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Awnings: Protect your Home & Family

Posted by Craig Zola on Nov 18, 2015 10:23:13 AM

In the summertime, it's sunny. It’s also time for barbeques. You’ve probably got all your bases covered: burgers, hot dogs, buns, drinks, and other tasty treats for your friends and family. But, do you have your backyard covered?

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Things to Consider Before Buying Awning Fabric

Posted by Craig Zola on Oct 1, 2014 9:09:36 AM

The sun is shining bright. The kids want to play in the backyard. You want to sit outside and enjoy a nice cup of iced tea. But there’s one problem; there’s no shade. So what should you do?

Putting up a backyard tent sounds like an easy way to protect you family from the harmful ultra violet rays of the sun, but that’s not a permanent solution. Plus, the materials used in low-cost products may not have the qualities you’re looking for in an awning or shade structure. Some materials can tear easily, not withstand the elements, and are not fire resistant.

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Awning Fabrics Comparison: What’s the Right Material for You?

Posted by Craig Zola on May 14, 2014 10:59:00 AM


Awnings are an important energy and money saving structure that most homes should have. Awnings save energy and can reduce temperatures by 8-15 degrees. Awnings can also reduce air conditioning costs up to 25 percent! And most importantly, awnings protect your family and your home from sun damage and ultra violet rays.

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Replacement Awnings: Vinyl or Woven Fabric?

Posted by Craig Zola on Feb 25, 2014 10:58:00 AM

If you own an RV, a restaurant, shopping center development, store front - if you are an architect, or even a specifier for building products - you should know that Herculite has been setting the standards for awning materials development and solving commercial awning issues for over six decades.

Providing a profound array of products, brands, and manufacturing designs - even technical and consulting expertise - Herculite continues to pilot major improvements for the awning industry in areas such as environmental awareness, design and materials development.

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Types of Awning Sun Shades

Posted by Craig Zola on Feb 19, 2014 6:28:00 PM

Awning sun shades offer a lot to the consumer. Designed for use in residential as well as commercial applications, the right type of sun shades will offer several key benefits. By taking the time to determine what you need in the way of awning shades for your home or business will make it much easier to evaluate the different types and decide which one is right for you.

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Awnings for Decks - Fixed vs. Retractable

Posted by Craig Zola on Feb 7, 2014 5:18:00 PM

There are so many reasons to want awnings for decks, whether you’re an individual business owner or an architect or developer designing buildings or complete shopping centers. Awnings can simply provide shade for your storefront, or they can create an upscale outdoor room that beckons patrons for food and beverage service or for relaxation at a country club poolside patio or golf-view balcony.  

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The Best Fabric for a Waterproof Patio Cover

Posted by Craig Zola on Jul 9, 2013 1:00:00 PM

Choosing fabric for waterproof patio covers is a task that cannot be undertaken lightly. In commercial applications, your patio cover may be the first thing that your customers see as they enter your premises. If you're in the hospitality sector, you understand the advantage of using waterproof fabric for your entrance awnings, as this creates a warm and welcoming area for guests as they cross your threshold. In addition, as outdoor dining has become more popular, eateries offer their clientele the option to gather on patios.

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Choosing the Right Awning Style

Posted by Craig Zola on May 30, 2013 1:37:00 PM

Choosing exactly the right material and framing style for your awning requires a handful of information.

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3 ways to maximize awning energy savings

Posted by Craig Zola on Apr 11, 2013 9:59:00 PM

You have always wanted to enjoy the outdoors without having to be scorched in the hot sun especially during warm summers. To begin thinking about awnings, it is necessary for you to understand which house direction has shade and how the trees help in creating shades. This is important because you can then determine where you want to place awnings. Awnings can be very helpful in saving you air conditioning energy costs from the sun’s rays heating up the inside of a home. Awning energy savings can be influenced by the type of fabric that is chosen.

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Awning Fabric Choice Considerations

Posted by Craig Zola on Mar 11, 2013 8:58:00 AM

When it comes to awning fabrics, most people don't know where to begin. The considerations are many as are the applications of awnings. When making decisions between what awning fabrics to choose, the considerations involve:

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