Summer weather in Canada can get really hot, even though we are known to be a northern country. Residents of Ottawa often add a retractable awning to their homes to enjoy their outdoor space during those extra hot months. If you are considering adding a retractable awning to your home, here are a few reasons why others in Ottawa decided to get one.
We all know sitting out in the sun can mean that we’re going to get sunburnt – and that isn’t fun for anyone. However, a retractable awning can block up to 75% of the UV rays from the sun.
You can still let light into the space without causing damage to your skin long-term.
Protection of your furnishings
Did you find the perfect outdoor sofa where you and your family can relax and enjoy the warm weather? Having furniture sit out in the sun for too long can ruin it. You don’t want to have spent all that time and money searching for the perfect outdoor furniture only have to ruined in just one season.
An awning provides protection from the sun’s harmful rays and those summer downpours.
Does the sun beat directly into the back of your home? If so, you may find that blinds or curtains are just not enough. A retractable awning, when opened, can provide additional protection from the sun’s heat so that you can keep your home cooler during those hot summer days.
Easy to use
Retractable awnings are very easy to use, and now they are usually motorized and can be opened and closed with a remote control, so almost anyone in your family would be able to use it.
Improve resale value
If you are considering selling your home in the next few years, having a retractable awning can help improve its curb appeal. New homeowners often don’t want to move into a house where they have to do a lot of work to enjoy it. A retractable awning will be attractive for many prospective home buyers.
Well-maintained awnings can last up to 10 years, so the new owners will likely not have to do a lot of maintenance or replace them early on in owning their Ottawa home. This can be very helpful with the expenses of owning a home, especially for the first time.
Contact Jans Awnings today
Investing in a retractable awning for your Ottawa home can be one of the best home improvements you make. It is easy to enjoy, and awnings from Jans Awnings come with a warranty.
To learn about your options for a retractable awning, contact us today to speak with a member of our team.