4 Benefits Of Retractable Awnings

There are many benefits to installing a retractable awning to your home. Most notably, Hampton Roads homeowners love the benefit of shade that awnings provide from the scorching heat on their deck, patio, or porch. Being an electric awning, you decide when the awning will be extended or retracted, all at the push of a button.

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Benefit #1: Shade You Control​

Not only are retractable awnings a feature to add beauty to your home, they are also practical as well. Retractable awnings provide you with shade when you need it and sun when you want it. 

In addition to giving you shade on demand; retractable awnings block up to 94% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. Making your time outside more enjoyable, and safer.

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Patio shaded by awning

Benefit #2: Improved Energy Efficiency

The use of awnings outside of your home provides the additional bonus of energy efficiency inside your home. The elements on your home most likely to be the source of lost energy are glass doors and windows. In fact, on a hot summer day, more heat energy enters your home in one square foot of glass than an entire insulated wall. 

When you utilize an awning over the windows or glass doors of your home, you reduce the solar heat your home absorbs. Reducing the sun’s ability to heat up your home in the summer means your home’s cooling system works less. The less your air conditioning system runs, the lower your utility bill and the smaller your carbon footprint.

Installing retractable awnings to your home will save you money and energy come the hot summer days from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg, the Eastern Shore, and the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Unlike a stationary awning, installing a retractable awning over windows and doors allows you to retract it in the winter. While sunlight and the heat it omits is a detriment in the summer, in the winter it can be beneficial as it can warm your home for much less than your home’s HVAC can.

Benefit #3: Extend The Life Of Your Furniture

Protecting from the sun’s harmful UV rays is not only important for you and your family, it is important for your furniture too! Retractable awnings minimize the sun’s impact on outdoor furniture as well as any indoor furnishings in the window’s range. 

Extended exposure to sunlight can fade and weather your furniture and floor coverings. Added shade not only provides you with a more enjoyable outdoor living space, it also extends the life of your home furnishings!

Beige Straight Valance Awning
Straight Valance Awning

Benefit #4: Add Value To Your Home

Adding an awning to your patio or deck enhances your backyard space. Having added shade and protection from the elements, your backyard transforms to an outdoor living space with greater utility. This enhanced space is an upgrade that adds value to your home. 

Plus, with minor maintenance and up-keep, retractable awnings will last for many years. The investment of a retractable awning on your home not only gives you the joy of enjoying your outdoor living space, it brings overall increased value to your home.

ECCO Sunroom & Awning are experts in installing custom retractable awnings across Hampton Roads. No matter the coloring, fabric, model style, or mounting options, the ECCO team can help. Learn more about our awnings or schedule your free in-home estimate today!

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