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Blog January 24, 2019 Coming down the homestretch…

Welcome! It sure doesn’t feel like it, but spring is rapidly approaching. We’re coming down the homestretch. That also means an extra hour of daylight is on its way, only a few more weeks. All of this excitement after a solid and sloppy 12”-15” of the fluffy white stuff blanketed the Mid-Atlantic last weekend. Hopefully …

Blog January 24, 2019 Taking Advantage of Off-Season Discounts…

Today we are working with a homeowner on a retractable awning. They are exposed to direct blazing sun all day. It’s a perfect application with ample mounting height, and the awning location will blend with the symmetrical lines of the house. Not only will they be creating a comfortable outdoor sitting area, our client will …

Blog January 24, 2019 Warm Weekend :-)

Temps were in the 60’s for much of the day on the Atlantic County mainland, but ended up dipping a bit in the afternoon. A quick stroll through Longport, Margate, and Ventnor proved a tad more brisk than to be desired while the winds were enough to cut the trip short of Atlantic City and …

Blog January 24, 2019 What makes us run…

What drives one to start their own company? Why would anyone drop the security of a steady job and risk everything? I can only speak for myself, but I don’t think I’m alone in what makes me tick… There’s a multitude of reasons and particular situations that brought on the arrival of GSS, but I …

Blog January 24, 2019 Catered to your needs.

Just when the weather looked like it was going to start cooperating, Mother Nature turns around and socks us in the face with yet another blast of “frigidity!” Even with the inconsistency in temps, we’ve managed to stay busy helping our clients. Just recently, we helped recover an older retractable awning on the island to …

Blog January 24, 2019 Still Hanging Around…

Here’s the skinny! This southern exposed rope/pulley operated retractable window awning has been hanging around for about 12-15 years. It was only retracted when stronger storms were expected to pass through the area. That means it has been extended for nearly its entire life and completely exposed to the elements. We aren’t exactly certain how …

Blog January 22, 2019 Summer is gone.

Seasonable weather is finally arriving as we step into late October with the first frost warning in effect. As we retract our awnings, extend our shutters, and remember the chapter called Summer 2016 we would like to graciously thank all of our GSS family, friends, and fans! Your trust, support, and patronage keeps our wheels …

Blog January 22, 2019 Today’s Fun Fact

A lot of people don’t realize that their retractable awning frame can be recovered with a new fabric. It’s the easiest way to freshen up the look of your awning, or splash a new color scheme to keep your summer attractive and shady. With a new fabric cover, also comes a 10 year fabric warranty …

Blog January 22, 2019 It’s about to go down…

Here we are in mid February already. Spring is rapidly approaching and there is no better time to start thinking about shade. As the sleeping giant of awning interest activity begins to stir we would offer this gentle reminder. Get your act together and let’s get this show on the road! Our business is like …