Retractable Awnings

Summertime Is The Right Time To Shade Your Home With NH Awning!

Summertime Is The Right Time To Shade Your Home With NH Awning!

Summer has officially started and most of us are planning for a great season full of backyard barbecues, yard projects and maybe even a little light reading by the pool. We also know how we can easily get sunburned by being outside for too long. New Haven Awning has some terrific shade options that will keep you and your guests spending this summer cool and comfortable in your very own backyard. Retractable Awnings A retractable awning is a great way to beat the heat this summer while allowing the suns rays to shine through in the winter months with very little effort. A retractable awnings can also save you money on cooling costs. According to a study funded by The Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA) that shows that New England homeowners can save up to 61% on their cooling costs by simply installing awnings on their doors and windows. Read More About Retractable Awnings Shade Sails Shade Sails are shaped like just like a sail and stretched between poles or from a house’s fascia  to a pole, a shade sail is as much an architectural design element as it is a perfect shade structure. Due to the fact that it a shade sail can be free standing or supported by some inground poles it can be installed where a conventional awning just isn’t possible. If a free standing shade solution is what you are looking for then check out Corradi’s Defense line or Sunbrella’s Folding Arm Awnings. Read More About Shade Sails Pergotendas and Patio Enclosures Patio enclosures are a great way to increase your living space while still being able to enjoy the outdoors.  You can even add heating and cooling so you can enjoy you patio all year round. A Pergotenda® can be placed just about anywhere and can be used for many things. From a pool side cabana to an outdoor dining area, the possibilities are truly endless. Another great benefit of a Pergotenda is that the top can be retracted to let just the right amount of sun through. Read More About Patio Enclosures and Corradi Pergotendas. These are just some of our great shading solutions. If you are looking to get some shade in your yard then don’t hesitate to Contact New Haven Awning so we can help you design the yard of your...

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A Great New Way To See How An Awning Looks On Your Home… And It’s Free!

A Great New Way To See How An Awning Looks On Your Home… And It’s Free!

A great new app for iOS and Android has been released by Tempotest. They are one of the leading manufacturers of awning fabrics and have been producing high quality textiles for almost 100 years. If you would like to jump right to downloading this awesome application you can click here, but I recommend you keep on reading to see just some of the benefits of using The Tempotest Visualizer® App.. One thing that we know everyone needs more of is time…which is why we developed an app for smartphones and tablets (available for both Apple and Android devices) that helps your potential awning owners instantly ‘visualize’ what a their new awning could look like and choose the Tempotest® fabric suitable to satisfy any architectural need through augmented reality. You can also use existing photographs and project various awning styles in 3D with any combination of fabrics available from the Tempotest® collection. The awning, virtually placed over your window (or on your RV or maybe even a food truck) can then be adjusted in size according to different tastes or needs, maintaining the actual designs and repeat scale of our Tempotest® fabric. Tempotest Visualizer® allows all this in just four easy steps: Set any location or select an existing photo and then add one or more awnings. Choose the type of awning and the Tempotest® fabric pattern/color you prefer. Place and size the awning. Save the photo and instantly send it or share it with anyone, even on social networks. Remember to use #nhawning so we can see what you came up with As you can see Tempotest Visualizer® is simple, easy to use and is designed for both awning professionals and their potential awning owners. Our virtual reality takes the guess work out of choosing the various awning styles and fabric patterns that best compliments your home, building or office....

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Answers To Some Questions About Retractable Awnings.

Answers To Some Questions About Retractable Awnings.

