When Julie Heinsman bought her small Pickens County farm eight years ago, one of her new home’s favorite qualities was a spacious screened deck, the perfect size for entertaining family and friends on cool autumn evenings. However, winter temperatures proved inhospitable, and when spring finally arrived, so did great blankets of pollen all over her patio furniture. Frustrated, she searched for a convenient, affordable option for extending the enjoyment of her deck beyond summer mornings and autumn evenings. Lucky for her, and savvy North Georgia homeowners, she didn’t have to search too long or far. As a former executive with Florida-based PGT® Industries, a 100% American owned company, Julie knew the perfect solution for reconnecting with nature and expanding the usable space of her country home: sliding panels.
Julie founded Outdoor Living Porch & Patio in 2011 to bring a new and innovative home improvement technology to North Georgia: PGT Eze-Breeze® Sliding Panels. These custom-fit panels are made of super-flexible, heavy-duty vinyl and sturdy aluminum frames. They fit virtually any outdoor space and turn a covered patio, screened porch or gazebo into a flexible leisure space that can be enjoyed year-round. Better yet, all manufacturing of the panels is done right here in the southeastern United States.
Each Outdoor Living job is custom, offering a variety of colors for the vinyl and frames, multiple ventilation styles and optional screens. What’s more, the Eze-Breeze experience provides a rarity in renovation projects: it increases a home’s value and enhances enjoyment without increasing stress level or putting a huge dent in a savings account. And, since the panels are not structural elements—no building permits are required. Plus, maintenance is almost nonexistent. To clean the vinyl, owners simply vacuum the panels. If further cleaning is needed they can use the cleaner supplied with each job or Murphy’s Oil Soap.
Getting the panels installed is easy. Once a client contacts Outdoor Living, Julie and her father, John Heinsman (a retired sales and marketing executive), come to your home and provide an estimate for the work. After the estimate is approved, they return to take measurements. Manufacturing and delivery of the custom panels takes only three weeks and the installation is just a one or two day process, depending on the size of the job.
Big Canoe’s Gary and Judy Anderson opted for horizontal side sliders and custom pieces for their gabled roof. Judy was thrilled with the results. “We are extremely pleased with our porch enclosure by Outdoor Living. It was so wonderful to have the spring pollen season come and go and we didn’t have any pollen in our porch! We were able to enjoy it every day. We did worry a bit about our dog’s claws going through the vinyl, but no worry. The dogs love the porch and we haven’t had a problem. We would not hesitate to recommend Julie and Outdoor Living to any of our neighbors. She makes sure every detail is handled with care. She and her professional installers were in and out of our home quickly and left no mess. We are very happy customers.”
Outdoor Living can also help you complement your amazing new Eze-Breeze porch with HandyDeck’s stylish and durable flooring, featuring a variety of material finishes such as wood, slate, ceramic, granite, and more. Best of all, with Eze-Breeze and HandyDeck, there’s no construction needed to create your relaxation paradise. Outdoor Living Porch & Patio has dozens of satisfied customers who couldn’t be happier with their revitalized living spaces, the speedy installation or the superior customer service they received from the Outdoor Living team. In fact, Julie’s father delivers fresh local eggs with each job. Now, that’s service!
So if you want to make your porch or patio more usable and more livable year-round—why not support your local community by turning to a truly local business, Outdoor Living Porch & Patio? With their PGT Eze-Breeze® Sliding Panels you can really enjoy those outdoor spaces for the fall, fast-approaching holidays and even plan ahead for the spring pollen season.
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