Awnings – Benefits You Probably Didn’t Know About

Nothing is as relaxing as going out to your yard, sitting down with a good book or a drink under your patio, and simply enjoying the tranquility of your outdoor space. But this ideal scenario can be ruined by the scotching sun or rain. Awnings are designed to protect you from the sun and rain, allowing you the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors without interruption. Here are some of the benefits of adding awnings to your living space.

Protection from the Sun

Overexposure to UV rays is not only unbearable, but also poses a threat to your health. You can get skin cancer and other medical complications when you stay out in the sun for an extended period of time. You can cool your outdoor space by 25 degrees by simply installing awnings. The shade provided by awnings will not only protect you from UV rays but also prevent sunlight and heat from entering your home, thus protecting your furnishings from damage.

Protection from the Rain

Rain can just as easily ruin a fun afternoon on your outdoor space. Rain awnings are designed to endure rain, snow and wind. The fabric used to manufacture them is sturdy and resistant to mildew and water.

Get the Most out of Your Home

Most homeowners are unable to utilize the full potential of their outdoor space simply because they don’t have shelter. With retractable patio awnings, you can expand the living space, creating a relaxing ambiance that you can enjoy on any season.

Aesthetic Appeal

First impressions are very important to most homeowners who will do just about anything to improve their home’s appearance. Awnings will not only increase the aesthetic appeal of your home, but also its value. They come in different designs which suit the needs of different home owners. Their simplistic design makes them both functional and sophisticated.

Save Energy

Your air conditioner consumes more energy during summer when cooling your home. This means you will be spending more money on energy bills during hot seasons. Awnings can help regulate the temperature in your home, reducing heat by up to 65 percent. When heat from the sun enters your home, your air conditioner is forced to work extra hard to keep temperatures low. Basically, you won’t have much to worry about as far heat radiation is concerned.

Value for Your Money

Awnings can help you save money in many different ways. For instance, you can create extra room for your home without the need to remodel. You can also protect outdoor furniture from the elements without going through much trouble. There is basically no downside to installing one in your home.

Functionality/Ease of Use

Maintaining an awning requires very little effort. It gets better if you invest in a fully automated awning. With a touch of a button, you can adjust the angle at which it hangs, creating an atmosphere that suits your individual needs. If you want to create more space, you can try adjusting the angle at 0 degrees. For more aesthetic appeal, you can try 5 to 10 degrees.

There are many more benefits to adding awnings to your home that will help you make an informed decision.

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