There are many benefits to adding an awning to your home, from nonstop outdoor enjoyment to UV protection to energy savings. No other home improvement can give you so many benefits so easily, economically or instantly - or offer such lasting rewards.
Let your indoor party expand to the outdoors. Encourage the kids to play outside in the shade. Enjoy lunch on your deck in August. And if you want to have the heat of the sun in the winter but have the comfort of shade in the summer, add motorized controls. With the simple push of a button you'll have all the protection you need to cover a room-sized patio or deck in less than 90 seconds. You control whether to enjoy an open-air feeling or shading and privacy with your family and friends. From moment to moment, it's up to you. Installing an awning is like making a low-cost room addition while also adding value to your home.
An awning offers cool comfort and excellent protection from harmful UV rays on the sunniest of days. In fact, Sunbrella fabrics have been proven to provide up to 98 percent protection from the sun's harmful effects when used in shade applications. After passing rigorous testing, Sunbrella fabrics earned the "Seal of Recommendation" by the Skin Cancer Foundation, the only global organization concerned exclusively with cancer of the skin. As a result, you know that you and your family can enjoy the outdoors while being safe from the sun.
An awning will keep your energy costs down by blocking the sun's heat in warmer months. The American Society of Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers shows that an awning can reduce heat gain by 55 to 65 percent on southern-facing windows and 72 to 77 percent on western exposures.
Plus, you can enjoy the beauty of the outdoors since you won't have to close blinds or draw your draperies. Spring, summer, winter and fall, your awning will serve you indoors and out.
How many times have you been chased indoors by blazing sun or a sudden shower? With an awning that seldom happens, because you have protection from the elements. In fact, if you choose a retractable awning with an optional remote control, you'll hardly need to move a muscle.