Improving The Aesthetics Of Your Home With Retractable Awnings
Retractable awnings not only provide shade from sun and rain but also add a distinct look to your home’s exteriors. Here we are discussing the types of retractable awnings available and how they add value to your home.
Retractable awnings are a great and economical way to shade your deck or patio. Whether it is the shelter from the sun’s intense rays that you are seeking, or simply trying to jazz up your backyard, the many benefits of such an awning will add value and aesthetics to your home.
The variety available is ideal for your patios, decks, balconies, terraces, poolside, and even for spreading them over your Jacuzzi.
Available in various sizes, both large and small, these large awnings are suitable for commercial establishments, as well as for homes where a large expanse is required to be covered. The smaller sized awnings are great for the windows and doors.
The Benefits Of Retractable Awnings
These awnings add comfort and safety to your outside living. They provide you the opportunity to expand your outdoor living space. In addition, they add value to your home without the problems and high cost of construction. They also have the potential to vastly improve, both, the appearance and the functionality of your home and business premises.
Your inspiration and creativity, in using these awnings can enhance the character of your building, by accentuating the architecture and reflecting your distinct taste. In addition, they cover the exterior flaws, and beautify the outside of your home and buildings.
The different color combinations serve different purposes. Bright color combinations in awnings bring warmth, and a feeling of gaiety. For a shady and a cool environment, go for these awnings made with blue striped canvases. If you wish to bring a cheerful atmosphere to your place, opt for awnings that have light filtering through various shades of red.
Let us look at the benefits that such awnings provide us with:
Aesthetics – The awnings that provide cover to the patios, windows, doors, etc, add to the aesthetics, elegance and beauty of your home.
Protection From Fading – Retractable patio awnings protect your indoor furniture, carpeting, wallpaper and furnishings, among others, from fading. In addition, they retain room brightness also. They protect your outdoor furniture fabric from fading, too.
Saving Construction Costs – These awnings provide you with extra space in your house, condo, or commercial establishment without construction costs. In addition, you need not employ the services of a general contractor or architect. They are also significantly less expensive than any permanent construction, and are like adding an extra room.
Protection From Rain – If you opt for water resistant fabrics for your awnings, you can easily keep the rain off your patio, deck, terrace, balcony, poolside, driveway, and Jacuzzi, and away from your windows and doors also. This enables you to enjoy your bar-be-que on the deck, or patio, and the rain at the same time.
Saving On Energy – Depending on the type of fabric used on these awnings you have opted for, you can reduce interior heat in your home and business premises during periods of sunlight, by as much as 77 percent. According to a study by the American Society of Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), using solution dyed acrylic fabrics on awnings used as patio covers, window awnings, or as a sun protection system, have shown energy efficiency by lowering your electric bill.
Such fabrics come with a 5 year warranty against fading, mildew and rotting, and are known to last anything between 12 to 15 years. Such patio awnings lower indoor temperatures by as much as 15 degrees, and reduce sunlight and glare by as much as 94 percent.