Awnings are available in a range of materials, colors, and forms. They offer several benefits for both residential and commercial properties. Below are the top five benefits of adding awnings to your property.
1. Protect Your Family from the Elements
Awnings provide important shade and shield you and your family from up to 98% of the sun’s damaging UV rays. By reducing direct sunlight on your deck or patio, you may lower the temperature by up to 20°F, safeguarding your family’s health and increasing your comfort outdoors.
2. Protects the Exterior
An awning provides year-round shelter from the elements, whether that’s the sun, rain, snow, hail, and sleet. Awnings deflect rain away from your property when mounted on the external wall, ensuring that your siding or brick does not fade, chip, or peel. Additionally, this prevents water from gathering in front of the door when it rains. By deflecting rain away from your swing doors, sliding glass doors, and windows, you extend the life of the sealant surrounding them and save money on repairs.
3. Lower Your Energy Bills
Adding an awning will save you money while reducing your carbon footprint. When the air outside your property remains cool and the amount of sunshine that filters indoors is reduced, your interior also remains cool. When facing west, awnings, and canopies can lower heat generation by 72% to 77%. Often referred to as the “original air conditioner,” awnings can potentially save you up to 50% on energy bills as you won’t be using the AC much.
4. Safeguards Your Interior Features
Numerous objects in your house or establishment may get bleached and damaged due to prolonged exposure to sunshine. In a home, awnings over windows will help keep furniture in excellent condition.
5. Increase Your Property’s Value
Awnings boost the value of a property due to their aesthetic appeal and energy efficiency. Potential buyers are more likely to consider your property if they like the way it looks and has the peace of mind that they won’t have to pay a fortune on monthly energy costs. Awnings also add to the living area, creating the illusion of a larger space.
Awnings provide a comfortable and functional additional common area in residential and commercial properties. They offer adequate shade, allowing you to avoid the scorching sun and stay outside even if it gets rainy. If you’re interested in adding an awning to your home or business, contact us today!