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How to Prepare Your New Jersey Beach Property for Hurricane Season

For many households in the Atlantic, hurricane season is the most dreaded time of the year. Understandably, the risk of personal injury and property damage is at its highest, causing anxiety and stress.  The following guide aims to help you understand the effects of hurricanes in New Jersey, what you can anticipate when they are expected to hit and how to prepare your NJ beach property, including when you should put up hurricane shutters and other valuable information.  When Is Hurricane Season in New Jersey? Although it starts at the beginning of June, the peak of hurricane season usually occurs […]

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Homeowner’s Guide to Awning Cleaning: Tips and Techniques for Every Type of Awning

You want to get the most out of your awning, so cleaning it is naturally a part of maintaining it and extending your awning’s longevity. Depending on the material, you should strive to clean your awning at least once every one to two months. This will prevent buildup, making it easier to maintain over time.  How to clean awnings depends on the type and materials. We’ll discuss that in more detail below.  Awning Types and Materials Awnings come in different shapes and sizes and have specific functions depending on where you use them. Window and door awnings specifically cover windows […]

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Hurricane Shutters vs. Impact Windows: Which Should You Get?

Hurricane season in New Jersey starts around May 1 and lasts until November 30. You need to ensure your doors and windows are protected from the severe weather conditions that may come your way during that time. But what is the best way to do that? Two choices can give you what you need — hurricane shutters and impact windows. The question is, which is better? Impact windows versus hurricane shutters is a discussion that comes around every hurricane season. We’re going to explore each option thoroughly so you can choose the best choice for your home.  Everything You Need […]

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Homeowner’s Guide to Awnings and Wind — Resistance & Safety

If you’re searching for the perfect awning to transform your outdoor space, we’ve got you covered. We know windy conditions around the mid-Atlantic region can be a concern when selecting the right awning. In this guide, we’ll look closer at the exciting world of awnings and explore how different types can withstand the mighty gusts that grace the Garden State. Understanding the wind resistance capabilities of different awning types is your secret weapon when making an informed decision that guarantees your outdoor haven’s longevity and safety. You’ll be able to enjoy your outdoor space with unwavering confidence, no matter what […]

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Homeowner’s Guide to Awnings and Rain: Waterproof vs. Water Resistant

The distinction between waterproof and water-resistant awnings lies in their ability to withstand rain and repel water. While waterproof awnings feature advanced materials and coatings that create a nearly impenetrable barrier against water, water-resistant awnings provide a certain level of water repellency but may not offer the same level of protection in heavy or prolonged rainfall. Learn more about these different kinds of awnings so you can choose the right option for your property. Understanding Waterproof and Water-Resistant Awnings With the myriad of options available in the market, choosing the right awning can make all the difference. Explore the differences […]

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Homeowner’s Guide to Awnings and Sun: Maximizing Protection and Longevity

Welcome to the ultimate homeowner’s guide to awnings and sun. Awnings serve as both practical and aesthetic elements, offering shade from the scorching sun while adding a touch of elegance to your home. Whether you’re a proud homeowner with existing awnings or considering adding them to your property, it’s vital to understand how to care for and clean them effectively. In this comprehensive guide, we will equip you with the knowledge and strategies to keep your awnings in prime condition, ensuring they shield you from the sun’s rays and enhance the overall appeal of your outdoor space. We’ll cover everything […]

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Garage Door Opener Horsepower: What Do You Need?

Garage door openers use horsepower to open and close your garage door. To ensure the door opens safely and efficiently, it’s essential to use the correct amount of horsepower for your type of door. How Much Horsepower Do I Need? Determining what size garage opener to get depends on how much horsepower you need to move your garage door. When you are figuring out how much horsepower you need for your garage door opener, consider the following factors: Garage door size and weight: The amount of horsepower used to open a door differs for the weight and size, including the […]

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How Weather May Affect Your Entry Door

From summer heat and hurricanes to freezing temperatures during the winter, front entry doors endure a lot between the changing seasons and weather in New Jersey. And in the same way that garage doors are affected by weather and garage door openers are affected by weather, so too is your entry door. Your front door is often one of the first features people notice when they look at your house. It’s important to know how the changing weather can affect your door and ways to protect it, ensuring the functionality and appearance of your door stay in the best condition. […]

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Is Garage Door Damage Covered by Homeowners Insurance?

Updated 3/24/2022 You pay your homeowner policy premiums on time to enjoy peace of mind, and your coverage protects you against theft, fire and other disasters like hurricanes. But does homeowners insurance cover garage door repairs? Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Garage Doors? Every policy is different — so if you have questions about what is covered when it comes to your garage doors, read your policy or contact your insurance company. In general, garage doors are covered by typical home insurance policies. What is covered and for how much can vary, though? In some cases, you may not be covered. […]

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How Long Do Awnings Last?

Awnings are a wonderful investment for your home. They can protect your porch, patio or other spaces from heat and the sun. If you’re thinking about getting awnings for your home, you may wonder how long you can expect them to last. How Long Do Retractable Awnings Last? Retractable awnings offer convenience, allowing you to enjoy full sun when you want and shade when you desire. However, these awnings go through stress and wear and tear each time they are retracted. Awning material lifespan will depend on a few factors, including the treatment as well as the fabric used. Untreated […]

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