The Benefits of Awnings
You’re considering some awnings. Who could blame you? There is a certain timeless quality to the simple elegance of awnings. Awnings have been popular since the early 1800s as a means of dealing with the weather. Since that time there have been several advances in materials used to make awnings, so now they are lightweight and sleek. They always look great and there are several benefits of awnings.
Learn more about the many benefits of awnings
If you are considering purchasing awnings for you home or business, you’ve come to the right place. U Blinds Australia is your best source for all your blinds and shutters needs. We know all about various kinds of window coverings, such as awnings. We put together this list to help you to learn more about the benefits of window awnings.
Protection from weather
Awnings benefits are many, but we’ll start with what we consider the most obvious benefit – protection from the weather. Awnings create shade on a sunny day, greatly reducing the temperature of the area under the awning. This can make for a nice place to be outside under the awning, or it can make the inside of a room cooler if its windows are covered by awnings. But awnings aren’t just for the sun, as they can also create shelter from the rain. When it comes to protection from the weather, awnings have you covered.
Reduce your energy bill
As we mentioned before, one of the benefits of window awnings is reducing the temperature of the area under the awnings by creating shade. If the shade happens to be around a window, that will greatly reduce the temperature inside that window’s room. Studies have shown that an awning can reduce the interior temperature of a room by as much as 10 degrees. Any decrease in internal temperature is going to reduce your energy bill.
Ok, so this benefit is geared more toward a business, but it is a tried and true use of awnings. You can use your awnings as an advertisement or as a sign for your business. Some of the first businesses to put signs on their awnings were in France. You can imagine the outdoor café seating in Paris under that Mediterranean sun. The cafes would want awnings to protect their customers, but the awnings take up a lot of space for signs. No problem – just put the sign on the awning. Businesses have been doing the same ever since.
Extend your liveable space
Think about the previously mentioned cafes in Paris. They use awnings to cover the outside seating area, thus extending the seating space of their cafes. You can do the same at your home. An awning that covers a deck or patio can increase the time that it can be used, thus expanding the liveable space of your home. It’s almost like adding an extra room to your house but without the cost and mess of major construction.
Form follows function, and in the case of awnings benefits, this is especially true. An awning’s primary purpose is to be function by creating protection from the weather, but the sweeping angles of their form is a nice accent for all buildings and homes. What we’re saying is that awnings look nice. What’s more is that you can really go to town by selecting a very nice fabric pattern for your awnings. Will you go for a solid colour, or something with a bit of texture like plaid?
Now is the time to get awnings
As you can see, there are many benefits of awnings. Now is the best time to get awnings for you home or business, and U Blinds Australia can help you find the best outdoor awnings to suit your needs. If you are interested in learning more about our awnings you can get in touch with us on 1300 303 391 to arrange a time to visit one of our showrooms.