During the summer months, homeowners often find themselves grappling with higher electricity bills as they strive to maintain a cool indoor environment. However, this financial burden could become a thing of the past with the installation of awnings. Awnings play a crucial role in regulating the influx of solar energy that reaches the various glass portions of your home’s façade. The external shading effect of awnings can effectively block up to 80% of direct heat from penetrating windows, immediately reducing heat transfer. The impact is significant, with awnings capable of reducing heat gain by up to 65% for windows with southern exposure and an impressive 77% for windows facing west. This translates to potential energy bill savings of up to 26% during the scorching summer season. Beyond their functional benefits, awnings also make a style statement while drastically curtailing your cooling energy requirements.
Why choose awnings for your home this summer?
- Energy Efficiency: Awnings excel at curtailing the influx of direct sunlight into your living space. By shading windows, doors, and other openings, they effectively thwart solar heat gain. This results in a noticeably cooler indoor atmosphere, reducing the necessity for excessive air conditioning. The outcome? Lower energy consumption and utility bills.
- Temperature Control: Awnings contribute to a consistent indoor temperature by intercepting intense sunlight. This translates into a more comfortable living environment, devoid of rapid temperature fluctuations caused by the sun’s changing position throughout the day.
- UV Shield: A secondary but significant advantage of awnings is their ability to provide an additional layer of defence against harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. These rays can inflict harm on furniture, flooring, and other indoor items, causing fading and deterioration over time. Awnings act as a shield against these rays, effectively preventing their entry and preserving the durability of your belongings.
- Enhanced Comfort and Outdoor Enjoyment: Awnings ingeniously expand your living space to the outdoors. By creating shaded zones on patios, decks, or porches, they facilitate outdoor enjoyment without subjecting you to direct sunlight. This augmentation of your living area allows for comfortable relaxation outside even during hot days.
When deciding on the selection of awnings for your home, take into consideration factors such as material, colour, design, and placement. Awnings come in diverse styles, including retractable options, louvred opening roofs and pivot style awnings, all designed to adapt to the sun’s movement. Furthermore, it’s worth highlighting that awnings enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home’s exterior, lending an air of elegance and individuality.
Contact Greg Mater from Coastal Style Shutters & Shades on 0450 507 993 to schedule a consultation for selecting the ideal awning for your home.
For more information visit www.coastalshutters.com.au