Many people have homes with decks and patios that they rarely get a chance to use. When that chance comes, often during the warmer months of the year, they realize how uncomfortable it is to spend time on their hot, sunny, unprotected patios. So, they head inside and, once again, their outdoor space goes unused.
Some folks have windows and doors facing the hot afternoon sun and their homes start heating up when the sun comes shining in. Then they realize their cooling bills are creeping up and their furniture and floors are starting to fade.
There is an attractive and affordable solution to all of these aggravating problems, and it is an easy one. Add awnings to your home. Retractable awnings, patio awnings, and door and window awnings provide shade, UV protection, and can reduce your energy costs. Even better, awnings transform your outdoor living spaces into cool, comfortable areas where you can relax, entertain, and enjoy the great outdoors.
Here are five compelling reasons why choosing to add an awning to your home is an excellent decision.
Lower cooling costs
Awnings are an affordable and excellent way to reduce energy costs. They help to reduce solar heat by blocking sunlight, thereby reducing your cooling cost. When the sun hits glass windows or doors, it increases the load on your air conditioner by almost 20%. You end up spending more energy, and money, to keep your home cool. By limiting the sun that enters your home, awnings can help you see a significant decrease in those costs.
Protection from the elements
One of the most significant benefits of awnings is the protection they provide from sun exposure, heavy rainfall, and even snow. Exposure to UV rays can be damaging to your skin, your pets, and even your home furnishings. Awnings provide the shade that can keep you protected and your furniture and flooring from fading and deteriorating. Enjoy the outdoors even when the weather is not cooperating. A retractable awning over your deck, patio, or windows offers you the added benefit of removing the shade during the winter months and allowing the sun to help warm up your home. Yet another way awnings support energy savings.
Increases curb appeal
Awnings not only provide excellent shade and protection but also add curb appeal and value to your home. Awnings are eye-catching and can help your house stand out. There are so many styles and color options, it is easy to choose an awning that fits the aesthetic of your home and suits your unique style.
Increased outdoor living space
If you have a deck or patio that you don’t use as much as you’d like, investing in an awning can open up a whole new outdoor area for you to enjoy. When the hot sun is beating down, awnings provide a shaded area that can feel 15 degrees cooler than surrounding temperatures. Imagine a 90-degree day that feels like a comfortable 75 degrees. Add to that, significant protection from UV rays for you, your family, and your pets and you have an outdoor transformation.
Help prevent water damage
Awnings help to keep water away from doors and windows. When your windows or doors are not adequately protected, constant exposure can cause damage and leaks. If water gets into your house, it can cause mold, mildew, and warping. Installing awnings over your doors and windows can protect them from water damage and protect you from serious repair costs.
Greenville Awning Company has been custom manufacturing residential awnings using regionally sourced materials for over 75 years. Each awnings project is tailored to each customer’s specific needs. We understand the benefits of a good awning and want to help you enjoy the benefits too. Call today to schedule your consultation!