Shutters & Awnings

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An Introduction to Awnings

Awnings can be used to give a little extra aesthetic appeal to the outside of a home.

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Shutter Installation for Interior Windows

Window shutter installation has been a way of ensuring privacy and controlling light.

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Window Awning Advantages

A window awning offers advantages above just looking great.

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How to Make Plywood Hurricane Window Shutters

In a hurricane prone area, window shutters are essential.

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Retractable Cloth vs Fixed Aluminum Patio Awnings

Deck or patio awnings are a functional and aesthetic window treatment.

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Overhangs for Shading Building Elements

Exterior overhangs provide a practical method of shading building elements such as windows and doors.

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Cool Your Home with Shading Devices and Landscaping

Landscaping is a natural and beautiful way to shade your home and block the sun.

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Repairing Bahama Shutters

Bahama shutters are designed to be used during the extremes of weather.

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Easy Ways to Repair Accordion Shutters

Keep your accordion shutters looking and functioning great.

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Great Hinge and Pintle Options for Custom Storm Shutters

If you want to get the best from your storm shutters, look at the range of hinge and pintle options.

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How to Convert a Manual Awning into an Electric Awning

A manual awning can be converted directly into an electrical awning to provide ease of use.

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How to Repair Accordion Shutters

Because accordion shutters are intended to protect against hurricane winds they are generally durable.

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How to Install Decorative Exterior Shutters

Decorative exterior shutters add ornamental value to a home.

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How to Build Board and Batten Exterior Shutters

Board and batten exterior shutters are very popular.

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Decorative Shutter Ideas - A Spanish Look

Decorative shutters set a tone and a style.

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5 Types of Hurricane Shutters

They're crucial for preventing serious storm damage.

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What Is a Batten Board Wooden Window Shutter?

Easily add a design flair to the exterior of your home.

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How to Insulate Metal Awnings

Provide shade and warmth for year-round use.

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Make a Canvas Awning in 4 Steps

Shading a door or window can decrease your cooling costs.

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Solutions for a Noisy Motor in Your Rolling Shutters

Like all motors, the mechanism can wear down and get noisy.

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Removing Rolling Shutters Easily

You may want to bring your rolling shutters along when you move to a new home.

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How to Adjust Tension in Awnings

Enjoying the peaceful scenery while shaded from the hot sun by an awning is a calming image.

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Pros and Cons of Retractable Patio Awnings

Retractable patio awnings are gaining popularity worldwide because of their flexibility and versatility.

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How to Make an Indoor Window Awning

An indoor awning is easy and inexpensive to make.

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How to Paint Indoor Wooden Window Shutters

Wooden window shutters can add beautiful character to an interior.

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How to Patch Holes in an RV Awning

The small holes you've found in your RV awning may appear to be nothing more than an eye sore.

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How to Remove Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters are window blinds made up of slats of wood.

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4 Tips for Building Inexpensive Awnings

DIY some inexpensive shade at home and away.

RV Awning Repair: Re-tensioning the Spring

Re-tension your spring in 5 simple steps!

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How to Repair a Motorized Awning

A motorized awning is a great outdoor addition.

How to Replace RV Awning Fabric

Read this article for advice on replacing the awning fabric on an RV.

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How to Make Bahama Shutters

Bahama shutters offer protection from the weather and allow air to circulate through the room.

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How to Repair Rolling Window Shutters

There are typically only a few reasons that rolling blinds stop working. This guide will help you learn to fix them yourself.

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Installing Vinyl Shutters On Brick Walls

Vinyl shutters can be a wonderful finishing touch to a brick house exterior. Shutters provide an exterior

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How to Make Wooden Window Valances

Wooden window valences can add charm and character.

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Common Fixes for Rolling Shutters

Rolling shutters help protect your home or business, but they need a little care now and then.

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How to Build Aluminum Awnings

Aluminum awnings are durable and attractive.