Awning Ideas / February 22, 2019 / Nora Parker
The great thing about retractable awnings is that you can have them custom made to fit anywhere inside or outside your home no matter what the window or deck size. Patio awnings as well as other types come in a wide range of colors too. It s easy to match them to your home. And if you purchase a retractable awning for a window or deck you won t have to manually put up and take down the awning every time you go to use it. Awnings can be made of a wide variety of different materials. They are made of canvas aluminum and other materials. Aluminum awnings have different benefits and drawbacks compared to canvas awnings - it depends on what you want to use the awning for. Awnings were quite popular in the 1920s but have been enjoying a comeback in recent years especially because of the high costs of air conditioning. Awnings used to be on every window and porch to keep homes cool before air conditioning was ever invented.
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.
At the same time you also need to concentrate on the style pattern and color of the awning fabric to ensure that the features complement the exterior style and decor of your home. Based on your choice you can buy the awnings in a variety of colors. But you must remember that each color has its own meaning and significance. Also you need to choose an awning color that perfectly complements the color of your home exterior. Red: You have option to choose from several shades of red awnings. Also most shades can match the yellow white and tan exterior paints. You can further enhance the appeal of your home exterior by combining the right shade of blue paint and red awnings. However if the exterior paint has green pigments you have to exercise care while choosing the red awnings.