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Awnings

By Canvasgirl

DoorAwningAwnings have a lot of benefits that you may not even be aware of. Covering the windows in this way can reduce your energy costs from 60% to 70% and even more on west facing windows. They are useful for both homes and businesses. They can also be an attractive addition to the architecture of the home or building. Some of the styles are old fashioned and give a nostalgic look to the structure. Awnings are environmentally friendly because they reduce the energy consumption in the building. They will also reduce the amount of ultra violet rays that enter the home or business. Over 90% of all skin cancers can be prevented by reducing our exposure to the light of the sun. covering open windows can reduce your exposure to these harmful rays and greatly reduce your chances of getting skin cancer.Awnings also can be used to extend the living space of your home.

They are far less expensive than adding a sun room to the house or having a metal cover put over the deck or patio area. This is an inexpensive way to add to the shaded areas you can enjoy outdoors. Enjoying your backyard will be more pleasant during hot weather, and will be made possible during a light rain. Awnings made with Sunbrella fabric protect you from the sun or a light rain shower, further decreasing your family’s exposure to harmful ultra violet rays. They are available in over 100 designs, so you have a lot of options when it comes to the look of your outdoor areas. They are also available in tons of sizes, so you can have one for the smallest window as well as one to cover your entire patio or deck.Awnings over entrance ways is a great way to keep out the rain, sleet and snow.

Opening the door lock and coming inside will be a lot easier with a little cover when it is nasty outside. It will also help you keep the mat by the entrance way clean so that feet can be thoroughly wiped off before people come in the house. This helps you keep your carpets clean or keep the hardwood floors protected from harmful wet spots and moisture.Awnings are an attractive outdoor decoration in addition to being environmentally friendly and huge energy savers. A dull exterior on your home can be livened and brightened by the addition of Awnings over the windows and your front door ways. There are colors available to match, compliment or contrast with any color paint, brick or siding.

The styles are appropriate for almost any type of architecture that your home has. Awnings are found readily that are cheap, but these will not last very long. A quality made piece with sturdy poles and fabric will last for a long time. When the time comes for it to be replaced, that can be done with the highest quality of fabric as well.Awnings are available online. They are easy to install for do it yourself home owners. In just a few hours you can change the entire look of your home or business. Or, you can add an entirely new living area to your back yard in even less time.


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