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Best Awnings for Winter: Retractable Awnings

// posted by Vic Santiago on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Dec 15

Choosing outdoor finishing touches that last you for the winter can be tough. Depending on where you live, you might find it tricky to discover an awning that can withstand snow, ice, and cold temperatures. While there aren’t many options out there that can last through freezing winters, there is one you can depend on: a retractable awning.

Aside from its long guaranteed lifespan, there are many reasons why you should choose a retractable awning if you live in a cold climate. Here’s why:

 

Protection - If you’re seeking shelter from the ice and snow, then you’ve met your match! Retractable awnings were built to withstand harsh wintry conditions and keep your back deck or patio free of snow. Plus, you can retract whenever you need to!

Versatility - A perfect example of a time you may want to retract your awning is during a night of heavy winds. Unlike other awnings, you can put away your retractable awning if you’re either leaving for vacation and are expecting questionable weather conditions or want to be safe and protect your awning from blustery winds.

Weight - If you live in the Northeast region, then you know very well how much snow can accumulate quickly. But luckily, if you own a retractable awning, you won’t have to worry about the snow weighing down on the latest addition to your outdoor space. These awnings are strong and can carry the weight of snow. But of course, if you’d rather stay on the safe side, you can retract until the snow melts and weather warms up a bit.

At Dean Custom Awnings, we offer several types of retractable awnings that are strong, beautiful, and have a lifetime frame warranty! Learn more about our selections here. If a retractable awning sounds like the ideal addition to your outdoor space, give us a call at (845) 425-1193 for more information on our services.  

Choosing a Weather Resistant Awning

// posted by Vic Santiago on Monday, November 23, 2015

Nov 23

The right type of awning will keep your exterior living space comfortable all year round, especially when it rains and snows. Because the winters bring a lot of precipitation and summers bring extra sunshine, it’s important to choose an awning that can withstand mother nature’s unexpected conditions. Below are a few pointers to consider before making your selection:

 

Material - If you want a waterproof and fireproof awning, you might want to steer away plastic and other highly flammable materials. Instead, check out these alternatives.

Color - When the temperatures are hotter than average, you may want to consider the right color awning for your outdoor space. For example, a dark colored awning can heat your space more and attract more sunlight. In this case, it might be wise to stick with a lighter shade instead.

Stability - Strong winds and heavy rainfalls are are common, especially in the Northeast Region. That being said, it’s essential to purchase an awning that can withstand such conditions. Or better yet, go for a retractable awning that you can easily retract when you need to. At Dean Custom Awnings, we provide retractable awnings with quiet operation and unmatched performance for any home!

At Dean Custom Awnings, we offer a wide array of awnings for your outdoor space. Our experts will help you through every step of the process, from designing to installation. With locations in New York and Connecticut, we proudly serve the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania region. To learn more about our services, visit us on the web or call us at (845) 525-1193.

How to Pick the Perfect Awning

// posted by Vic Santiago on Monday, November 16, 2015

Nov 16

If you’re going to make investments for your business, you’ll want to consider an awning. Awnings contribute to the overall appearance and function of your storefront and can add value. There are a many factors to consider when picking the perfect awning. Do you have questions regarding which one to choose? We’ve got your answers:

What is the purpose of an awning?

The style awning you choose will largely affect your brand. Do you wish to provide shade and comfort for your customers, or do you prefer one that compliments your brand? When you know why you want to create a custom awning, you’re one step closer to choosing the right option.  


What kind of style do I want?

Your awning will be a key highlight to your store’s aesthetics, so decide whether you want it to be distinct or subtle, colorful or simple. Choosing an awning that complements your company’s style and message is a good place to start. Then, consider your surroundings and what other businesses are doing in your community.

Are there local restrictions?

Some areas have restrictions and building codes that you must accommodate. So before you make any selections, check with your local zoning restrictions to learn what you can and cannot do in regards to a new awning design.  

 How much should I spend?

The cost of awnings varies depending on size, shape, and fabric. That being said, it’s best to set a budget and stick to it. Some awning design companies will work with you to make sure you are happy with the product whiles staying under your budget. To learn more about how you can customize a quality awning within budget, click here.

What size should I choose?

Consider the size of your storefront. You might not want a large awning if your building is on the smaller size, and vise versa. To choose the perfect awning, take measurements and think about which size will best compliment your building’s exteriors from every angle.  

