Everything You Need To Know About Adding Window Awnings

So many factors go into increasing the value of your home – why not add window awnings to your list? They are good value for the money that you’ll spend, and with some routine care and maintenance, last for a long time.

Window awnings help homeowners enjoy the outdoors without suffering through excessive heat and exposure to the sun. Indoors, window awnings help keep the house cool and furniture from fading due to sun exposure.

Window awnings are made in a wide array of colors and styles. Styles that are incredibly popular with homeowners include: traditional open or closed sides, double bar, dome style, quarter barrel, waterfall, semi-circular and gable.

Many people turn to fabric window awnings first before looking at other options. However, potential buyers often worry that the fabric for their window awning will not be fade-resistant and therefore will have high replacement costs to contend with if they still want to reap the benefits of window awnings in their home. Yet this is not the case when it comes to fabric window awnings. Fabric window awnings are made of acrylic canvas, which is guaranteed not to fade for at least five years. Most homeowners will notice that the fabric from their window awnings needs to be replaced after 7 to 10 years. The replacement cost is about half the price of a brand new awning – which is fair, due to their longevity.

Although most people concentrate mostly on the fabric on their window awning, do not forget to give consideration to the frame! Frames that are made from steel or aluminum last virtually forever – especially when anodized and powder-coated.

Some homeowners looking to purchase window awnings for their home may not be completely convinced that a window awning can provide so many benefits for their home. The Consumer Energy Center, part of the California Energy Commission, recommends window awnings in order to help homeowners cool their homes in the summertime. The Consumer Energy Center also reports that 40% of the heat in your home comes from the windows. Installing window awnings reduces that heat considerably. Energy saving measures are just one of the many reasons why window awnings should be a part of your home improvement list.