Why You Need a Patio Canopy

// posted by Vic Santiago on Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Jan 19

Looking for outdoor deck or patio protection for the changing seasons? We’ve got the perfect solution! Our patio canopies are designed to keep you and your deck dry and free of extreme heat. Here’s why you need one: 

Year Round Protection - This 30 inch roof rafter has a frame system that offers 365 day protection from rain and shine. Plus, you can customize it with side wings or valance style sides for extra protection.

Retractable - Easily retract your patio canopy when necessary. For example, if you expect heavy winds or snowfalls, keep your canopy in tip top shape by stowing it away and rolling it out again when the weather dries up.  

Durable - Our patio canopies are made with a heavy duty 14 gauge galvanized steel frame and acrylic fabric material from some of our top, best-selling brands. This also means that the patio canopy is weatherproof and resistant to fading and mildew.

Customize - Due to its fabric make up, these patio canopies are available in hundreds of beautiful colors and patterns upon your request. Learn more about our fabrics by visiting our Awning Fabric Showroom.

Lifetime Warranty - At Dean Custom Awnings, we offer a lifetime frame warranty on our patio canopies. So any repairs you need, we’ll make it happen!

Does a patio canopy sound like the perfect solution for your home or business? If so, visit Dean Custom Awnings on the web or call us at (845) 525-1193 today! We offer several solutions to help protect you and your property from extreme weather conditions.

The Most Popular Awning Materials

// posted by Vic Santiago on Thursday, January 14, 2016

Jan 14

Looking to create a shady outdoor space for your home or business? Custom awnings are an excellent investment, especially if you live in the Northeast region. Whether you’re thinking about having a custom awning installed or replaced, consider these popular awning materials that are made to last:



With all the precipitation you experience in New York and Connecticut, you need a waterproof awning. Why? Because not only will you need an awning that can withstand the rain and snow, but you also need one that can resist mold and mildew. That being said, a vinyl awning is a wise choice, as they are designed for humid environments alone.


Acrylic awnings are durable and perhaps the most traditional choice for awnings. On top of that, they can also resist mildew as well as UV ray damage. The other benefit? Acrylic comes in a wide array of colors due to the type of fibers from which they are created. Check out a few of the most popular awning fabrics by clicking here.

Once you choose an awning material, it’s crucial to choose the right frame style that suits your needs. Whether that be dome shaped or traditional, it's important to talk with a professional, high-quality awning service.

Whichever type of awning material you choose, Dean Custom Awnings is here to provide you with top notch services, custom-tailored to your exact needs, whether it be for your home or business. We are pioneers in providing high quality awning services and awning products, and have been for three long generations! To learn more about our commercial and residential awnings, visit us on the web or call us at (845) 525-1193. 

The Dos and Don'ts of Awning Care

// posted by Vic Santiago on Thursday, January 07, 2016

Jan 07

Now that winter has arrived, you can expect some extreme weather conditions. That being said, it’s important to take extra good care of your property. While an awning can provide protection to your outdoor space, it’s key to understand the do’s and don’ts of caring for it so that it lasts for years to come:  


Retract in high winds - If you own a retractable awning, the beauty is that you can put it away when needed. So while they might be made to withstand stronger weather conditions, high winds isn’t one of them.

Brush off rain water - Don’t let your awning get moldy. This can be a health hazard and will likely lessen the lifespan of your awning. So wait until the weather dries up and get rid of any rain that may have accumulated on your awning.

Inspect after a storm - While rain can cause problems for your awning, so can debris. Between falling tree limbs to dirt, be sure your awning is clear by carefully climbing onto a ladder and inspecting the situation. Make sure you do this when the conditions aren’t slippery.


Use harsh chemicals to clean - When cleaning your awning, try to shy away from using chemical cleaners on fabric, as this can destroy your awning and the mildew-resistant qualities it might possesses.

Plant trees around it - When a storm hits, you might experience tree damage. And when a tree grows, its limbs can overextend and damage your awning. So be careful when planting new greenery on your property, especially if you have a fabric awning.

Retract in freezing temps - Retractable awnings are meant to withstand snowy conditions and protect your deck, but if your awning suddenly becomes frozen you can expect its condition to change.

Have other questions about caring for your awning this winter and throughout the year? Turn to Dean Custom Awnings! We offer high quality awnings, tailored to fit your needs, and are here for any and all of your questions. For more information, visit us on the web or call us at (845) 525-1193. 

Questions to Ask Before Buying a Custom Awning

// posted by Vic Santiago on Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Jan 05

New year, new home improvement projects? If buying a custom awning is on your checklist of projects to complete in 2016, then you've made a wise choice! But like many other home projects, you're probably wondering what you need to know before making a purchase. Well, look no further! We've got your FAQ's below:


1. Which type of awning will suite my needs?

There are a few questions to consider regarding the type of awning you will need. The two primary questions you should ask before purchasing an awning are: (1) what is the purpose of my awning? and (2) what type of climate do I live in? Once you have the answer to these questions, you can consult with your custom awning company and narrow down your options. For example, retractable awnings are ideal for when the weather gets cold, as you have the option to retract when needed.  

2. Which brands do you recommend?

Purchasing an awning can be tricky enough as it is, but toss a number of brands into the mix and you have an even bigger decision to make. By asking which brands are most popular and why, you can come to an even closer decision. Dean Custom Awnings works with several high-quality manufacturers, such as Sunbrella Fabrics. To view more brand options, click here.

3. Can I see the product before it's manufactured?

Ask your awning service if they offer digital renderings. This allows you to view your customized creation before it’s produced in case you want to make any adjustments to your selection, be it color or fabric. Click here to view a few examples of digital renderings.  

4. Do you have any references?

It’s vital to ask for references before using a service. That way, you can read first hand experiences and determine whether or not a company is right for you. Want a custom awning in time for spring? Read what customers are saying about their experience with Dean Custom Awnings.

If you’re in the market for a customized awning at home, turn to Dean Custom Awnings! We can help you create a custom retractable awning, tailored to fit your needs, and show you digital renderings to make sure you are nothing short of satisfied. For more information, visit us on the web or call us at (845) 525-1193.



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