Awnings offer an easy and transformational addition to your outdoor space. An awning is a permanent structure added to your home, which provides shade, cover and a range of other benefits. The main reason homeowners choose to have an awning installed is to extend the use of space and protect an area from the weather. There are some other unexpected benefits too! Read on to find out the top 5 benefits of awnings.
- Protection from the elements
The most obvious benefit of installing an awning is to protect your home from the weather. They can protect your outdoor space from sun exposure and rain damage, along with helping to prevent the damaging effects of UV rays coming in through your windows that can damage your furniture and flooring. Not only do they protect your indoor and outdoor furniture, but your doors and windows too.
- Adds another space for entertainment – for all seasons
Awnings extend your space and allow for outdoor entertainment all year round. Guests can take cover from the sun or rain. If you have an outdoor heater or fire, then sitting outside in cooler days or seasons isn’t a problem. Create a cozy and inviting outdoor space that you can use all year round. You won’t believe how a simple installation of an awning can change the way you use your outdoor space and make it into an area to really enjoy and use.
- Adds value to your homes market value
A well-developed outdoor area brings more appeal to future homeowners. An awning enhances your home and lifestyle by extending your seasonal living. They are a great cost-effective way to extend your space rather than adding a permanent room or structure. With retractable awnings, you can make the space look a lot more attractive and have the ease of retracting the cover when you don’t need it too.
- Reduces energy costs
This is a surprise benefit for many. Awnings are stylish barriers protecting your home from express heat and cold. In winter, they keep out the cold by extending extra protection, and in the summer, they absorb heat, helping to keep your home cool. Many people find they use their air-conditioner less. If you use a retracting awning in the winter it allows the sun to warm your home too.
- Aesthetically pleasing
We all want our homes to look and feel good, and this is a large benefit of awnings. With a wide range of materials available, you can choose how you’d like it to look. Whether you want something to stand out and be a feature, or to blend in effortlessly, there are plenty of options.
Interested in having an awning installed? Get in touch with Tauranga awning specialists Undercover Industries today.