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Why You Need a Patio Awning This Summer

// posted by Vic Santiago on Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Apr 20

Enjoying the summer weather after a cold winter is one of the most relaxing feelings. Most days are pleasant, but then you have a few days when it’s either too hot or rainy to bare sitting outside. And that’s when you need to be protected! So to maximize the comfort of your outdoor space, we recommend an outdoor awning. Here’s why:

UV rays

We all know that the sun is strongest during summer months, and not many people want to sit on their back patio when it’s over 90 degrees outside. But with the push of a button, you can have a retractable awning that not only protects you, but also saves your patio (or deck) and home from heating up.

Rain storms

Don’t let Mother Nature rain on your outdoor gathering! Install an awning to protect you from stormy weather so you don’t have to take the party inside on a warm, summer’s day. Not to mention, it will also protect your patio furniture from getting soaked or damaged.  

Save money on energy

Studies by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and air conditioning Engineers (ASHRE) have proven that when the proper style and fabrics are used, awnings on patio doors can reduce indoor temperatures by 8 to 15 degrees! That means you don’t need to switch your AC to full blast all summer long, which inevitably leads to higher energy costs.

If an awning sounds like the perfect solution for your outdoor space this summer, contact Dean Custom Awnings! We can provide you with versatile, retractable awnings and more to protect your home and allow you to host your outdoor parties without extreme weather interfering! To learn more, give us a call at (845) 425-1193.

How Awnings Can Increase the Value of Your Home

// posted by Vic Santiago on Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Apr 06

Image you’re house hunting. Every home you visit looks the same except for one. This house features a backyard awning, which has you thinking about all the outdoor parties you can have in summer (rain or shine). This is just one of the many reasons your backyard awning can increase the value of your home. Here are three others:   

Boost your curb appeal

Dress up your windows by adding decorative value. Choose an awning color and style that compliments your home’s exterior paint colors and frames your home perfectly. There are many different types of awning shapes, such as dome, traditional, gable, and more.

Lower energy bills

Keeping your home cool in the summer can be costly. That is, unless you install a custom awning. Awnings can cool off temperatures by 8-15 degrees during the warmer months by blocking out the sun.

Expand your living space

Keep your backyard shady, as if you’re retreating to another room in your home (except your actually outdoors). A custom built cabana style awning, retractable awning or a custom built stationary awning above your outdoor furniture makes for a beautiful addition of living space on your property. 

At Dean Custom Awnings, there is no idea that is too small or too large - we will take on your project and show you just how beneficial an awning can be when it comes to the value of your home. We offer some of the best top selling residential awnings and can offer you professional advice on your home’s needs. To learn more, give us a call at (845) 425-1193 or visit us on the web.  

Ways to Freshen Up Your Patio

// posted by Vic Santiago on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Mar 23

You step into your beautiful backyard on a warm spring afternoon, but something is missing: it reminds you of the dull winter days that are now behind us. Pretty soon, you’ll be inviting friends over for an outdoor gathering, but you’re embarrassed by your backyard’s appeal. Here are four essentials you need (and we swear by) if you’re looking to freshen up outdoor space: 


New Pillows. We’ve all been to an outdoor gathering where the seating is quite uncomfortable - don’t be that host. Fluff and throw down some pillows - your guests will be happy you did. Add these bright colors to your swing and table set chairs. You can even create a space for kids on the ground - sort of like a mini fort from when you were a kid! 

Trees. Let’s look beyond fabric and focus on the one element every yard needs: greens! Buy large pots and plant mini trees and flower arrangements in them. Not only will it create a wonderful aroma, but it will also boost the flow of oxygen and create a little bit of cozy privacy in your yard. 

Lighting. When you’re hosting an evening party, the last thing you want is for it to go dark. Light up the night with Edison-inspired lights or anything that creates a festive atmosphere. Go the extra mile and add a fire pit as well! 

Awnings. Now, your friends come to this party of yours and it starts raining. But inside your home, it’s a mess and you don’t want to postpone. This has happened to many more of us than we’d like to admit. That is why we recommend you install a residential custom awning above your patio to keep everyone (including your patio) dry. Even for those super sunny afternoons, your guests will stay cool and shady all day long. 


Your outdoor space should not only look appealing - it should also be functional for when you invite guests over. If you checked everything off your patio makeover list but still need an awning, call Dean Custom Awnings. We offer some of the best top selling residential awnings and can offer you professional advice on your home’s needs. To learn more, give us a call at (845) 425-1193 or visit us on the web.  


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