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The Evolution of Carports

September 2, 2021

Carports have been around a lot longer than you might expect. While they don’t have the same history as carriage houses or garages, they’ve been a fixture in the United States and beyond since the early part of the 1900s. Here’s a quick look at the history and development of carports over the years. The early years When cars first became available to private consumers, owners of these vehicles started to experiment with how they would store them, often going with old carriage houses they could repurpose for vehicle storage. Drivers who were not wealthy enough to have these carriage... View Article

A History of Traditional Awnings for Shops

August 19, 2021

Awnings have been a common feature on storefronts for generations. While the technologies and materials used might have changed over the years (along with the styles), awnings themselves remain immensely popular today as marketing forms, as a way to increase curb appeal and as a means of providing shade to passersby. Awnings became popular as a way to block out the sun while still allowing daylight and air to enter into storefronts that needed ventilation, especially before the days of central air conditioning. On rainy days, awnings made it possible for passersby to still enjoy window shopping excursions. Here’s a... View Article

Top Seven Benefits of Owning a Carport

August 13, 2021

Carports have become more popular over the years as people begin to understand the benefits of carport ownership. The fact is that the industry has made numerous improvements. These carport benefits are all clear when you choose a high-quality structure like those available from ABC Awning Company. Read on to find out more about why homeowners are choosing carports. Avoid the elements The leading reason to invest in a carport is to protect your cars from the weather. If you’re parked outside, the vehicle you’ve put thousands of dollars into is subject to rain, ice, wind, sun and more. A... View Article

Inexpensive Patio Shade Cover Ideas to Stay Cool

July 30, 2021

Do you want to make your backyard or patio usable for more of the year? Then it’s time to invest in shade structures. You can enhance an existing patio or pergola via a shade screen, or you can invest in a freestanding structure. Choose from a wide variety of materials from fabric and canvas to lattice and bamboo. Read on to find out more about how to keep cool with inexpensive patio shading all summer long. Pergolas A traditional pergola adds shade without completely blocking the sun’s rays, providing a nice middle ground. The slats, usually made of wood, allow... View Article

Is a Pool Screen Enclosure Really Worth It? Here Are the Top Four Benefits of Owning One

July 2, 2021

A pool screen enclosure may sound nice, but you may be wondering if it’s worth the additional investment. Do the benefits of pool screens outweigh the up-front costs to build and install them? If you’re considering a pool screen enclosure, keep in mind the following advantages they offer. Shade, shade and more shade What is one of the most annoying things about a day at the pool? The danger of sunburn. You end up spending much of your time lathering up on sunscreen and battling with the kids to reapply theirs. A pool screen enclosure provides shade for your swim... View Article

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