Saturday, December 15, 2012

Season of Giving

This is the time of year when often there are more hardships with colder, darker days.  On the flip side, it also a season full of light where people come together to help others in need or those who are struggling.  It is a joy to receive a gift, and a bigger joy to give. 

There are several ways to give: it can be helping another person with a task they cannot do themselves, or visiting with someone who cannot get out to visit others.  There is also always a great need for food for some families.
White Rock/South Surrey Food Bank donations are down this year, as we are sure there are also many other communities in need – a simple idea is to get together with a group, or even just your own family to collect some non-perishable food items, and drop them off.  Involving your kids in the process helps them understand that everything and everyone is connected.


Semiahmoo Atom A1 and South Delta Storm A1 minor hockey teams come together
to donate 490 food items for their local food banks.
It doesn’t take much if everyone does a little.

Happy Holidays to Everyone, and all the best for 2013!
 
Awnings Unlimited specializes in aluminum awnings, aluminum patio covers and deck covers, acrylic awnings, carports, roll up awnings. Serving White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Cloverdale, Richmond, Burnaby, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, and more! We offer Free Estimates. See our website for more photos and details: awnings-unlimited.ca


 
 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Awnings that Improve Homes: Before and After Projects

Many times, not only is an awning functional and allows more use of outdoor space, but it can also enhance the appearance of your home, and improve the structural look. 

Here are some before and after photos of an awning project completed by Awnings Unlimited, to give you an idea of how an aluminum awning can enhance the look of your home and extend your living space. 
 
Awnings Unlimited specializes in aluminum awnings, aluminum patio covers and deck covers, acrylic awnings, carports, roll up awnings. Serving White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Cloverdale, Richmond, Burnaby, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, and more! We offer Free Estimates. See our website for more photos and details: awnings-unlimited.ca


Deck before with awning framework started
House before awning is installed








Aluminum Awning with Skylights

 

Deck and Awning afterward



Saturday, August 18, 2012

Patio Cover Awnings Made to Size: Your Deck Cover

We have written before about awnings being custom made to the size you need.  It sounds complicated, but it’s really not.  Aluminum awning panels come in 1’ or 2’ widths and can be ordered or easily cut to the size needed for your deck cover.  1’ aluminum awning panels are 4” deep which is a heavier pan for maximum projection of your awning.  The 2’ aluminum awning panels are 3” deep.

Patio covers are made to size

If you are including some awning skylights in the mix, these are typically 2’ width, and cut to the length you need.

Whatever size awning you need can be accommodated to meet your preferences and the size of the space you are covering.

Awnings Unlimited specializes in aluminum awnings, aluminum patio covers and deck covers, acrylic awnings, carports, roll up awnings. Serving White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Cloverdale, Richmond, Burnaby, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, and more! We offer Free Estimates. See our website for more photos and details: awnings-unlimited.ca

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Patio Covers: Where Does the Water Go?

One of the most common questions we get from customers is what will happen to the water draining off of their awning.  All of our patio covers are installed with a slight slope to allow for proper water drainage.  Some situations, or through customer design preference, require a bigger slope on the awning, which can also be accommodated without difficulty.  All of our patio covers include built-in awning gutter with downpipe.  The awning downpipe can be placed to drain wherever the customer prefers.
 
Patio Covers and Awnings with built-in
gutter and downpipe for water drainage
Awnings Unlimited specializes in aluminum awnings, aluminum patio covers and deck covers, acrylic awnings, carports, roll up awnings. Serving White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Cloverdale, Richmond, Burnaby, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, and more! We offer Free Estimates. See our website for more photos and details: awnings-unlimited.ca

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Deck and Awning Decorating Ideas

It’s summer and if you haven’t had time to spruce up your outdoor area, it’s not too late.  Many plant companies are having a sale which means more hanging planters and plants for your money.

Hanging planters look beautiful on your deck awning or patio cover

If you have a deck awning or patio cover, hanging plants are nice additions.  Also bird feeders are beautiful if you like to have hummingbirds or finches at your back door.  Another idea particularly for night time is little strings of lights.  These can be purchased at places like JYSK.  They also offer a variety of paper and rattan lanterns.  Lights can be hung right on your awning or patio cover, along the framework or wound around the posts.

Making your outdoor living area beautiful will provide you and your family and friends with an enjoyable place to relax and visit.

Awnings Unlimited specializes in aluminum awnings, aluminum patio covers and deck covers, acrylic awnings, carports, roll up awnings. Serving White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Cloverdale, Richmond, Burnaby, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, and more! We offer Free Estimates. See our website for more photos and details: awnings-unlimited.ca
 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Awning to Cover Part of Deck

Acrylic Awning Built to Size


Aluminum awnings and patio covers can be built in all sizes, including the option to cover only part of your deck.  One of our customers wanted to leave maximum light coming into her home, but add a sheltered area near the deck doors.  She decided on an acrylic awning, also known as lexan or lexan thermoclear awning.  We built it exactly to the size she wanted, and put the posts to the outside of the railing.

