Awning Ideas / February 22, 2019 / Sabrina Carey
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.
Scrub the Awning: While choosing a solution to wash the awning you must ensure that the product does not use any harsh ingredients that can stain or fade the awning fabric. You can also consider using hot water to remove the stains easily. The washing solution can be made by mixing 2 oz. of the dish washing liquid for each gallon of water. You can start the washing process by scrubbing the awning through a brush dipped into the solution. However a harder brush needs to be used to remove tough stains. Rinse the Awning: After scrubbing the awnings you have to soak these completely using a garden hose. While soaking you must pay specific attention to the undersides and corners of the waning. If traces of detergent are left behind there are chances that the awning many get streaked or discolored.