Spend Time Outside with Retractable Awning – Old Saybrook, CT

Outdoor Adjustable Awnings Provide Sun Protection

elite3After a long winter, who wouldn’t want to spend more time outdoors! Retractable Awnings not only offer additional outdoor living space, but also offer excellent sun protection.

A couple living on Long Island Sound in the town of Old Saybrook called Window Products, Awning, Blind & Shade Company in Branford to help them decide on a new awning for their backyard. They had used them many times in the past for other projects and felt they could provide them with exactly what they were looking for.

Durasol® Elite Plus Retractable Awning

After listening to what the homeowners wanted to achieve in an awning, it was decided that a motorized 28’ x 13’ 5” projection Durasol Elite Plus Retractable Awning would fit the bill.  Sunbrella® Heather Beige Classic 4954-000 made of 100% acrylic fabric was selected for the awning. [Read more…]


Choosing the Right Awning for Your Home

TriumphMainPicHow can you get more from your outdoor living space? With awnings! Awnings serve both a decorative and functional purpose. They can add style and color to your deck and patio while also providing shade to make entertaining outside more comfortable and enjoyable. Here are some things to consider when choosing an awning:

  • Location
  • Function and operation
  • Fabric and colors
  • Style
  • Awning Locations

While decks and patios may be the first place you think of for awnings, they also work well over doors and windows. Providing protection from the elements, door and window awnings can safeguard your interior from the sun’s damaging rays. On the deck or patio, awnings not only provide shade and cooler temperatures, they also protect your outdoor furniture from weather damage. Awnings over windows can dramatically decrease your cooling costs in the summer, an added benefit. Some sources say that your overall heat reduction during the summer months can be as much as 65% for south-facing windows and 77% for eastern and western-facing windows. [Read more…]