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Hello, Thank you for digging this deep into my website. We are very excited for the summer here at Shade One Awnings. So far the news has been very positive for a record hot summer to match the hottest April in recorded history. The Farmer’s Almanac has a pretty stellar track record of nailing forecasts, even months out. The publication all but predicted this year’s brutal winter, which dropped approximately 60 inches of snow on the city. But before things really start heating up, there’s yet another blast of frigid air coming this week. Once that cold spell has snapped, warmer temps will be here to stay — and so will the rain and humidity, according to the almanac. Based in Maine, the Farmer’s Almanac has been predicting weather since 1818 using mathematical and astrological formulas that include sunspot activity, lunar cycles and planetary alignment.
It claims to be correct 80 percent of the time. Now is the time to buy your new retractable awning.
|Posted on October 28, 2015 at 8:45 PM||comments (12)|
Hello and thank you for visiting my website and company online, Shade One Awnings. Our physical location is in Toms River and we serve all of New Jersey from our Route 9 location. This is the time of year when many of my customers start making appointments to have their retractabe awning winter cover installed. The SunSetter winter cover we sell, install and include with our retractable awnings are installed with either hooks that are screwed into the house or with bungee cords. If you have an aluminum hood, we discard the plastic hooks and only use the bungee cords. Other awning manufacturers include velcro straps or rope to secure the cover through metal grommets. Whatever brand you choose, we strongly recommend the use of a winter cover for your retractable awning. The cover insures your motorized awning will look and operate like new year after year. The cover can be installed by one person using a well made step ladder starting at one end of the awning and working your way across one strap at a time. We recommend a Little Giant or similar heavy duty step ladder. We offer this service to our customers and other homeowners that bought their retractable awning elsewhere. We send two men with two ladders and stretch the cover evenly across the awning and then strap it on from each end working towards the middle. At Shade One Awnings we sell retractable awning winter covers that will fit any make or model awning. We strongly recommend winter covers to all motorized or manually operated retractable awning owners. We sell two basic types: custom or premanufactured covers. The pre manufactured covers come in one color (cream) and will fit most models and brands of retractable awnings. The custom covers we sell are made from Sunbrella fabric and are custom made in any size or color to match the awning or the exterior of your home. These custom covers can be made to fit any awning, outdoor furniture or patio accessory you have. Call us today if you have any questions about awning covers or to get a free estimate. Thank you! (732) 500-0876
|Posted on June 8, 2015 at 1:50 AM||comments (2)|
Summer is finally here! Time to start using and caring for your awnings. We always recommend using a garden hose once a year on any awning. One of the best ways to keep awning fabrics looking good and to delay deep or vigorous cleaning is to properly maintain the fabrics. This can be accomplished by simply brushing off dirt before it becomes embedded in the fabrics, wiping up spills as soon as they occur or spot cleaning soon after stains occur. Here are a few simple tips from Sunbrella to keep your awnings looking their best every year.
General or Light Cleaning
If stubborn stains persist, you can use a diluted bleach/soap mixture for spot cleaning of mildew. For roof run-off or other similar stains a strong degreaser may be required. Below is a guide to stain removal from Sunbrella. At Shade One Awnings we exclusively use Sunrella for all custom fabric awnings.
