Motorized Retractable Clear Vinyl Care and Operation

Clear vinyl motorized retractables are designed to provide comfort on a porch, patio or lanai, extending the use of those spaces throughout the year. Be mindful though of clear vinyl vulnerabilities. After Your Panels are Installed: Leave panels down for at least 96 – hours with the bottom weight bar about one-inch above floor. This … Continue reading

How To Stop Insects from Chewing Holes in Screen

You’ve put up screen doors, window screens and screened in your porch. Finally, you can open up your house a little without insects bugging you. But then you notice a breach in the screen perimeter.  A few small holes seemed to have appeared overnight. It is possible for some bugs to chew through screens the … Continue reading

Be a Master Griller with These Tips

Take the tongs and the grilling post from dad this Father’s Day. Give him the break he needs and cook like a champ in his place with these tips.: 1. Get the heat just right by creating heat zones.  On a charcoal grill pile hot coals in the center. leaving the outer edges with a lower level … Continue reading

Solar Radiation: Problems Caused by Solar Radiation and Solutions to Prevent Entrance into Homes and onto Porches

Part 1 of 3: Solar radiation causes problems for homeowners and business owners.  Most likely if you live or work in a building that has windows and doors that face east or west you have experienced the effects.  In this three-part series, we will help you understand the three types of solar radiation, the effects, … Continue reading

Tips to Keep Your House Cool This Summer…

Reduce your home’s cooling load by employing cost-effective conservation measures. 1.  When possible, delay heat-generating activities such as dishwashing and clothes drying, until the evening time on hot days. 2. Keep the house closed tight during the day. Don’t let in unwanted heat and humidity. 3. Get rid of unwanted heat with ventilation if the temperature of … Continue reading

Considering the options for enclosing your porch this Spring

Are you thinking about enclosing your porch this spring to ward off biting insects, block a neighbor’s view onto your patio, block wind and rain, or late afternoon heat from the sun? It’s time to consider some options. … Continue reading

Financing Now Offered for Outdoor Living Spaces in the Upstate

Homeowners can now finance outdoor living spaces, landscaping, and hardscaping with 0% interest plans. GREENVILLE, S.C. — Palmetto Outdoor Spaces, outdoor living experts of Greer, South Carolina now offers financing for any outdoor space improvement project or energy saving home improvement project.   Palmetto Outdoor Spaces has partnered with AMS Financial Solutions to help homeowners … Continue reading