Screened Porch or Open Porch?

Screened Porch or Open Porch?

March 24, 2021
patio columns

Enjoying the outdoors from the comfort of your porch is a simple, relaxing pleasure. If you want to add a porch to your home or renovate your current one, you can opt for a screened or open porch design. To decide which is best for your needs, consider the pros and cons of each. Screened […]

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Guide to Outdoor Lighting

March 17, 2021
outdoor lighting

Carefully selected and placed lighting is essential to your outdoor spaces. The right lighting adds curb appeal and safety to your property, creating the perfect ambiance and making it easier to navigate at night. If you’re looking for outdoor lighting ideas, use this guide to help you determine what types of lights are best for […]

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11 Easy Ways to Increase Your Backyard Privacy

February 24, 2021
11 Easy Ways to Increase Your Backyard Privacy in Texas

  Do you spend a lot of time in your backyard or on your patio? Whether you enjoy playing with your kids or lounging with a good book outside, backyard privacy is important to you. As much as you love your neighbors, your backyard or patio is an extension of your home, and you don’t […]

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How to Keep Birds Away From Your Patio

February 16, 2021
birds on patio

Sitting on the patio and listening to the birds sing their soothing songs can be a relaxing and enjoyable experience. But when our feathered friends get too close, they can quickly become a nuisance. No one wants to clean up after birds or deal with excessive noise. And some birds may decide that your patio, […]

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Solar Shades vs. Window Film: Which Is Right for You?

December 14, 2020
window blinds

If you need privacy and protection from the Texas sun, you may be weighing solar screens versus window film and wondering which is better for you. Making the right choice can make your home more comfortable, so you want to consider the benefits and drawbacks of each. Solar shades and screens can both help you […]

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How to Clean Awnings: The Ultimate Guide

December 7, 2020
automated awning

Adding an awning to your home improves your patio’s function and appearance, giving you a place to enjoy all year long. But do you know how to clean canvas awnings? If you’ve never had an awning before, use our maintenance guide to keep yours looking great and providing shade for years to come. How to […]

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The Benefits of Being Outside in the Summer

November 30, 2020
scrabble pieces in sand

During June, July and August, many Texans are tempted to stay inside and hide from the heat. While it sometimes feels good to chill out in the air conditioning, you should still get outside every day in the summer to enjoy the immense mental and physical health benefits. With that in mind, here are six reasons […]

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How to Save Money on Your Air Conditioning Bill

November 23, 2020
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During hot Texas days, it’s tempting to run your air conditioning all day long. But keeping the AC on runs up your electric bill, costing you a bundle. Have you ever wondered how to save energy and keep your AC bill low? Follow our tips to reduce your electric bill for AC. 1. Install New […]

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How to Cool Down a Room Without AC

November 9, 2020
woman on computer in house

No matter the season, it can be brutally hot in Texas, with temperatures soaring to triple digits in the summer and even winters often getting warm enough to break a sweat. If you lack air conditioning, you need to figure out how to cool down a room fast without AC. Use our eight tips to help […]

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Types of Window Screens: Everything You Need to Know

October 19, 2020
inside a sunroom

Whether you want to reduce the amount of Texas sunlight in your home or are trying to keep fire ants and other regional insects out, there are many types of window screens you can consider for the outside of your home. Window Screens by Material Often, window screen types are classified by what the screens […]

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