Acrylic Awning to Partially Cover Deck

Awnings Unlimited specializes in aluminum awnings, aluminum patio covers and deck covers, acrylic awnings, carports, roll up awnings. Serving White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Cloverdale, Richmond, Burnaby, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, and more! We offer Free Estimates. See our website for more photos and details: awnings-unlimited.ca

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A Deck We Can Use

A family of four was wishing they could use their deck more often, even in the rain. They suggested it would also be nice to have some shelter from the sun or shade, and be able to sit out on their deck on a hot summer day.  Additionally, they wanted to be sure their home was not too dark with a patio cover just outside their sliding glass doors.

An aluminum awning with a mixture of aluminum pans and skylights was the perfect answer.  The awning skylights provided enough light, and the aluminum pans stopped the sun from scorching the back deck on a hot summer day.

Deck Cover / Patio Cover with skylights
 
More fun to be had by all under their new outdoor awning.

Awnings Unlimited specializes in aluminum awnings, aluminum patio covers and deck covers, acrylic awnings, carports, roll up awnings. Serving White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Cloverdale, Richmond, Burnaby, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, and more! We offer Free Estimates. See our website for more photos and details: awnings-unlimited.ca

Sunday, July 8, 2012

One Small Awning to Cover the Front Stairs

An older couple wanted to cover the front stairs to their home as they felt it would be safer for them, keep the stairs in better condition, and provide some shelter for them and people coming to their home.

Aluminum awning covers front stairs to home
We provided them with a smaller size awning to match the angle of their home that was just what they needed.
Aluminum awnings and patio covers can be built in all sizes.  For over 20 years we have provided customers with just the solution they need to provide them with more comfort, enjoyment and safety.

Awnings Unlimited specializes in aluminum awnings, aluminum patio covers and deck covers, acrylic awnings, carports, roll up awnings. Serving White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Cloverdale, Richmond, Burnaby, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, and more! We offer Free Estimates. See our website for more photos and details: awnings-unlimited.ca

Monday, July 2, 2012

Happy Canada Day from Awnings Unlimited

Patio cover awning with a mix of aluminum pans and acrylic panels
Canada Day has arrived once again and the weather was somewhat cooperative in the lower mainland of BC to allow for some enjoyable Canada Day festivities. 
Now that the kids are finished with school, we can look to enjoying our summer.  Those of us who have decks or patios will likely use them a lot over the next couple of months.  At the moment we are hoping the weather improves to give us less rain.  Either way, with the warmer weather, time can be spend outdoors without getting wet if you have a permanent patio cover or awning. 

Have a great Canada Day long weekend!

Link to : Canada Day Festivities in Your Own Backyard

Awnings Unlimited specializes in aluminum awnings, aluminum patio covers and deck covers, acrylic awnings, carports, roll up awnings. Serving White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Cloverdale, Richmond, Burnaby, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, and more! We offer Free Estimates. See our website for more photos and details: awnings-unlimited.ca

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day from Awnings Unlimited

Happy Father's Day to everyone!  Enjoy the day, and hopefully many of you can be outdoors enjoying some sun. 
Barbecue outside in rain or sun with a functional and seamless deck cover or patio cover.

Awnings Unlimited specializes in aluminum awnings, aluminum patio covers and deck covers, acrylic awnings, carports, roll up awnings. Serving White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Cloverdale, Richmond, Burnaby, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, and more! We offer Free Estimates. See our website for more photos and details: awnings-unlimited.ca

Sunday, February 26, 2012

How much slope does my awning / patio cover need?

If you are considering installing a patio cover or aluminum awning, you will want to have a minimum of ¼” slope per foot projection. This allows for your patio cover to have proper drainage. Slope of a patio cover can also be adjusted for a larger slope if you are following your roofline, for example. The awning hanger hinges to allow for the greater slope if needed.

Awnings Unlimited specializes in aluminum awnings, aluminum patio covers and deck covers, acrylic awnings, carports, roll up awnings. Serving White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Cloverdale, Richmond, Burnaby, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, and more! We offer Free Estimates. See our website for more photos and details: awnings-unlimited.ca

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Awnings for Decks and Patios

A cover over your deck can be a simple solution for keeping your deck or patio drier and sheltered. Here are some past links to articles you may find helpful about aluminum awnings and acrylic or clear awnings:

Patio covers come in all shapes and sizes which can be customized for your home.

Awnings Unlimited specializes in aluminum awnings, aluminum patio covers, acrylic awnings, carports, roll up awnings. Serving White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Cloverdale, Richmond, Burnaby, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, and more! We offer Free Estimates. See our website for more photos and details: awnings-unlimited.ca