Normally I enjoy having a lot of fun with these e-mails or telling you about neat new products, but occasionally I need to update you on safety related items.
We just received the notice below from Sunsetter Awnings. Many of you might have also received it in the mail as well.
Apparently, there have been some injuries reported when people improperly removed their awning covers. I haven’t actually seen the reports, but I’m guessing folks hit the button for the awning to come out but forgot the cover was still attached. Then they tried removing the cover without retracting the awning. And…POW! The awning cover pops off, the awning pops out, and the owner gets knocked off a ladder.
You can see how this could range from a slight injury to something much more serious, especially on an elevated deck in the photo. We installed two awnings on this deck, and it’s a big drop to sea level.
So please be careful if you have a removable awning cover. If you do have one, but would prefer for us to retrofit your awning with a permanent aluminum hood cover, just give us a call. You can see the hood on the photo above.
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Our showroom located at 739 Sandy Lane in Surfside Beach, SC
Category : Business Matters
As I look for different ways to celebrate our 30th year in business, I realized that we’re the oldest sunroom company in the area.
I did some research to double-check this before I told you about it. There is one company that’s older than us, but they’re a transplant from another area up the coast, and have sold and resold several times, which means they’re not locals, just out-of-towners after your money. Another company was older than us, but the owner had to reorganize under a different name to avoid tax penalties and lawsuits. And a lot of our competitors have simply gone out of business for one reason or another.
That leaves us.Thirty years old, still growing, and busier than ever this year.
Here’s a few things I’m really proud of…
I like to brag on my dad, but you might be wondering what this means for you…
You can’t even expect that from car companies, banks, or Toys R Us these days.
Give us a call if you want to do something to turn your home’s exterior into a backyard oasis.
David Jr., the owner’s son
You can find us at…
Ocean Breeze Exterior Remodeling
Our showroom is located at 739 Sandy Lane in Surfside Beach, SC
Category : Using Your Space
Spring cleaning is a bit of a misnomer. After all, we sometimes call a heavy cleaning ‘spring cleaning’ no matter what time of year it is.
That’s why I wanted to send this out to all of you. No matter what season you’re in right now, you might look out at your porch and say…
“Ugh! Look at all that yellow mess from the pollen.”
“Oh no, the dog/cat/ferret/child chewed through another screen.”
“All the dust from the construction site next door is horrible.”
If you’re saying anything like that, maybe it’s time for a ‘spring cleaning’.
If you don’t have the time, get in touch. We have a guy who cleans porches and patios.
If you want to clean it yourself and have one of our awnings or vinyl window installations, call or e-mail us for specialized instructions or cleaner. I have a sheet of instructions I can send you, and we sell the vinyl cleaner in the office.
The main thing is, we want you to have a nice clean patio or porch that you can be proud of and enjoy without worrying about spending so much time taking care of it.
If we can help with that in any way, don’t hesitate to call.
David Powers, your guide to enjoying the outside parts of your home
Even months after Hurricane Matthew swept through the area we’re still doing repairs to area homes and businesses.
The hurricane tore off almost 200′ of walkway covering at the Blue Cross-Blue Shield facility in Surfside Beach. We were more than happy to help out by not only making the repairs but also beefing up the structure to make it stronger. When it was originally built, the wind codes were not as stringent as they are now.