Benefits of Awnings
The U.S. Department of Energy states that a properly installed awning can reduce heat gain in your home up to 65 percent on southern windows and as much as 77 percent on eastern and western windows.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says this percentage may be even higher and that awnings can reduce the heat entering the house by as much as 80 percent.
Awnings and similar structures have been used for centuries for their beauty as well as their function. They offer endless possibilities for enhancing a building's beauty and decor. They add shape, dimension and color and can be custom-designed to fit any structure's unique character and style.
Today's awnings can assume a wide variety of shapes and sizes, which make design options virtually limitless. Awning fabrics and frames are also available in a wide variety of styles and materials.
They can emphasize attractive or unusual architectural features or improve the appearance of a building via a variety of innovative designs.
Awnings can add drama and impact — even turn your front door into a grand entrance. And they can add softness and color to any size, shape or style of structure. In many instances, an awning can dramatically change the look and feel of the entire building.
Practical Benefits of Awnings
- Awnings are an excellent medium to advertise your business.
- A backlit awning provides excellent night-time exposure for your business
while also providing security lighting.
- Also, don't forget how harmful the sun's rays are to your furnishings, art and decorations. Awnings can provide protection to your belongings.
- Awnings help reduce sun exposure. The health risks associated with too much sun exposure are well-documented.