|Berry||Combine 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid and 1/2 cup - 1 cup white vinegar per 1 gallon water.||Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®|
Catsup or Mustard
|Combine 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid per 1 gallon water.||Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®|
|Combine 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid and 1/3 cup white vinegar per 1 gallon water.||Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®|
Paint Wet/Dried (latex, oil, lacquer)
Shoe Polish (liquid)
|Apply cornstarch as an absorbent, remove excess with a straight edge, clean up residual with dishwashing liquid and water.||Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve® or strong degreaser|
|Blood (dried)||Combine 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid and 1/2 cup - 1 cup ammonia per 1 gallon water.||Hydrogen peroxide and upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®|
|Charcoal, pencil marks||Vacuum, then clean with 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid per 1 gallon water.||Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®|
|Chewing Gum||Treat with isopropyl alcohol. Then clean with 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid per 1 gallon water.||Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®|
|Chocolate||Combine 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid and 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide per 1 gallon water.||Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®|
|Crayon||Treat with isopropyl alcohol. Then clean with 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid per 1 gallon water.||Carbona™ Stain Devils for Ink and Crayon|
|Ink (india, ballpoint) |
|Treat with volatile solvent (acetone 100%). Then clean with soap and water and rinse thoroughly.||Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®|
|Iron Rust||Treat with CLR® and rinse thoroughly.||Rust remover such as CLR®|
|Kool-Aid||Combine 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid per 1 gallon water and rinse thoroughly.||Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®|
|Mildew||Combine 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid and 1 cup bleach per 1 gallon water.||No commercial cleaner recommended. A stronger percentage of bleach may be necessary for severe mildew.|
|Shoe Polish (wax)||Apply heated iron over towel. Apply cornstarch as an absorbent, remove excess with a straight edge, clean up residual with dishwashing liquid and water.||Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®|
|Wax (candle)||Apply heated iron over towel. Treat with isopropyl alcohol. Then clean with 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid per 1 gallon water.||Wax remover such as Car- bonaTM Stain Devils for Glue, Gum, and Nail Polish|
|Wine||Combine 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid, 1/3 cup white vinegar and 1/2 cup - 1 cup isopropyl alcohol or hydrogen peroxide per 1 gallon water.||Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®|
|Posted on May 6, 2015 at 11:10 PM||comments (3)|
Hi, Thank you for visiting my website and blog page for www.ShadeOne Awnings.com. I have been getting a lot of phone calls asking about retractable awning installation and how much it costs. Here at Shade One Awnings we charge $300-$600 for a typical retractable awning installation. We do give installation pricing over the phone after asking you a few questions about the awning and the installation. If you are trying to figure the price of a completed awning project including installation, use the published SunSetter pricing and add our aproximate installation costs. If you are still unsure and want a proper written estimate on a complete project, please call us for an appointment.
|Posted on April 26, 2015 at 11:20 PM||comments (10)|
At Shade One Awnings we install a side panel with a pulley system to raise and lower the side panel at its highest mounting point on the house. The awning is then set low enough at the front bar so the homeowner can reach up and simply loop the side panel over the supplied hook. The connection on the house deviates from the SunSetter instruction manual and makes removing and adding the side panel much easier. The SunSetter instruction manual requires a ladder to hook the panel at the house connection and at its highest point. A video showing the process and hardware we use can be found on the home page of this website or here... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioZxghT8gKU This post is in response to an email I received today. Here is the letter and my response which may answer some of your questions...
I just received my side weather panels and was confounded by the
directions. My husband said go look it up on the internet. I found your
video! WOW! So much easier than the directions. And so much easier to
install the panel when needed!!!! Considering my husband is legally blind,
he would even be able to put up or take down the panels with ease, if I
was not around. I would like to install my side panels the way you did on
the video. What kind/size of pulley did you use? The video did note a 4"
anchor tie was used. Is this a kit that can be purchased through you? Or
are the parts readily available at the local hardware or box store?
Patricia, Thank you for the feedback on the video I posted for the SunSetter side weather breaker panel.:) We do not sell this in a kit but everything we use is available at any hardware store, big box or mom and pop. The pulley is called a single sheave awning pulley. It comes in rigid or swivel top. This refers to the hole the screw goes through. That screw hole can swivel on top the pully or remain in place. Either will work very well. Any size cleat can be used to tie it off but we think 4" fits the scale of the project well. The carabiner spring clip shown on the video is a 3" but again, any size will work. To tie it all together we use 1/8" awning lacing cord purchased from an awning supplier but any rope or cord will work as long as it goes through the pulley. Figure for 16' of cord. If you have any questions please write back, Thanks, Don