How Awnings Protect Indoor Furnishings
Posted on 2014-01-14 by SarahThere are many benefits to home awnings, both for windows and patios, but one of the most favorable and cost effective benefits of awnings is that they protect indoor furnishings from the damage caused by the sun.
UV damageWhile most people realize that their skin and eyes can be damaged by UV rays, and thus take the proper precautions, such as sun glasses and a sun screen or sun block, hats, etc. However, what many people do not realize is that the UV rays can damage things as well. Furniture and carpeting in your home can fade. Paint can chip or peel, things can warp, etc. Now, many people do not realize that their home is not enough protection for their furnishings. UV rays come into your house through windows, glass doors, patio doors, and even skylights. The glass does not block the UV part, in fact, most studies show that up to 70% of UV rays are transmitted. Even if you get Low-E glass which is more energy efficient, you can get as much as 60% UV ray transmission.
What does this mean to you? This means all kinds of things, such as higher energy bills, but it also means that unless you take steps to protect your furnishings, they can be damaged by UV rays, resulting in high replacement costs to you.
Awning protectionAwnings are an affordable solution to the problem of UV ray damage to your indoors. They can be purchased to go over windows and doors, can be retractable, so that you can use them on the days with the harshest sun, but allow them to warm your house in the winter etc. They are made of a high quality outdoor fabric that blocks UV rays, and thus wonât allow them to enter your home. Instead of 70% UV ray transmission you can get 0%.
By having fewer rays transmitted into your home through your windows and doors, your paint, carpet, artwork, furniture, rugs, draperies, etc. will all last longer and look better for longer. This means not only will you be able to maintain a comfortable home temperature, but a beautiful home as well. In addition, the awnings can add some style and beauty to the outside of your home.
Other benefits of home awningsOne of the great benefits of using awnings to protect indoor furniture is that they are easy to install, and can be done yourself in a day. This means that you do not have to pay for expensive shutters, roofing, or other methods of blocking UV rays from entering your house. You add style, beauty, and value to your home, protect your things, and do so in an affordable, and easy to install manner.
Home awnings offer many other benefits including expanding your living space, utility savings, improved outdoor enjoyment, safety, and comfort.
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