Awnings are a great way to increase shading throughout your home's windows and moderate how much sun and heat can seep through the windows. You can consider retractable awnings or traditional ones, depending on what your budget is and where you want the awnings located. If you have awnings in the back of your home away from the sun, perhaps you want to consider retractable ones that allow you to use them when you wish, whereas traditional awnings might be more suitable for the front of your home if it is sun-facing.
Benefits of Awnings
There are two different types of awnings that you may want to consider for your home. The first type is the awning that you install on a window to reduce some visibility. These types of awnings help manage how much sunlight and brightness enters through a window. The other type of awning that you can consider is a patio awning. Patio earnings are much larger and are also retractable so that you can cover your patio with as much shading as possible and whenever you see fit. The main benefits of both types of awnings are that they are stunning and can help you reduce energy costs by protecting your home from harmful UV rays and excessive heat with their shading properties. The type you choose remains a preference as to how much sun and heat you want to deter and where.
To install your awnings, we begin by assessing the windows and the direction in which they are facing. One of our contracting professionals will determine how much visibility and sunlight are coming through the windows and see if your windows will benefit from awnings, or if you need to consider alternative options, such as window screens or double-framed windows. Once this has been determined, you'll then want to consider the shape of the awning that would be most beneficial.
Awnings can help reduce the sun visibility that is shone through specific windows in your home. When you install awnings on the windows, you're adding further shading to the windows where the sun may otherwise come in directly and cause excessive heat, discomfort, or brightness. To deter this, awnings are installed at an angle so that any sun that does come in is controlled by you. You can consider retractable awnings to adjust them accordingly at the angle the sun is also at.
As mentioned previously, awnings reduce the amount of heat and direct sunlight that enters a specific space. This can be done through windows with the addition of an awning on the exterior of the window, or through a patio, where a larger awning is installed on the roof to protect the patio from direct sunlight. As a form of temperature control, awnings can provide such services and can reduce energy costs when considering that you have to use more energy to cool down the rooms that receive more direct heat.