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How to choose your shade sail

There is nothing like a shade sail over your terrace to make you feel like you are on holiday. The sail fluttering gently in the breeze and the slowly moving shade evoke a relaxing boat trip. All that is missing is the sea! Nonetheless, it is important to choose the right shade sail for you. Dickson, the solar protection specialist, has a couple of tips to guide you in this process.

How to choose your folding arm awning?

So you've decided: you are going to treat yourself to a folding-arm awning, so that you can make the most of your outdoor area and expand your living space with a shaded terrace. At Dickson, we believe that an awning adds more life to your home, as well as extra space in the form of a cocoon-like area on your terrace. But it is important to choose the right one Here are some tips to guide you in your choice.

How do I choose a folding arm awning fabric?

Folding arm awning fabric is never chosen at random. Whatever your lifestyle and habits, Dickson helps you choose your fabric, by offering high-performance acrylic fabrics.

How to choose a pergola fabric?

Now, it is time to select the fabric that will cover your pergola. To help you to choose the right model for you, we have put together a brief guide to the fabric roofs available for your pergola.

What colour should I choose for my folding arm awning?

“There is no accounting for tastes.” This well-known proverb also applies to the choice of fabric for your folding arm awning!

Pergola or folding-arm awning: which one should you choose to enjoy the outdoors?

To make your house look beautiful and enlarge your living space by converting your patio into a real additional living room, you're unsure between a pergola and a folding-arm awning.


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The right price for a folding-arm awning

There is no one correct price for a folding-arm awning: there are dozens, even hundreds! The price depends on so many criteria that it is hard to take all of them into account. 

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How much does folding-arm awning fabric cost?

Why is there such a difference between one awning fabric and another? How do you know if you are getting your folding-arm awning fabric at the right price?


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Simple tips for cooling your home down in the summer

To make the most of the nice weather and the benefits of sunlight and heat while remaining comfortable, you need to take shelter from the sun and regulate the temperature inside your home. Here are some tips for making summer a joy without dealing with its disadvantages.

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How do I create shade on a terrace?

There are many installation ideas and solutions for landscaping your garden and enjoying a welcoming shade on your terrace while also enjoying the sun.


How to change the fabric of a folding arm? 

Need to change the fabric on a folding-arm awning that is starting to look damaged after years of loyal service? Professional awning manufacturers can help you with this. You will be able to make the most of a shaded terrace once again.

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Damaged awning fabric: how to repair it?

Your folding arm awning has a high-quality woven fabric, but external elements (wind, hail, pollution), can damage it by causing mini holes or tears. In this case, we recommend you take action as soon as possible to repair or have your awning fabric repaired before it tears further, and the damage is difficult to salvage.


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Installing a shade sail: finally some shade on your balcony!

The shade sail is a stylish, affordable, simple solar protection alternative to the parasol. Why not try one on your balcony, over your terrace or in your garden?


How do I clean a folding arm awning?

With a well-maintained folding arm awning, you can enjoy your terrace in all seasons, as a real extra room to extend the house.


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Guide to taking measurements for your folding-arm awning

 Here are some tips for making sure you get the right dimensions for your folding-arm awning.