5 Benefits of an Awning
Pleasant weather marks the time of the year when homeowners crave to be outside entertaining friends and family or relaxing after a hectic workday. But to be comfortable and carefree, you need a suitable outdoor setting that’s protected from harsh sunlight, extreme temperatures and uncomfortable weather conditions like high winds or rain.
Having an awning featured in your outdoor patio or entertaining space can greatly enhance your home and create an inviting, relaxing and functional outdoor living space.
The awnings available today are crafted from durable, weather-resistant fabrics and materials designed to enhance your home’s aesthetic while offering unmatched features. The benefits can include easy maintenance, fire-retardancy, corrosion resistance and overall long-lasting quality. Today’s technology ensures your home’s awning will not only provide universal comfort for you, your family and your guests, but also safe and durable use for many years to come.
With a new retractable awning installed on your home, you can also experience a wide variety of other valuable benefits ranging from pleasure to home protection.
Benefits of an Awning
1. Extending Your Usable Living Space
Summer months are often the prime time for inviting guests over to your home for barbeques or other outdoor activities, and an awning on your home can make entertaining a more comfortable and special experience.
One of the major benefits of awnings is that you can protect guests from high, uncomfortable temperatures and direct sunlight that can lead to painful, unsightly burns. With an awning over your home, you can also invite people to your home, rain or shine. Unexpected rain showers can often occur in the afternoons at the most inconvenient times, but with an awning you don’t have to worry about guests getting drenched or having to move your activities indoors.
Privacy, in addition to flexible living spaces, is a greatly valued feature for many homeowners. And with many homes constructed closely together, having privacy can be a difficult thing to come by. With an awning, you can add a privacy barrier while lounging outside or protect your interiors from nosy neighbors. And if you don’t need an awning extended from your home at all times, you can also enjoy the flexibility and convenience of a retractable awning that folds into a protective unit when not in use or during inclement weather.
2. Added Energy Savings
Direct sunlight entering through your homes through glass windows and doors can greatly heat up rooms, and this rise in temperature can cause your air conditioning system to work harder and longer to keep your home cool. Home awnings will block those incoming rays from entering your home, while still allowing for peaceful natural lighting, and reduce the amount of heat being transferred inside your house. The energy savings you can expect from a new awning can save you up to 23 percent on annual cooling costs.
3. Increased Home Value
When you install a new awning on your home, you’re essentially creating additional living space, which increases the perceived and actual value of your home. The added value of installing an awning and having this comfortable outdoor living space is not only appealing to you, but is also an attractive feature to prospective home buyers, if you’re looking to sell your home in the near future.
4. Weather Protection
Being exposed to elements like sun, rain, snow and hail, your outdoor furniture and materials can become damaged, faded or worn over time. With an awning on our home, you can protect any furnishings from weather that may deteriorate the quality of your furniture, like moisture that may damage interior padding or sun exposure that will eventually weaken the materials and cause fabrics to lose their vibrancy. Keeping furnishings underneath an awning can prevent you from having to pay for replacement furniture too soon.
Awnings can protect the exterior quality of your home as well. Damaging weather conditions like ultraviolet rays, plus rain, sleet and hail can diminish the quality of exterior building materials like brick and vinyl siding, causing them to fade or become damaged or discolored over time. You can also save on repair costs for windows and doors by having these home features protected by an awning, extending the lifespan of sealant around these entrances and preventing cracking and deterioration.
5. UV Protection for You and Your Furnishings
Natural lighting is a wonderful way to brighten your interior spaces, enhance your furnishings and improve your overall mood while performing tasks inside. But it can also wreak havoc on your interiors. Fading, discoloration and damage is a common side effect of lighting for fabrics, carpeting and flooring caused by ultraviolet light. UV rays are responsible for 45 percent of damage to interior spaces, even on cloudy days. So how can homeowners protect their investments and decor from the damages of the sun?
One of the best solutions for homeowners is to invest in a new awning. One of the benefits of awnings is that they can block a lot of the natural lighting coming into your home, providing UV protection for your furnishings as well as yourself. UV rays not only cause damage to property, but also to your skin and body. Having an awning will not only provide necessary protection for your home, but will also ensure you won’t experience any negative or even permanent effects often caused by harmful UV rays.
Experience the Benefits of Awnings Today
At Liberty Door and Awning, we’re the premier garage door and awning installation experts serving homeowners in New Jersey throughout the Atlantic, Mercer and Ocean counties. We’re a family-owned and family-operated company that prides ourselves on only offering local residents the best, most durable and most dependable products available to enhance their comfort and improve home aesthetics and functionality. Our team offers a wide range of high-quality and attractive retractable awnings that are perfect for your home, large decks and patios and apartments or condos.
To learn more about our awning design and installation services, call us today at (732) 286-3667 or complete our online contact form to request information.