Monday, November 30, 2015

Maintaining Your Awning This Winter

To protect your awning from damages resulting from strong winds, snow, ice, and colder temperatures, you will need to winterize them before storing. If done correctly, a quick winter prep routine will ensure that your awnings are fresh and ready to use when spring comes around. Follow these simple steps to get your awning ready for the winter.

• Brush any dirt, debris, or leaves off of your awning. Start from the top and work your way down.
• Hose the awning off to get rid of any leftover dirt and debris. Use a soft-bristled brush to remove tough stains and dirt spots.
• To get rid of stubborn stains, dissolve a mild soap in a bucket of warm water. Dip a brush in the warm, soapy water and use it to scrub your awning. To keep your brush soft, make sure that you continue to dip it in the soapy water as needed. Rinse thoroughly after with a hose.
• Allow the awning to air out until it is completely dry. Avoid rolling it up when it is still damp; this will encourage mildew and mold growth.
• If your awning has a hanging valance, remove it. You can follow the same steps above to clean the valance.

Completely retract the awning. Check for any loose or hanging fabric which might tear or flap while your awning is stored away. Tie or tuck the fabric out of the way for extra protection.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Six Reasons to Install An Awning:

When you are entertaining or relaxing outdoors, there are times when you may want a little extra shade around your home. Otherwise, the hot sun may reduce the comfort level for you and your guests. On the other hand, more sunshine may be preferred on cooler days, which might be a problem on patios or porches with permanent roofs.
There is a solution to this dilemma: having a beautiful, functional awning installed on your home.
Here are a 6 aspects of an awning that are simply awesome.

1.It effectively increases your outdoor living space. Having the ability to provide shade whenever you want it can make your patio or porch much more comfortable. A drop in temperature of ten to fifteen degrees can be the difference between balmy and pleasant. In addition, you can still gather under an awning even during a light rain or snow if you choose.

2.It’s there when you need it, and gone when you don’t. All awnings can be opened and closed depending on the weather conditions. On days where you want a little more sun, you can retract the awning; and when it’s sunny or rainy, you can unroll it to provide shade and cover. Awnings are available in easy-to-use manual (crank) models or motorized units which are operated simple by pressing a button.

3.It blocks the sun’s harmful rays. Staying out of the sun is important for reasons other than physical comfort. The UV rays from the sun can cause skin damage over time and often leads to skin cancer or similar diseases. But an awning can keep those hazardous UV rays off of your body, which can improve your overall health.

4.It protects your outdoor furniture. The sun’s UV rays (as well as rain and snow) can also wreak havoc on your chairs, tables, swings, rugs, and other furniture pieces that you keep on your patio or porch. In addition to the problems moisture can create, excessive sunlight can cause furniture colors to fade, which erodes their appearance and shortens their lifespan.

5.It keeps your home cooler. When an awning is open the sunlight doesn’t reach the home’s windows that are facing it; so the sun’s heat never reaches you home’s interior. That means your air conditioner doesn’t have to work as hard to cool your inside spaces, which saves you money on utility bills.

6.It adds to your home’s aesthetics, character, and value. Like a unique furnishing, floor covering, or piece of art does to a room, an awning provides a perfect accent to the facade of your home. An awning can even make your home more valuable if it sets it apart from other dwellings in your neighborhood.

No matter what your home’s size, color scheme, or architectural style, there is an awning that is perfect for it.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Keep Cool this Summer Without Turning Up the AC

How do you keep your home and your family cool in the summer? Often the heart of summer means uncomfortable heat waves and unpleasant humidity. Turning up the AC is an option, but not always the best one.

Often times people don’t like the “closed-up” feeling of a house that occurs when the air conditioning is on, and constantly running the AC can also be very expensive.

But, guess what? There are more ways to cool off than turning on an energy-hogging AC unit. You can create shade and a cool and comfortable spot all summer long without increasing your electric bill at all.

Window Awnings

Custom Window Awnings prevent the sun’s heat from entering your house through your windows, you can keep the interior of your home cooler by up to 20%.

Window awnings are not only energy-efficient, but they can also protect your interior furnishings from the bleaching effects of direct sunlight.

