is made from tent-like structures, but the quality, size, and materials can vary. Some full awnings have even used curtains to create a more elegant look.

Porch Awning

Porch awnings are much smaller and are quicker to set up and fix. They are specifically intended for people who will be staying outside for just a couple of nights. In most cases, they are erected just outside the entrance of your caravan to create a space for people to change out of their wet jackets before entering the caravan.

Canopy Awning

A canopy awning is usually fixed to one side of the van and can be either permanent or temporary. The permanent awnings will roll down and are equipped with integral poles to create stability. These types of awnings are much harder to set up and it is often recommended to use a professional service to ensure proper installation.

There are many benefits of installing an awning in your home. It will open up space in your home; it provides a perfect environment to relax out of the hot sun; it provides the privacy to change in public; it can also control the amount of light coming into the home and even the excessive rain that may splash into homes. You will find many great uses for your awning.

Friday, 14 November 2014 00:00

Spend Time with Your Family Outdoors

7057-101413-gs7057There aren’t many things in this world that can beat spending quality time with your family and friends in the comfort of your own backyard. Imagine beautiful, breezy mornings watching the sunrise, followed by sunny afternoons and quiet evenings watching the sunset. You can take your lunch outdoors, or snuggle up with a nice book and a blanket. How wonderful it would be to spend as much time outside as possible; however, the weather does not always cooperate. Especially during the cold winters and hot summers, it can be difficult to spend time with family outside of the house. Bad weather can scare families from leaving their warm, comfortable homes. There is a way you can enjoy the outdoors year-round and you won’t even need to check the weather report first.

Installing an awning in your new home will allow you to spend more time with your family outside and less time worrying about the weather. You can enjoy your cup of coffee and watch the rain, or dine with your family beneath the illuminated moon. If you’re someone who wishes to spend more time outdoors but are often scared out of doing so by the thought of sun burns or wet hair, then an awning is just the thing for you. Having a retractable awning installed in your home can be a great way to block out the sun or rain without having to make any major changes to your home. Studies have shown how the outdoor environment contributes to healthy human development. Nature is usually the best remedy to restore yourself and for the overall well being of humans.

For those families spending too much time indoors—in front of the television or hidden away in your room—it is time to wake up and enjoy the breeze and warm sunny days beneath the shade of your new awning. Utilizing a professional service to install the new awning will ensure that it is done so properly. You can save big on electricity bills by spending less time in your home with lights and air conditioners running. An awning will generally keep your house cooler by deflecting hot sun rays, thus saving you even more money. Weather Armor in Columbus, Ohio provides safe and affordable awnings for your home, as well as installation tips to follow.

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