The Awnings Blog - Dorchester Awning

The Awnings Blog - Dorchester Awning

While our trained professionals are the ones handling your awning installation, you still want to know about the process, what your options are, and what you can expect afterward. Learn more today.

Do You Own a Business? 3 Reasons You Need A Commercial Awning

Digital Strategies Support - Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Owning a business is a joy, but stressing about getting customers through the door is not. Finding ways to stand out from a crowded Main Street of shops and stores is imperative for you and your company. Adding an awning to your business’ exterior can be a great way to put a spotlight on your storefront. Read More

4 Awning Services We Offer at Dorchester Awning

Digital Strategies Support - Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Dorchester has been New England’s leader when it comes to manufacturing and installing custom awnings since opening its doors all the way back in 1901. Dorchester Awning has reached and maintained its spot as the top awning services company in the region thanks in large part to providing a vast array of awning services. By offering custom awnings, as well as signs, pergolas, canopies, and more, Dorchester Awning has shown it can provide the awning services that you, your family, or your business needs. Read More

We Aim for Customers for Life with Our Boston Canopies

Digital Strategies Support - Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The main reason that Dorchester Awning has been in business for more than a century is because we know how to delight customers with our Boston canopies. We work with customers of all shapes and sizes. Whether you’re a business owner looking to beautify your entryway or a homeowner hoping to enjoy your patio, we have just the awning solutions you’ve been looking for! Read More

Lock in 2018 Prices & Fall Discounts for Retractable Awnings Next Spring

Digital Strategies Support - Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Will you be in the market for a retractable awning in Spring 2019? If so, you should consider making your purchase sooner rather than later! Awning prices are usually higher from year to year, and with this year’s new steel and aluminum tariffs, awning services prices are sure to increase even more over the winter. Let’s learn more about how Dorchester Awning can help you save on next year’s awnings now.  Read More

4 Great Benefits of Retractable Awnings

Digital Strategies Support - Friday, August 24, 2018

Dorchester Awnings is the retractable awnings Boston headquarters. For more than 100 years we’ve been helping our business and residential clients to design and install custom awnings of all types. One of our most popular styles are retractable awnings. This versatile awning style allows owners to enjoy the open sky when they want it and provides protection from harsh sunlight when they need it.  Read More

Curtains, Side Panels, and Solar Shades: Which Should You Choose?

Digital Strategies Support - Friday, August 10, 2018

Have you been shopping for solar shades in Boston? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Dorchester Awning has been designing custom awnings for homes and businesses for over 100 years. No matter what type of awning you’re looking for, our experts have the knowledge and experience to get the job done right. If you’re on the market for solar shades you might also consider the benefits of curtains and side panels, which also provide comfortable shade during the summer months. Read More

Traditional Awnings: Why the Classic Look is Sticking Around

Digital Strategies Support - Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Traditional awnings have been an architectural institution for hundreds of years. Traditional Window Awnings – are the same as they have been for years.  You will recognize the ‘old fashioned’ rope and pulley mechanism to pull the awnings up and down – they were the first version of retractable awnings.  These traditional window awnings greatly reduce the heat load on a building during the summer months.  And… you can leave your windows wide open even during a heavy rain.  Businesses and homeowners alike love the convenience, comfort,and beauty these awnings provide. Dorchester Awnings has been producing awnings for more than one hundred years, and in that time we’ve gotten to know the many reasons why everyone loves traditional awnings. Let’s take a closer look at a few of the reasons why this old classic is still beloved. Read More

What to Consider Before Purchasing Home Awnings

Digital Strategies Support - Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Are you thinking about purchasing permanent awnings for home use? If so, there are lots of things to think about! Making the right awnings purchase will depend on lots of factors, such as how you intend to use the awnings, what kind of maintenance you’re willing to perform, how much you’d like to spend, and more. When you work with Dorchester Awnings, we’ll take all of these considerations into account when we design custom awnings just for your home. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the things we look at to decide on which kind of awnings are right for our customers. Read More

Custom Awnings vs. Canopies: What’s the Difference?

Digital Strategies Support - Monday, June 25, 2018

To the average consumer, it might seem like canopies and awnings are essentially the same thing. However, if you’re looking to make the investment, and an aesthetic addition to your home, you should understand the differences. Not only in appearance, but also in utility, installation, and maintenance, there are important distinctions to be made that will influence your purchase of a custom awning or canopy. Read More

6 Frequently Asked Questions About Awning Installation

Digital Strategies Support - Monday, June 11, 2018

While our trained professionals are the ones handling your awning installation, you still want to know what the process entails, what your options are, and what you can expect afterward. We want our customers to be fully educated before the awning installation process, so our installation professionals can make sure they get the job done to your exact specifications. Home and business owners want their awnings to not only be aesthetically pleasing, but also to serve their desired function, and having an understanding of common installation questions will help you choose the perfect awning for your needs. Here are some of our most frequently asked questions. Read More


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