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When it comes to creating a gorgeous interior space, your home will only be as beautiful as your family allows it to be. If your children don't respect the space, your home will quickly fall back into disrepair, which is why I started focusing more and more on home and garden a few years ago. I was committed to creating a great space that was just as clean and gorgeous as it was functional, and I was really surprised to see how much of a difference my efforts made. Within a few short years, my place really seemed a lot more open, airy, and inviting. Check out this blog for great ideas on making a family-oriented home.


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3 Problems To Avoid In Choosing An Awning

by Alice Howard

Retractable awnings provide the protection needed from direct sunlight without being an inconvenience. Ideally, homeowners should get professional help with selecting and installing the awnings, but sometimes they do not. Occasionally, this can result in problems. To help you avoid those same problems, here are some of the mistakes other homeowners have made with their retractable awnings.  

Selecting the Wrong Type of Awning 

Even though you have settled on a retractable awning, you still had to decide the material from which it is made. There are a couple of choices, and each one has its own benefits. If you fail to take into account the benefits and differences in each, you could select the wrong awning type.  

Fabric awnings are a popular choice. They come in a variety of styles and colors. However, they require regular maintenance. Without the right care, the fabric can tear and start to fade.  

Another option available to you is the aluminum awning. Aluminum does not have as wide a selection of styles as the fabric awnings, but there are benefits to having it. One of the biggest benefits is that it does not require as much maintenance as the fabric. It is also more durable, which means an increased lifespan.  

Inaccurately Measuring for the Awning 

You need exact measurements to buy the awning for your home. If the measurements are incorrect, you could have trouble installing the awning. You could even have areas that are left uncovered because the awning was not long enough.  

To avoid this, you need to ensure that you start with measuring the height of your window and then the width. Double check your measurements to ensure their accuracy. The measurements will help you determine which awning will be enough to cover the surface of your windows.  

Focusing Only on Price 

It might be tempting to focus on the price of the awning during the selection process, but if you do not also take into the quality and features of the awning, you could have problems later. An awning that is constructed using a cheap fabric might fail in high wind conditions or deteriorate at a faster pace. Instead of saving money, you could be replacing the awning sooner rather than later.  

Work with an awning specialist to not only find an awning that is right for your home, but to get one that fits within your budget. By doing this, you do not have to forsake quality to save a few dollars.