How An Awning Can Save You Money

An awning gives you and your family much more than a lovely shaded place to sit, it is one of the smartest investments you can make.   In addition to beautifying your home, an awning can actually save you money!

  • Awnings keep your house about 10 to 15 degrees cooler in warm weather so you can save considerably on energy bills for air conditioning
  • You are also improving your home’s value and increasing resell value
  • Preserves your window frames and doorways – these items will last years longer when not subject to the damaging rays of the sun
  • Protects your furniture – both interior furniture from fading and outdoor furniture from fading and getting wet – no more outdoor meals cancelled due to weather
  • Stops wood floors and draperies from fading due to exposure to direct sunlight
  • Adds beauty and functionality to your home – with an awning you can increase outdoor living space without building an addition
  • Awnings last for years and will allow you to enjoy and protect your other investments such as decks, patios and porches

Windows and doors are the areas of the house where the greatest loss of energy occurs because windows have the lowest insulation value of any of the building materials.  50% of the solar heat that comes in a room enters directly through the windows. During the summer months, this solar energy heats your home, causing your air conditioner to work harder than it should. By shading your windows with an awning, you’ll still be able to enjoy the natural light and view, while keeping out the sun’s rays and saving money on your electric bill.

Awnings are an obvious “green” cooling method. While reducing the direct sunlight, an awning helps reduce global warming from the greenhouse gas emissions needed to produce the energy to cool your home. You can save on your energy bill by reducing your peak electricity usage, which is when companies charge the most for using electricity.

In these times, we are all aware that leading a healthy lifestyle includes reducing your exposure to the sun’s damaging UV rays, which decreases the threat of skin cancer.  An awning is the perfect answer to enjoying the outdoors without risking you and your family’s health.

Working with your home’s décor and architecture style, you can have an awning made to compliment your house while increasing your property value. Depending on the awning you choose, you can have optional equipment to operate your awning automatically. With the ridiculously wide array of options to choose from, matching colors and styles is a breeze.

An awning is certainly an investment, but it is one that you will see a return on in no time at all. You’ll be saving money on electricity bill, beautifying your home, protecting your furniture, and accruing a piece of equipment that will allow you to enjoy the outdoors more than ever. Save money and live a happier life by investing in an awning today!

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