Blog | Hill Country Awnings & Shades Of Texas - Part 2

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How to Make Sure Your Patio Is Ready for Any Type of Weather

December 28, 2018

The weather in Texas is usually pretty great—we are blessed with warm weather and sunny skies on most days of the year. That being said, the temperatures can soar in the summer, making the heat almost unbearable, and winds and rainstorms blow through every so often. If your home has a patio, you probably spend long days outside enjoying the sunshine and cool breezes. But if you aren’t prepared, extremely hot or inclement weather can ruin your patio furniture and make it inhospitable for you and your family. To make sure your patio is ready for any kind of weather... View Article

Five Tips for Getting Your Living Room Ready for the NFL Playoffs

December 14, 2018

January is playoff season for the NFL, and if you’re a football fan, this one is not one to miss. Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month are going to be dedicated to hosting viewing parties and cheering on your favorite team as they play their way to the big one: the Super Bowl. In order to make your living room the perfect football viewing haven, there are a few things you’ll want to get in order. From ensuring you get access to all the games to scheduling your power screen installation in Austin, TX, here are five things you definitely... View Article

Tips for Easier Awning Maintenance

November 26, 2018

Awnings add a lot of aesthetic value to your home, and when used on decks or porches can help you enjoy the outdoors no matter how hot the sun is or what type of precipitation you’ve got coming down. In some circumstances, they can even help you save money on your utility bills because of how they slow down heat transfer into the home. Therefore, it’s important you keep your awnings in good condition so they will continue lasting for years to come. Here are some maintenance tips from an awning manufacturer in Austin, TX: Clear off any dirt or... View Article

Frequently Asked Questions About Retractable Awning Installation in Austin, TX

November 12, 2018

If you’re interested in investing in retractable awning installation in Austin, TX, you might be in need of some more information to help you make an informed purchase decision. Below, we’ve collected some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about our retractable awnings, as well as some information you may find helpful to answer them. Q: What is a retractable awning? Retractable awnings are also occasionally referred to as lateral or telescopic arm awnings. These are awnings that have arms powered by gas or springs to keep the awning fabric tense as it rolls from the drive tube.... View Article

How to Prepare Your Retractable Awning for the Winter

October 23, 2018

Now that summer has officially ended, fall is here and winter is right around the corner, you might be updating your wardrobe with some warm, waterproof layers. In addition to making adjustments in what you wear, it’s important that you take steps to get your home prepared for the colder, wetter months that are coming up. If you have a retractable awning, it’s a good idea to take some steps to prepare it for the winter so that it stays in the best condition possible all year round: Inspect your awning: Before you can prepare your awning for winter, it’s... View Article