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Six Benefits of Having a Screened-in Porch

November 1, 2017

What’s more American than relaxing on a nice screened-in porch in the late afternoon, with the clouds rolling by overhead, casting their large diffuse shadows, as you watch your backyard birds hopping about, picking grass seed? We know it’s not a hard sell, but nonetheless, we’ve put together this post to explain the many benefits of having a screened-in porch with ample patio shade in Houston, TX: The indoors outdoors, and the outdoors indoors: One of the greatest benefits about having a screened-in porch—or a porch with a patio shade––is that you have a quasi-inside, quasi-outside room. You can leave... View Article

DIY Metal Structure Maintenance: Tips for Garages, Patios and Carports

October 18, 2017

Metal is the standard of structural integrity. When you think about the marvels of the Industrial Age, it’s hard not to picture the steel skylines of New York and Chicago. Those structures require a lot of regular maintenance, but no other material in the world could have brought those skylines into existence. Your metal garage or carport is similarly engineered to stand the test of time, but just as with the skyscrapers, it also needs regular maintenance to maintain its strength. In some ways a building is like a machine, whose basic function is to withstand gravity. Using this metaphor,... View Article

Avoid “Shady” Patio and Awning Contractors in Hurricane-Prone Areas

October 6, 2017

Awnings can create a truly perfect shady spot—but only if you avoid “shady” awning contractors! At ABC Awning Company, we can help you repair your hurricane-damaged awning or hurricane-damaged canopy in Houston, TX. We offer expert, reliable and affordable service to ensure your shaded space stays in top shape year round. Here are a few tips to help you choose a reliable contractor, instead of falling prey to less reputable patio and awning businesses. Do your homework When you begin your search for awning installation or repair, be sure to take the time to check out the experience of potential... View Article

Prepare Your Patio for Hurricane Season

September 22, 2017

If you live in a hurricane-prone area, you understand better than anyone that this time of year is particularly precarious for homeowners due to increased hurricane activity. These intense storms can be a serious hazard for your family and your property, so it’s imperative that you plan ahead to make sure you stay safe. One area that often gets ignored during hurricane preparation is the patio. This is unfortunate, as patios and screened enclosures, which give us such beautiful patio shade in Houston, TX in the warm months, are areas that get hit the quickest and the hardest when strong... View Article

What Is the Cost of Patio Installation in Houston, TX?

September 5, 2017

Is it about time for something new around your home? Installing a patio is the perfect summer project, and it has a number of benefits for you as a homeowner. Part of the patio installation process is selecting the material that your patio will be made with. As a homeowner, you have a variety of materials that you can choose from for your patio, and you can also choose to add decorative touches and personalized features to make it the perfect space for entertaining guests or simply unwinding after a long day. Investing in patio installation in Houston, TX offers... View Article

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