Outdoor awnings for your home offer numerous benefits and are typically used to protect windows from the sun, or to block out the heat. But with so many different awning options available, you might find yourself wondering which kind is best for you home, or what will offer the most energy conservation. Other than choosing whether you want fabric or aluminium, fixed or locked, you may want to consider which awning option will help reduce energy costs for your home. To help you decide, the team at U Blinds have offered their top picks on energy saving awnings in our handy guide below.
What Are the Examples of Energy Saving Awnings?
- Aluminium Louvre Awnings
- Folding Arm Awnings
- Auto Lock Awnings
- Pivot Arm Awnings
Aluminium Louvre Awnings
Aluminium louvre awnings are great at conserving energy and for protecting your home from the harsh Australian sun, as the strong metal acts as a barrier between your home and the outside world. Available in fixed and adjustable, these energy saving awnings can reflect up to 90% of the heat that normally passes through a window. This not only helps keep your home cool during those hot summer months but can also significantly impact your energy bill as you won’t have to pump on the air con as often. Aluminium louvre awnings are also one of the best options for high wind environments, as they’re better suited to resisting wind.
Folding Arm Awnings
Folding arm awnings offer versatility and style all rolled into one and make it easy to entertain outdoors without worrying about the harsh rays of the sun. Designed to be retracted when you feel like enjoying the sun, and pulled out for instant coverage, folded arm awnings are perfect for those who don’t want to commit to 24/7 shade. Folded arm awnings can save up to 26% off your energy bill, as they block out up to 80% of heat from entering through your windows. For budget friendly energy saving awnings that will improve your outdoor entertainment, you can’t go wrong with folded arm awnings.
Auto Lock Arm Awnings
Auto lock arm awnings are a great solution to blocking out the heat, as they stop the sun’s rays from hitting a window. this acts as a direct barrier between your windows and the outdoors, which in turn helps to conserve energy as there’s less need for cooling systems. Auto lock arm awnings can be raised and lowered to any position, so you can control the amount of heat that enters your home.
Pivot Arm Awnings
Pivot arm awnings are incredibly versatile awnings, as they can be used for protecting windows, enclosing verandas, first storeys and second storeys. Able to be operated both indoors and outdoors, these types of energy saving awnings can be crank operated or motorised for ease of use. They’re also available in large range of fabrics and patterns and have been engineered to withstand even the harshest weather conditions. The arc and flow of pivot arm awnings allows air to easily flow through, which means you can enjoy the benefits of an outdoor breeze without incurring the wrath of the heat.
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We hope our article on energy saving awnings has given you some idea of the right awnings for your home. If you’d like to check out some of our awnings in person, why not head to your nearest showroom and chat to one of our window furnishing experts? Or contact us on 1300 303 391 for any questions regarding outdoor awnings and blinds sold by U Blinds Australia in our stores.