Richmond Awning Replacement Company Announces Tips to Keep Cool in Summer Sun

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Access Doors and Awnings Plus is Offering 15% off Awnings During the Spring

It is estimated that an awning can reduce the temperature on a deck by 15- 20 degrees. The sun is a welcome sight after winter but hot, humid summer months in the DC area leave everyone running for shade by June.

In order to celebrate the sun and provide shade, Access Doors and Awnings Plus, is offering 15% off awnings this spring, good until the first day of summer, June 20, 2012. “We thought a great way to kick off the spring, was to offer a sale on Awnings, so everyone can prepare for the summer. Adding an awning can help homeowners extend their outdoor living space,” said Bill Distasio, owner of Access Doors and Awnings Plus.

Awnings are a great sustainability practice. In a study conducted by the Center for Sustainable Building Research at the University of Minnesota, they found that awnings result in energy savings by reducing the direct solar gain through windows. According to the study, awnings can reduce annual cooling energy by as much as 17% in moderate climates such as Washington, DC compared to homes with unshaded windows. The Consumer Energy Center reports, a window awning can reduce indoor temperatures as much as 20 degrees on a hot day.

Access Doors and Awnings Plus, has recently become a direct distributor for Sunair. Access Doors and Awnings Plus, is the exclusive dealer for Fredericksburg and the surrounding area. “Sunair has great awning products, they offer a model to fit every need, style and budget,” said Bill.

A custom awning is not something you can find at a big box store. Custom awnings allow the homeowner to choose the specific model, the fabric, frame color, motorization and accessories, reflecting the preferences of the home owner.

“Supports are no longer obstacles like the ones found on previous awning designs. Some models come with wind sensors, so the awning automatically retracts, protecting it from high winds. Similarly, sun sensors will extend the awning automatically with the sun,” explains Bill.

For more information about this company call (540)295-3099, or visit their website at

About Access Doors and Awnings

Access Doors & Awnings Plus is family-owned and operated company with 20 years of experience. They provide top quality garage door and retractable awning installation services and repairs to homes and businesses as well as laminate flooring, decks, and other home renovation services. They offer full service guarantees on all their work. They specialize in garage door spring replacement, section replacement, cable replacement, garage door off-track repair, gate opener repair, commercial and residential garage doors, and garage door installation service, and retractable awning installation. They offer same day garage door repair service. Free estimates are available at your request. They service Fredericksburg, VA and the surrounding areas.

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