House awnings are an effective way to reduce your energy consumption and effectively participate in the sustainable development mission, despite that it has been proved that thirty per cent of the heat loss has been observed in houses that do not have awnings which further adds up to our energy bills. Moreover, the extra charges of maintenance of the appliances also add up, in a short increase of expenditure. Many people don’t even recognize the number of extra bills they have been paying in their lifetime. The awning is a one-time investment, with meagre maintenance, which also comes after a long time, two or three years maximum.
Moreover, these can be installed by the person himself or herself, and lemme gush about the aesthetics it adds to your house. It protects your house and you from the harmful rays of the sun, and the bad weather outside, and if you are a nature lover worry not, there are these retractable awnings that provide one the ability to expand and reduce the awnings as per the requirements, and these awnings can be stretched over a lawn or balcony provide you to have your own cosy space to enjoy, in any season, especially the rainy one. Now comes the point of what to take care of while choosing house awnings.
Colour, Size, And The Fabric
Yes, these minute details affect the kind of insolation your awning will provide, the dark colour will absorb the radiation from outside and channel it inside, whereas the cooler colours will reflect back the radiation while the opposite is true for winters. Now comes the biggest dilemma of what to choose, since both seasons come, the answer to this would be installing an awning that lets you change the fabric if that’s not possible go for a colour that is neither light nor dark. Regarding the size, first of all, think and decide where you want it and how many areas you would like to cover, possible conveniences and inconveniences you’ll face. Don’t forget to ensure the designs you want are available in that size or not. Thin fabrics cannot endure harsh weather conditions, and you do not want your furniture getting a bath if in case you would like to use the space, these could be a few considerations one could make for the fabric as no one wants the fabric to be easily rugged or damaged unless you magically discover a treasure.
Type And Style
House Awnings can be of various types, some of the common types are freestanding, retractable, or fixed. Now, this too depends upon the budget availability and endurance. Endurance as such in an area with continuous heavy rainfall it is wise to have the retractable one, as the force of the rain may for a long time affect the freestanding or fixed one. Whereas in an area with winds, one can go with the freestanding.
The style is somehow related to the interior of the house, exit locations and windows are considered to be the soul of the house, and the awnings decorate the soul, depending upon the type of look you want for your house, the fabric and style of the awnings can be decided.
Thus awnings serve so many purposes along with protection from the harsh environment.