Adding Value to Your Home With an Awning

Posted on 2013-12-18 by Justin
Patio Awning In today’s economic situation, we cannot afford to not safeguard our investments. To the average person, their greatest investment is their home. We all know that the value of homes is not what it once was and while some areas of the country have been less affected than others, maintaining home value is something that is one just about everyone’s mind. More and more people are trying their hands at do-it-yourself home projects in order to save valuable resources by not hiring someone else to do that labor and to invest in the value of their home.

Retractable awnings

While some do-it-yourself projects are intimidating, there is one that need not be. That is the installation of retractable home awnings. An awning is a shade that can go over a window or a door and that allows you to get more use out of your outdoor space, and protect your indoor spaces. Installing a retractable awning is easy, and can be done on your own. It also has benefits in the form of lower utility costs in the summer months. A home awning installed properly can also add to the aesthetic value of the home, further enhancing its value. So let’s explore these benefits of adding value to your home with an awning even further…

Benefits of retractable awnings

Retractable awnings make the interior of your home cooler and may even make it possible for you to enjoy spaces within your home that before may have been to uncomfortable to spend time in. According to a study done by the American Society of Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers, “installing awnings over your windows will cut the heat gain by over 70 percent and glare by over 90 percent.” This is going to reduce your utility cost while increasing comfort, which is not something to complain about.

A home awning is going to give you a lot of versatility and control over your home. You can filter the sunlight as you wish, thus creating a more comfortable home environment for your family. The energy savings of using retractable awnings can also be significant. Naturally, when you can cool your home through the use of an awning, you use less power on your electric costs to run an air conditioning unit. Over the lifetime of your home the energy savings can be quite substantial, making them a worthy investment.

Saving money on monthly utility costs is great, but there are even more benefits. When you reduce the need to have your air conditioning unit running as often, you save the unit from a lot of wear and tear. Reducing that wear and tear has direct benefits to the condition you are able to keep your home in and thus the re-sale value of that home. You are saving yourself from a lot more than just the added cost on your electric bill when you choose to use home awnings. You are also saving yourself the time, trouble, and costs of having to replace worn-out equipment.

Choosing retractable awnings

If you think that you might want to start saving money by installing a retractable awning, remember to think carefully about the placement of your awning. In order to get the greatest value out of your awnings, you want to position them over the windows of your house that see the most sun (usually the east, west, and south sides).

You also want to consider how curb appeal plays into your awning choice. Remember that you can also add value to your home through its curb appeal and awnings can certainly be made to enhance the look of any home. Consider the color and architecture of your home when you are choosing your awnings and be sure that you choose to do business with a company that provides you with ample style options so that you can capitalize on the aesthetic value that owning a home awning can bring. You will be adding value to your home, and making it a more comfortable place to live and spend time.

Adding value to your home with an awning is not only simple, but it makes sense from both a business and a personal stand point. The benefits of adding an awning to your home are there for you to take advantage of!

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