Awnings are coverings you can add to your home to go over windows or doors. Are they worth it for your home? Check out some reasons why you should consider this investment:
Protect against water damage
Awnings can protect your home’s doors, door casings, and window frames from rain damage. An awning can be used over an open window, which prevents rain from leaking inside and damaging the windowsill.
Reduce home cooling costs
Installing awnings over windows can significantly decrease your home’s energy costs during the cooler season. Your air conditioner doesn’t need to work as hard or stay on as long to sustain a cold climate in your home. Window awnings produce enough shade to stop a great deal of unwanted solar heat gain through the window panes. Ventilated awnings are ideal because they block heat from becoming trapped around the exterior of your windows.
Preserve interior furnishings
Awnings installed over windows provide sufficient shade to shield your home’s decor and interior furnishings from becoming damaged by exposure to harsh, nonstop sunlight. This can help with fading by keeping colors bright.
Protect the environment
Less energy consumption in your home lessens the impact of global warming caused by greenhouse gas emissions. Since awnings allow you to use less energy to cool your home, you’re helping the environment while saving money.
Increase the value of your home
Exterior awnings can increase your home’s value in three ways. This includes higher curb appeal. Having attractive awnings make your home more visually appealing to prospective buyers. Another is more living space. An awning installed over a patio or deck provides more outdoor livings space covered and protected from nature’s elements. The last is energy efficiency. Prospective homebuyers typically place a higher value on homes with superior energy efficiency. Since window and door awnings enable you to use less energy, buyers will notice your house as being more marketable than one that doesn’t provide the same kind of energy efficiency.
Talk to an expert
Before choosing a suitable awning for your home, consider your professional choices because the array of available styles and features is vast and diverse. An awning supply professional can help you in choosing the right awning that accommodates your budget and demands. With so many varying styles out there, it’s good to get a professional opinion when choosing the one that best suits your house’s architectural style.
Contact New England Hearth & Home
Along with fireplaces and other hearth options, we are proud to offer awnings. Contact New England Hearth & Home so we can help you choose the right awnings for you and your needs! Give us a call at 781-562-0071 or fill out our contact form for more information.