Awnings are an easy way to update your home, adding value as well as functionality. You can instantly transform your space and a new awning is a smart financial investment which will help pay for itself. Not to mention the other wonderful benefits that come with owning an awning.
Benefits of Awnings
Energy Efficiency: Awnings over your windows, doors and patios can provide you with a great deal of energy savings. Some statistics show that awnings reduce air conditioning costs by as much as 25%. When heat is transmitted through the glass windows in your home, it can cause you to turn up your air conditioner in order to cool your home. By having awnings over your doors and windows you block the UV rays and reduce UV transmission. Because of this you won’t have to pay as much in utilities to cool your home in the summer.
Extra Living Space: Awnings add extra livable space on your deck. Having an awning will reduce the heat on that area of the deck making it possible to enjoy the deck even on the hottest days. It will be a great spot to entertain and relax with friends and family. How many times have you had to head inside due to the heat or rain? With an awning, that rarely happens because you have protection from the elements.
Curb Appeal: One of the main reasons people have awnings installed is for aesthetic purposes. Awnings are an easy way to enhance the look and design of your home. Awnings come in almost endless styles, colours and patterns. It’s not hard to find one that fits perfectly with your style and your house.
Water Protection: In certain parts of your home, the ground might slope towards your house. This leads to water potentially leaking into your house, especially if you have concrete that goes right up against your home, such as stone stairs or a brick pathway. A fixed aluminium awning extends past your eves, meaning that you get additional protection from rain.
Money Savings: Awnings save on energy as your furnace and AC units won’t have to work as hard. This means you also save on repairs and parts for service. Awnings can help protect furnishings, curtains and rugs from sun damage from warping and fading.
Great Value: Awnings are very durable. Most will last for a long period of time, roughly 10 years. And the cost savings more than makes awnings a great purchase.
Adding an awning to your home can increase your home’s overall value. Awnings immediately add great curb appeal to your home, and in the event that you put your home up for sale, adding an awning is a great way to attract potential buyers and help make that desirable first impression. Awnings are also wonderful in a neighbourhood that looks the same, giving your home a distinct and unique look and feel that allows it to stand out from a crowd.
Contact us here at Jans Awnings & Rollshutters if you would like to discuss the benefits of adding an awning to your home.