For those sensitive to bright light, they can reduce the glare of direct sun while still allowing you to keep the windows open and the breeze blowing.

Window awnings are custom-made in a wide range of designs to complement your style and that of your home.

They are available in a retractable design, so that you can customize how much light and heat enter your home at various times of the day. Motorized versions make it a cinch to operate awnings on a second story or other hard-to-reach windows.

View our gallery of window awnings here:

Solar Shades – Interior and Exterior

Solar shades are retractable shades made from attractive woven mesh fabric that creates discreet shade, privacy, or both.

Available for the interior or exterior of your home, solar window shades are an ideal low-impact solution for overheated spaces and areas that lack privacy.

A traditional shade will block everything out…including your cherished view of the beautiful outdoors! The unobtrusive look of a solar shade maintains outdoor views, and eliminates that closed-in feeling.

An added bonus to solar shades is their sleek and unobtrusive design. When fully retracted, shades are concealed in a low-profile housing unit that naturally blends with your home’s existing appearance.

So, when you want a full view of the outdoors and maximum sunlight, retract your shades and it’s like they aren’t even there!

Solar shades are also available in a wide array of styles, ensuring that they will enhance your home’s interior or exterior look.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015


Don't let hot, glaring sun or light passing showers drive you from your deck or patio. With SunSaver, you control the weather. Enjoy the outdoors rain or shine. SunSaver gives you shade and protection when you want it, but retracts when you want to enjoy the sun.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Sunny Colorado!

The sun is shining and now is a perfect time to add a beautiful awning to your home!  Take advantage of your outdoor space. Whether you are in need of a retractable awning, solar shade, solar screen or a pergola...Team SunSaver has you covered!  We have been Colorado's awning specialist since 1996. Right now you can get 10% OFF any Solar Shade. Also, you can get a FREE Motor with a purchase of a Retractable Awning and FREE Motion Sensor. Give us a call today for a free estimate. 303-694-6847.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Solar Shades = Cool Solutions

Keep cool on your patio and indoors with solar shades.

Whether it’s to totally block out the light or filter the light and heat ,SunSaver has a shading solution for your home.  With  summer being so short, you’ll want to enjoy every moment that you can outdoors.  SunSaver Retractable Awnings, Inc. has solar shades, solar screens, retractable awnings, awnings, pergola covers, and offer the option of motorized or manual.

With the click of a button, you can transform your patio into your desired outdoor living space.   Patio shades block heat, wind, and dirt, creating a great outdoor entertainment space to enjoy regardless of weather. Choose from a variety of colors as well as indoor or outdoor shades that will add value and enhance the look and feel of your home.

SunSaver Retractable Awnings, Inc. makes every project custom to fit your home and your style.  Browse our gallery.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

It’s Outdoor Living Season – HOORAY!

We made it! Spring, and its promise of warm weather, sunshine, and gentle breezes has arrived in Colorado.

So, now that we get to relish in mild weather for the next few months, let’s talk about getting the most out of it! How do you spend as much time as possible outdoors enjoying all of that lovely weather? By extending your outdoor living space, and making it as comfortable and inviting as possible!

Adding a retractable awning to your home immediately increases your living space by making it that much more enjoyable to be outside. When that happens, you and your family will find yourselves outside much more often – enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning, a quick al fresco lunch, or a relaxed outdoor dinner with friends. Can an awning do all that? Yes, it can (and it has a few other nifty benefits as well)!

Will Installing an Awning Increase the Value of My Home?

The answer is yes! An awning not only opens up your home to more space inside, but it also provides a quiet, shaded place outside to relax. Installing a new awning will automatically increase the value of your home since it will create additional space that did not previously exist. It is estimated that 10% to 69% of electricity can be saved when an awning is properly installed in a home.

It is safe to say that awnings are a wise investment and can save homeowners a lot of money in the long run. One thing that prevents most homeowners from installing a new awning is the cost of installation. They see it as an additional and unnecessary expense, but with the added value to your home and the money saved on utilities, the price for the installation practically pays for itself. There really is no better place to invest your hard earned money other than in your own home.