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Winter months can be challenging for many businesses. As the temperature drops, seasonal changes and weather inclement can negatively affect your sales, increase your utility costs, and become a hassle when it comes to maintaining your establishment. We usually think of installing commercial awnings when warm weather sets in, but what business owners oftentimes overlook is that outdoor shelters can also be a great option during the wintertime. From freezing rain to...


Whether you’re a home or business owner looking to enhance the look and functionality of your property, outdoor awnings are a convenient and affordable way to provide your terrace with style, shade and weather protection year-round. In addition to the structure, selecting the right fabric to dress up your awning and shield your patio is also a key factor. Many homeowners do not take full advantage of their outdoor space because of its inadequate shelter from heat, rain, or...


Tags: awning | awning fabric | retractable awning June 7, 2016

In 1830, the manufacturing Thimonnier Bartholomew invented the first sewing machine. He filed the first patent for a “mechanical sewing” built of wood, with a continuous thread in chain stitch, sewing 200 points per minute. He produced 80 copies to honor an army uniforms command. Many inventors of this time bet on the reproduction of the movement of the hand, which limits to a simple sewing needle.Then there have been many sewing machines more effective than others and now...


Tags: awning | retractable awning May 16, 2016

When the rain passes through the seam of the canvas of a retractable awning it becomes a big concern especially when you have spent a few thousand dollars. We want to be certain that our canvas will last a long time and that water will not pass through the seam.For centuries the traditional sewing for awning canvas is done with machines with a single or double needle. Many companies until nowadays use these machines, but what makes the difference is the quality of the needle...


The first uses of the pergola reach back to the Greco-Roman antiquity. It’s an English, John Evelyn, who put the principle forward, discovering the term in 1645 during a visit to Rome in the cloister of the Trinità dei Monti. Originally, the pergola was a supported advanced on the house. The roof, consisting of widely spaced horizontal beams, welcomed plants that provided shade and coolness. Since there have been many changes, because now the pergola can be independent, an...


September 24, 2015

Choosing the right canvas awning can be a difficult decision. It depends on several factors: your area (wind, sunlight levels),its use, your taste and of course your budget – the denser  the fabric the more it costs.Your awning is going to be given the duty of protecting your home and outside area from the sun. You are going to want to make sure that what you get is capable of doing its duty.The standards for determining the protective abilities of your awning’s fabric are going...


Whether you are a homeowner looking for a garden awning or a business owner looking for awnings for your patio or to add a touch of charm to draw attention to your location, awnings are an affordable asset to your property. There are many different types of awnings from which to choose and making sure you are selecting the proper canvas for your awnings is important to ensure longer wear.Here is the difference between waterproof and water-repellent canvasses to help you...


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