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.  

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. 

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. 



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