A custom awning is an aesthetic addition for any business, no matter how big or small. At Dean Custom Awnings, we offer superior awning services that are custom-tailored to your needs, and we would love to help you with your next project! For more information, visit us on the web or call us at (845) 525-1193.

Frame Styles for Your Outdoor Awning

// posted by Vic Santiago on Friday, October 23, 2015

Oct 23

If you’re getting ready to create a customized awning for your home or business, you might be feeling overwhelmed by all the options out there. The style that you choose for your new awning greatly depends on the functionality for which you will need. Once you know the purpose for your awning, use the following list of awning shapes to help you choose the best style:

 

Traditional. Traditional frames are typically used for sun protection, which can be ideal for installing over large areas like your back deck, patio, or porch.

Dome. Dome awnings are popular for small entryways in front of storefronts and offices. This is one of the best options for weather protection because of its sphere-like shape, which can not only shield you from the sun, but also from heavy rainfalls.

Gable. Gable awnings are perfect for rain due to their steep sloped shape. Whether you have an outdoor restaurant or a large backyard, these can protect a large crowd from bad weather (and sun of course).

Convex. Convex frames are a smart choice if the purpose of your awning is to provide protection and promote your business at the same time. They are long enough for you to create a custom graphic design and cover the entirety of your storefront or office building.

At Dean Custom Awnings, we offer a wide array of awning frame styles for your outdoor awning. Our experts will help you through every step of the process, from designing to installation. With locations in New York and Connecticut, we proudly serve the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania region. To learn more about our services, visit us on the web or call us at (845) 525-1193. 

How to Choose the Perfect Color Awning

// posted by Vic Santiago on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Oct 20

Picking the perfect color for any home or business design element can be stressful. When it comes to a personalized awning, the color that you choose directly impacts the look of your home or business, so it’s important to select wisely. Luckily, there’s a lot of leeway with color, but asking yourself these three questions can help you make an informative decision:

1. What is the purpose of your awning?

Is this awning for your business or home? Commercial awnings are fairly different than residential awnings. An awning designed specifically for branding is designed with the intention of advertising a business and keeping customers protected. On the other hand, an awning created for the home is intended to help lower energy bills and provide safety from sun, rain, and other unexpected weather conditions.

2. What emotion do you want to convey?

Colors are an important part of the awning creation process, especially when it comes to branding because they directly affect your customers. Choosing the right color for your awning is one of the most essential parts of making your business successful, as not every color is the same. Below are a few colors to consider for your business and how they attract consumers.

  • Red - The color of excitement
  • Blue - A calming and cool color that represents trust
  • Yellow - A fun and confident color that often evokes hyper-specific emotions
  • Green - Used for a calming effect or an eco-friendly idea

3. What color are your exteriors?

Take a look at your building’s exterior. What color is it? When choosing a color for your awning, you want to compliment what you’re already working with. For example, if your building is white, you might want to choose a shade other than white, depending on the look you’re trying to achieve.

Are you ready for a customized awning fit for your home or business? At Dean Custom Awnings, we offer many styles and colors to help you create the perfect awning. We proudly serve the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania region and will help you through every step of the awning creation process! For more information, visit us on the web or call us at (845) 525-1193. 

Why You Need a Commercial Awning

// posted by Vic Santiago on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Oct 14

When it comes to business, commercial awnings serve several purposes and are a key element to success. This is true for clothing stores, restaurants, and everything in between. If you're looking for a way to optimize your business, here are three reasons why commercial awnings are a smart option:

 

 1. Market your business - If you’re looking for a way to market your business, then consider a custom-made awning. Typically, awnings are the first thing you see when you walk or drive up to a store. And when executed properly, customers will be so drawn to your storefront that your clientele will begin to grow. 

2. Highlight your storefront architecture - Commercial awnings are an effective tool for drawing in new customers, especially when they’re customized. By taking a custom design and bringing it to life, you can significantly enhance the overall look of your storefront and send a clear message to your buyers. At Dean Custom Awnings, we will help you design the best custom awning for your unique business.  

3. Safety and protection - Not only do awnings affect the visual appeal of your storefront, but they also provide weather protection for your customers. Depending on the size and shape you choose, you can help your customers to stay safe upon entering and exiting the building, which tells them that you care.