What is a Retractable Awning? A lateral arm or retractable awning uses spring-loaded arms to provide tension to the fabric as it rolls from the drive tube. The retractable awning is unique in that it may be extended as needed and only as far as needed offering unlimited utility. Is A Retractable Awning Right For My Property? Retractable awnings are a great option for any homeowner or business looking to improve the aesthetics and usability of their outdoor space. For homeowners, awnings can increase a home’s value as well as provide needed shade during the summer months. Businesses can benefit from these awnings because they create more outdoor seating for customers as well as raising the storefront’s curb appeal. Why Buy a Retractable Awning? A retractable awning offers the ultimate in versatility. About 40 percent of the unwanted heat that builds up in your house comes in through windows. Although both exterior and interior shades can control this heat gain, exterior shades — items such as awnings, louvers, shutters, rolling shutters and solar screens — are more far effective, since they block sunlight before it enters the windows and doors. You can adjust the tilt of the awning up to 45 degrees from the straight out position. You can extend the awning as little or as much as you like. Will I Save Money On Cooling Costs? A properly installed awning can reduce heat gain in your home up to 65 percent on southern windows and as much as 77 percent on eastern and western windows. We have awnings on our home now because it was impossible for our air conditioner to keep up with cooling the westerly rooms. We now have cool rooms and a happy AC unit since my awning was installed, not to mention eliminating the fading issue with the furniture and paintings.  You can read more about saving on cooling costs here. How Do I Operate My Retractable Awning? The most popular system is a manual operator using a simple removable hand brace. This system may be installed inside the home if needed or outside at either end of the awning. The installation of a tubular motor provides the maximum utility for a retractable awning. The motorization of your awning provides the additional option of a sun and wind sensor that automatically operates your awning as you program it. Imagine the awning senses the sun and out it goes to provide the shade you desire. The sun goes down and your awning automatically retracts safely waiting for the next time the sun comes...

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Get That Awning Ready For The Summer!

Get That Awning Ready For The Summer!

After the up-and-down winter we’ve just had. I’m sure we are all ready to do some relaxing in the sun.  Before we start enjoying our awning there are a few things we need to do to make sure our investments lasts for the years to come.  We are going to assume you followed the steps we listed in our post about how to winterize your fabric awnings and get right into the steps we should take this spring. A good amount of the stuff we should do are the same steps we took in the fall only because we winterized our residential or commercial awning correctly this should take less than half the time. Extend your retractable awning completely if you are working on a fixed fabric awning lay out the fabric on an area free of debris and dirt. Remove any dirt or debris from the awning that might of collected during the winter months. Make sure to start from the top edge of the awning and work your way down toward the bottom edge. Inspect the fabric for any discolorations or stains. Pay close attention to any areas that may be susceptible to build up. Hose off the awning to remove dirt that is stuck. You can use a soft-bristled brush to get out stains or dirt spots. In a bucket Mix a small amount of mild dish soap in warm water to eliminate stubborn stains. Scrub the awning in a back and forth motion. Be sure to keep the brush damp and rinse frequently to avoid spreading the dirt around. Rinse the awning thoroughly with the hose. If your awning has a hanging valance remove it. Clean the valance by hosing it down and scrub it with mild soap and a soft-bristled brush you used in step 3. Fully open your retractable awning and listen for any squeaky noises, if you hear any a gentle lubricant on all the hinges should clear it up. Be sure not to get any of the lubricant on the fabric   Learn More About Awning Cleaning & Maintenance...

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It’s Time To Start Planning For The Spring & Embrace Your Outdoor Space

It’s Time To Start Planning For The Spring & Embrace Your Outdoor Space

There is only -122 day left until spring is here and we can get out of the house and start to enjoy the outdoors again. This also means it’s time to start planning what your backyard oasis and patio is going to become. Home Owners Maybe you would like a great place to watch TV while still enjoying the outdoors or cool place to get out of the sun while you watch the kids play in the pool. When it comes to color and fabric we carry a wide range from Sunbrella, Weblon, Tempotest and many other high quality fabric manufacturers. Restaurant Owners Are you a restaurant owner looking for a way to attract and seat more people without constructing a new building? A Pergotenda is a great way to go! You can increase revenue and capacity while drawing in more people who just want to enjoy the weather while getting a bite to eat. All Business Owners If your a business owner and thinking of ways to save money and attract more customers an awning is a great way to advertise while lowering your monthly electric bill by blocking the heat from the suns rays. New Haven Awning can design you new awnings with graphics that match your business. We can also print your logo directly on to the awning along with any other information you may want passers-by to see. Contact New Haven Awning To Start Planning...

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Corradi Iridium Installed In Ellington, CT

Corradi Iridium Installed In Ellington, CT

We were in Ellington, Connecticut last week to install a great looking Corradi Iridium Pergotenda. The frame color is “White Quartz and the fabric is called Ferrari 502 Satin. This fabric boasts a high UV resistance as well as exceptional dirt resistance thanks to a PVDF top coat on both sides Corradi Iridium is one of their most versatile structures. It can be wall or ceiling mounted and designed to fit almost any of your design needs. Iridium features an anti drip system to keep you dry and you can optionally add lighting so you can enjoy this great structure even after the sun goes down. It’s never to early to start planning your background oasis! Contact New Haven Awning...

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