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Thursday, 21 November 2013 18:42

St Pete Awnings - Add Curb Appeal to You Home

Awnings in St Pete Add Value to Your Home with Curb Appeal

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Fabric awnings from West Coast Awnings can add curb appeal and value to your home.  Our awning customers in St Pete have seen this time and again when comparing the sale price of their home to comparable real estate in their neighborhood.  Much like landscaping, awnings are a simple addition to a property that can pay big dividends when your home is for sale.  An otherwise plain-looking home can get the upscale look that demands top dollar when classic canvas awnings are added over windows and exterior doors.  Sometimes, home owners are so pleased with the new look of their home that they decided not to sell the home afterall!  We hope that all of our customers love their new awnings that much, but if you still decide to sell your home, we hope you stay in Pinellas county with us!

We value the opportunity to be your St Pete awning supplier.  West Coast Awnings has been working tirelessly since 1957 to make beautiful awnings for our customers in St Petersburg and we hope that you will give us the opportunity to work for you.  We are family-owned and operated and believe that customer satisfaction will keep us successful for more decades to come.  If you are looking for an awnings contractor that you can trust in and around St Petersburg, you have come to the right place.  We look forward to hearing from you soon!  Don't forget to tell us that you found this article and read the entire thing, it makes the guy who writes them happy to know someone actually reads them!!

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Awnings in St Pete Can Protect Your Home's Interior

From time to time, we receive calls from customers in St Pete who own furniture, artwork, or other interior furnishings that are being slowly destroyed by UV light from the sun.  Generally, these St Petersburg awning customers have fading carpets or furniture and cracking paintings that are near windows and the direct sunlight is prematurely ruining their property.  Many of these St Pete homeowners have tried adding curtains to their windows only to realize that the natural lighting that made the room so inviting is now gone and only a dark, dreary room remains. 

Rest assured that there is a solution that doesn't involve blocking all light from within your home!  You see, an exterior St Pete awning blocks direct sunlight from ever entering your home and shades your interior furnishings from damaging UV light WITHOUT keeping the natural light from outdoors from brightening up the room.  A St Pete window awning can be built in a variety of colors to complement your homes exterior while shading your valuable interior AND maintain your natural lighting levels be not completely blocking the window.  Furthermore, the heat of the sun never enters the home and that room will suddenly become cooler as well!

Clearly, if you're looking for a way to protect your home's interior while maintaining light levels and decreasing your cooling costs, an awning in St Pete is the perfect solution.  Check out our fabric awnings page or our metal awnings page to find out more.

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St Pete Awnings Keep You Cool All Summer

In a recent study conducted by PAMA, fabric awnings were shown to reduce cooling energy use by 20-30% during the summer months in the Tampa Bay Area.  For homeowners in St Pete, awnings can yield a valuable and functional addition to any window or patio space.  By blocking the direct sunlight before it reaches the structure, awnings in St Petersburg can save thousands of dollars and save on expensive maintenance of central A/C systems.  The simplicity of an awning in St Pete as a means of cooling an interior room or outdoor living space means little to no awning maintenence will be necessary for a decade or more.  Made from the finest acrylic canvas or vinyl materials, a St Pete awning is the right solution to your window shading needs.

In fact, in other parts of the world where electricty is much more expensive than here in the United States, the first thing people do is shade their windows with awnings!  Before anyone in another country would install an expensive A/C unit, they stop the sunlight from reaching the window glass and subsequently heating up the interior of the building.  We're not suggesting that we should follow the lead of other countries when it comes to most things, but for energy efficiency, following their lead could save us all money, so count me in!  If you have a hot room with windows, awnings are the first and best solution for you.


Give us a call today to schedule a FREE on-site consulation with one of our experienced awning professionals.

 

Source: http://www.awninginfo.com/Awnings_cityfiles_energy2012/FL_Tampa_PAMA.pdf

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Thursday, 04 April 2013 09:37

Terrific Retractable Awning in St Pete, FL

We recently installed these beautiful Sunesta Retractable Awnings for a customer in St Petersburg.  Our St Pete awning customers love their new Sunstyle Retractable awning complete with its drop-down solar shade fabric screen!  Check out these great photos of the awnings in action.  For our shade lovers in the St Pete, Clearwater, Tampa Bay area, these retractable patio awnings are a great way to expand your outdoor living space and supply shade when you need it and sun when you want it!

Take a look at the included photos to see the color choices and how the retractable awning is shading their outdoor seating area.  This is a great example of the incredible difference a retractable awning can make to a homeowners use of their property.  Wouldn't it be nice if you could actually use the outdoor areas that you purchased in the first place?

The drop-down valance on the front of the awning allows the customer to shade the same area from the sun as it sets in the West and peeks under the awning itself.  It is motorized and controlled by a remote with a push of a button and is a great addition to this awning.

Give us a call today to find out more about how are retractable awning solutions can benefit your outdoor living space.

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