 Need a new custom commercial awning for your business? At Dean Custom Awnings, we offer a wide array of awning styles and shapes from which to choose. We also offer drawings and digital photographic depictions to help you visualize what a custom awning will do for your business! For more information on our services, visit us on the web or call us at (845) 525-1193.

Why You Need a Custom Awning

// posted by Vic Santiago on Friday, September 25, 2015

Sep 25

Custom awnings can be good for many reasons. When it comes to business, awnings can do a lot to promote your brand. And for your home, they can protect you from unexpected weather conditions. At Dean Custom Awnings, we offer a wide array of custom-made awnings that can be beneficial in several ways:

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Stand out from the crowd. If you choose a commercial awning for your company, our customized design can help set yours apart from the rest. Our goal is to highlight the style and architecture of your building and give yours a distinct personality using a wide array of colors, shapes, and sizes.

Shield yourself from bad weather. Having a custom residential awning in your backyard can be a great solution for protecting yourself from bad weather conditions, like heavy rainfalls or too much sun. And we know that every home is different, which is why we offer several types of customized awnings to suit the look and functionality of yours.

Get your message across. Do you have a company logo or slogan that you’d like to portray through a personalized awning design? That’s why we’re here to help! We know that part of growing a successful business means creating visuals that attract customers. When you choose custom awnings from Dean Custom Awnings, you can rest assured that your building will be an extension of your company’s message.

Block UV rays. Awnings are an excellent way to protect your windows, entrances, and furnishings from harmful UV rays. In fact, studies show that awnings on windows and patio doors can lower inside temperatures by 8 to 15 degrees. But of course, this depends on the fabric color, style, and method of attaching your awning. So whether you want a little or a lot of protection, our custom awnings can help.

Have you decided that custom awnings are right for you? If so, please contact us to schedule an appointment that works for you. At Dean Custom Awnings, we will visit your home or company to meet with you and discuss your design ideas, no matter how big or small they are! We also offer shop drawings and digital photographic depictions to help you visualize what our awnings will do for your home or business. For more information, visit us on the web or call us at (845) 525-1193.

Dean Custom Awnings: Our Services

// posted by Vic Santiago on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Sep 23

Regardless of what your home, storefront, or office building looks like, making it practical and personal is important. Whether you need protection from extreme weather conditions or want to add a personal touch, custom awnings are a great solution. At Dean Custom Awnings, we offer a wide array of awnings that are tailored to your needs. Below are just a few of the types of awnings we offer:

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Commercial – First impressions say a lot about your business. In a way, the look of your office or storefront is a direct reflection of your business – it tells customers who you are and what your message is. Our commercial awnings will help you take your business to the next level with a large selection of shapes, colors, sizes, and high-end fabrics.

Residential – Don’t let hot sun and passing showers shy you away from relaxing on your deck or patio. Instead, call Dean Custom Awnings for your personalized residential awning. We will visit your home to meet with you to discuss your designs and bring them to life, no matter how big or small the idea!

Retractable Awnings – Short on space but still want an awning? Our retractable awnings are the perfect solution. we offer only state of the art designs that are both durable and functional. Click here to view all of our options.

We design all of these options and more!

With locations in New York and Connecticut, we proudly serve the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania region and will travel right to your front door. To learn more about how Dean Custom Awnings can help you design the perfect solution for your home or business, visit us on the web or call us at (845) 525-1193.

About Us!

// posted by Vic Santiago on Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sep 15

Here at Dean Custom Awnings, we are dedicated to helping you stay cool and dry and save money on your energy bills, all while making your home or business look its best!
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Whether you’re looking for a commercial or a residential awning, Dean Custom Awnings can make your design ideas come to life by using different shapes, frames, and colors. We carry only the best awning products on the market and will go above and beyond to make sure our customers are nothing short of 100 percent satisfied with the final product.

For three generations, we have been committed to working our hardest and staying up-to-date in the awning industry. In addition, we make sure our service is personalized and efficient, which means we can have your custom awning sent to you and installed quicker than the rest of the competition. We are also proud members of the North East Canvas Products Association (NECPA), Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), and Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA), and we carry a professional awning contractor license.

If that’s not enough to convince you that we’re the best in the awning business, check out what our customers are saying about our guaranteed service!

With locations in New York and Connecticut, we proudly serve the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania region and will travel right to your front door. To learn more about how Dean Custom Awnings can help you design the perfect solution for your outdoor space, visit us on the web or call us at (845) 525-1193.

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