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Page 6 THE OGDEN VALLEY NEWS Volume II, Issue XVII 1 September 2000 Renovation Station—a New Approach Today’s Awnings, Practical and Stylish By Shanna Francis to choose from, allows you to choose to Remodeling Your Home from fabric that will allow a range of Ogden Valley News Staff Ogden Valley resident opens remodel business one for carpet and another to paint. You can get it all from one place. It’s all about quality, customer service and Picture this; you’re standing in your convenience. And when we’re done, home, armed with the latest decorating you have exactly what you wanted.” Jim and his crew magazines. You’ve do it all. Customers just found the perfect can come to the stalook for your living tion for the small jobs room - new carpet, they need done fresh paint, a custom around the house: fix fireplace mantle, and the fence, paint the a bay window with a bedroom, put in a cozy window seat. closet organizer – all The magazine lists the ‘honey-do’ list 20 different suppliers items that folks just so you can do it don’t have the time to yourself or urges you Jim De Vries do themselves. “I also to “find a reputable provide a punch-list contractor” to turn your dream into a reality. You look through the yellow service to contractors to help them pages to find a million and one names keep their customers happy.” Jim’s customers keep coming back. and phone numbers of guys just waiting to jump on this job and give you a “I have built their houses, finished screaming deal. Worried about the their basements, put on additions, quality of the products used and the added a deck and finished their neigh- Renovation Station Storefront workmanship (you don’t want just anything in your home) you give up and resign yourself to living with the room the way it is. BUT- if you could see the products, see the workmanship and know you’re getting a fair price, then maybe . . . Look no further. Ogden Valley resident, Jim DeVries, introduces Renovation Station – a full service approach to building and remodeling. His shop is located in Ogden at 745 Wall Avenue, just north of the new Home Depot. There you can see, the products he and his crew use in their work, get tips and ideas from designers on staff and obtain references from satisfied customers all over Ogden and Ogden Valley. Jim is a licensed general contractor with over 20 years experience in the construction business. Remodeling and building homes from the ground up, Jim was tired of sending his customers all over town to numerous locations to find products that were inappropriate or inadequate. “I want a new approach to a remodel,” says Jim. “I want to provide a full service remodel where I can control the quality of each aspect of the project. I can add all the things to a remodel that keep it from looking basic—a custom fireplace, window seat, entertainment center, hardwood flooring . . . all the things that make a difference. Plus, you don’t have to call one company for the tile, bor’s houses as well.” “From siding outside to new paint inside, we can do it all and we do it right!” For more information visit him online at www.ogdenvalley.com. Awnings, remember the aluminum ones that were the rage in the 1960s and early 70s? Today they are passe. The idea still practical, canvas awnings have replaced the older aluminum styles, eliminating faded, baked enamel finishes that needed to be repainted or replaced because of their susceptibility to severe hailstorms and accidents that often left them pitted and/or dented. Today, awnings are making a comeback due, in large measure, to their practicality and the good looks and convenience of newer canvas and fabric awnings. By keeping the sun and its ultraviolet rays out of your home, awnings also keep out the heat, making a home a lot more temperate in the summer. That can translate into substantial savings on air conditioning costs. New awning designs can block 60 percent of the heat that can traditionally come through a window. In addition, awnings can increase the life of your carpets, draperies, and furniture, preventing degradation from direct sunlight that fades and weakens fibers. New lightweight awnings require little maintenance, and often carry fiveyear warranties on hardware and fabric. Basic design choices include retractable and adjustable awnings to fixed, in place awnings. Retractable awnings can give you control over the level of shading you desire yeararound, i.e. in the winter you may want to let more sun in for passive solar heat, though furniture can fade from the winter sun too. Today a variety of canvas and fabric materials, over 200 sunlight, to none at all, pass through the awning. Some allow you clear visibility while still avoiding direct ultraviolet rays. Others give you complete privacy or visual screening—the choice is yours. Awnings can be adjusted manually or electronically with motors hidden in the awning fabric tube. For privacy, security or during storms, some models of awnings adjust nearly all the way down flush against the window. Some awning models are built to permanently fit flush or parallel to the window, with the ability to be raised or lifted, manually or electronically, like a shade being raised and lowered. These are called vertical drop shade curtains. Retractable awnings also can be purchased with high-tech wind and rain sensors. Retractable lateral arm awnings can be made in sizes from 4 feet to 40 feet wide, with 4-foot to 14-foot projections out from the wall. You may also want to consider a free standing patio awning—a covered awning area that allows you enjoy the outdoors, rain or shine. The covered area can also have the options of vertical drop sides that can keep out the afternoon sun or strong summer breezes. Awnings are an easy and relatively inexpensive way to add a covered patio or deck to your home. The options of styles, materials, and designs for today’s awnings are endless. Call an awning dealer for more ideas and cost estimates. Note: Information provided courtesy of Out West Awning & Mfg. LLC, Ogden. For more information, call Craig Bingham at 801-393-6870.