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Awnings Can Make Outdoor Spaces More Comfortable

April 30th, 2018 by

Many homeowners are eager to step outdoors upon the return of warm weather. Outdoor living spaces have grown in popularity as more and more homeowners embrace opportunities to entertain and lounge around in their yards. Outdoor entertaining areas can be great, but such spaces may go unused when summer sun makes it uncomfortable to spend […]

Window Guards Save Kids’ Lives

February 28th, 2018 by

The weather is warming and that means windows are being opened to let in fresh air and warm breezes. The advantages to open windows are many. But one particular disadvantage is the safety hazard open windows present to young children. More than 5,000 American children are injured each year after falling out of windows, says […]

Surviving a Home Renovation

January 11th, 2018 by

Homeowners invest large sums into improving their homes to make them more comfortable living spaces or to increase their odds of selling quickly. The Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University predicted U.S. spending on home renovations and repairs to peak at $327 billion in 2018. Whether one is […]

Home Safety Checks to Complete Today

November 2nd, 2017 by

A new kitchen or a bathroom remodeling job might be dream projects for many homeowners, but the right home improvement project at a given moment is not necessarily the most glamorous project. Sometimes safety upgrades around the house must take precedence over more popular projects. Accidents or injuries can occur in any part of the […]

Items to Improve Outdoor Living Spaces

September 22nd, 2017 by

The popularity of outdoor living spaces has been growing for years. A 2014 study from the home remodeling and design platform Houzz found that 56 percent of homeowners were making updates to improve their yards for entertaining. Similarly, nearly 60 percent of architectural practices surveyed by the American Institute of Architects in 2016 said outdoor […]

Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Retractable Awning

August 3rd, 2017 by

So, perhaps you’ve just finished building a wonderful backyard deck or patio or are interested in sprucing up your existing outdoor living space. You begin researching retractable awning companies and contractors to make your new deck or patio more pleasant on those hot summer days. But where should you begin? Here are a few things […]

How to Keep Your Retractable Awning Looking Like New

July 5th, 2017 by

Our retractable awnings are pretty low maintenance and require little effort on part of the homeowner to stay in tip-top condition. Even though your brand new retractable awning will fare well on its own, there are a number of things you can do to help maintain your awning’s “like new” appearance for years to come. […]

Project Corner: Retractable Awning Installation

June 14th, 2017 by

Summer is almost officially here and is one of our busiest seasons for retractable awning installations. Today we would like to highlight one of the many projects American Awnings & Replacement Windows have completed thus far. After extensive research, the client chose American Awnings & Replacement Windows to install their brand new retractable awning system. […]

5 Tips to Make an Older Home More Energy Efficient

April 5th, 2017 by

While new homes are being built to be more energy efficient than ever before, thanks to a growing green building movement and increasingly strict building codes, the age of existing dwellings continues to present challenges. More than 40 percent of the housing stock in the United States was built before 1969 and simply wouldn’t stand […]

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