Cost Effective Upgrades for Your Home

// posted by Vic Santiago on Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Aug 03

Whether you’re a landlord looking for upgrades before renting out, or you plan on selling your house within a few months to a year, you might start to think about how you can make your home more cost effective. From sprucing up the exterior to making smart functional additions, here are three home improvement projects we recommend:

Paint - A fresh coat of paint on the interior or exterior is an inexpensive solution to remodeling your home. A freshly painted room looks clean and updated - it also speaks volumes for your home’s value. Whether you’re looking to sell or rent out, keep the tones neutral to appeal to the largest number of prospective buyers and renters. A can of paint doesn’t cost much, so buy a few and start rolling on a new color!

Plant trees - Boost your home’s curb appeal by planting a tree or two. You might not be looking to sell your house today, but we promise that in the future (when your tree fully matures) your landscaping will appeal to many. This home improvement project can also help you cut back on cooling costs during the warmer months, as trees create more shade around your home.

Install an awning - Speaking of cutting cooling costs, there’s no solution better than an awning. Awnings can reduce harmful UV rays and lower inside temperatures by as much as 8-15 degrees. But when you do want a little more sunlight during the cooler months of the year, opt for a retractable awning. That way, you can wind it back up as you please.

If you’re looking to boost your home’s value, we guarantee that a custom awning by Dean Custom Awnings is a smart solution! We can provide you with versatile, retractable awnings and more to protect your home and make it more cost effective! To learn more, give us a call at (845) 425-1193.

Retractable Awning Installation

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

Jul 07

Retractable awnings are an essential addition to any backyard, so it’s important that they are set up properly and without fail. If you’re thinking about this smart solution to shelter you from rain or shine, you might be curious about the setup process. At Dean Custom Awnings, our professionals are trained and experienced in awning installation. Here’s how we provide you with a custom awning:

Prep work

Evaluate - Our professionals evaluate the area and make sure it’s not obstructed with lighting fixtures, vents, generators or other obstructions, so that your awning can easily swing up and down.

Measure and mark - We then mark how high you want the awning to be installed. Next, we attach it high enough so that people can comfortably walk under the clearance, but not too high that sun is always coming in through the open side.


Mount the brackets - Once we know exactly where your awning should be, we mount the brackets to keep your awning safe and secure. This is where the hood and the bar if the awning will need to be installed.

The commitment to proper and quality installation means we work harder and smarter than our competition. We are at the forefront of the awning industry and offer our customers the latest and most convenient, speedy services available. We are members of the North East Canvas Products Association (NECPA), Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), and Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA), and we carry only the best in awning products. To learn more, give us a call at (845) 425-1193 or visit us on the web. 



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