Benefits Of A Retractable Awning

Retractable awnings have been a popular home feature in Europe for years now. More and more homeowners in the US are entertaining the idea of an awning for their home, and for good reason! Awnings provide several benefits to homeowners, from weather protection to reduced electric bills. Here are a few of the major advantages that are intriguing to homeowners:


Shade From The Sun

The summer months don’t last long, so us New Englander’s love to spend as much time outside as possible! However, the harmful UV rays of the sun may be causing you to rethink your time outside. By using a retractable awning, you can create an area of shade for those concerned about the UV rays. It provides protection, as well as a shady, cool area to enjoy on hot days. On less sunny days, you can retract it to get direct sunlight.

Protection From The Rain

Let’s face it, New England weather is unpredictable. The forecast could be clear as day,  but as soon as you invite guests over- Surprise! It starts to drizzle. With a retractable awning, you’ll have a little extra space for guests to still hang outdoors, without getting soaked. An awning extends your outdoor living area, no matter what the weather may bring.

Save Money

If you have a room that is exposed to constant sunlight and gets too hot in the summertime, a retractable awning can help deflect these rays. An awning will provide shade to the room, saving you from cranking up the AC and fans inside. With some natural cooling tactics like a retractable awning, you could save big on your electric bill this summer!


A retractable awning is a much more affordable, and simple addition to your house than many other home improvement projects. Awnings can add a burst of color or texture to your home or office space. Choose from different sizes and patterns to put a personal touch on your home!

Easy to use

With a manual awning, all you need is a little elbow grease to crank and unroll. And with an electric awning, it’s as simple as pushing a button to retract or extend automatically! All of our awnings are motorized for your convenience.


Contact New England Hearth & Home

New England Hearth & Home offers 0% financing on all major awning purchases! Choose from our selection of motorized awnings, available in numerous different sizes and styles. Stop by our showroom, or contact us at  781-562-0771  to learn more!