Awning Ideas / February 24, 2019 / Katelyn Mooney
By controlling sunlight you ll find yourself getting more use out of the amenities and spaces you already own: poolside deck balcony patio; grill gazebo outdoor bar hot tub. But there s more. Awnings act as an extension of your home adding square footage to your home or commercial building. They allow you to expand the look and feel of your interior into the outdoors serving as an architectural addition but without the typical costs. No contractor or expensive installation is required. In the residential setting this results in outdoor space for entertaining relaxing and eating. In the business setting it means additional room to seat patrons serve customers or hold meetings. In both cases the "outdoor rooms" end up adding value to the business or home. On top of this awnings result in direct energy savings. Installed strategically they make the inside of a building up to 15 degrees cooler cutting direct sunlight and shading windows.
Retractable awnings allow you to have fun outside without getting burnt by the sun or overheating. They let you create a comfortable space outdoors to enjoy in the summertime. Patio awnings as well as those on porches and decks make it possible to eat a meal outdoors or sit in the shade where there would normally be none. Awnings keep you cool without having to spend a lot of money. In fact retractable awnings can actually save you money on energy costs by cooling your home. Because awnings block the sun s rays and cool your home you won t need the air conditioner as much and energy costs will go down. Plus you re helping out the environment. Retractable awnings also protect furniture and carpets from fading due to excessive sun exposure. Patio awnings protect windows and doors from weather damage and provide shelter and protection when you leave the house especially on rainy days. Stand under the patio awning while you open your umbrella or wait to be let into the house by someone inside.
The awning color goes well with white home exteriors. Also you can consider it if your exterior paint has different shades of yellow in it. It is also a good idea to complement your pale yellow exterior paint by installing a mustard yellow awning. Brown: While evaluating the shades of brown awning you must ensure that it adds dimensions to your home exterior paint. Also you can consider creating a seamless transition between the color of your exterior paint and the brown awning. For those who are regularly out and about in their four wheel drive pulling over for lunch is usually controlled by where you can set the vehicle up. You want somewhere that offers shade is out of the wind and out of the way! However with the popularity of 4WD Awnings taking off you may have a much easier solution! 4WD Awnings pull out from the side or rear of your vehicle and set up in a few minutes providing instant protection from the weather.