Posted on: 11 June 2021Share
When you are in your backyard enjoying the company of your family and/or friends, the last thing that you want to have to deal with is being rained on or getting burnt by the sun. Luckily, there is a way to prevent either one of these things from happening. All you need is a retractable awning. There are numerous benefits to having a retractable awning installed, and here are just a few of them.
Lower Utility Bills
Awnings help to reduce the amount of direct sunlight, and as a result, they help to reduce your utility bills each month. The awnings do this by minimizing the load that is placed on your air conditioning system during the summer because of the shade that the awning can offer the unit, increasing its efficiency.
Protect Furniture and Flooring
Installing a retractable awning can help protect both the interior and exterior space from the elements, which can help extend the life of your outdoor furniture by keeping it from being directly exposed to sun, rainfall, and snow that can result in discoloration and deterioration. In addition, awnings can help prevent harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun from entering your windows and damaging your interior flooring and furniture.
Reduce the Surface Temperature of the Patio or Deck
Decks made out of composite materials can reach temperatures significantly hotter than the air outside. This makes it very hard to walk on these surfaces with bare feet, which is something that you like to do during the summertime. With an awning installed over your outdoor space, you won't have to worry about the surface temperature being so hot that you can't walk on it. The same is true of your pets. This will ensure that you can enjoy it to its fullest potential.
Reduce the Air Temperature of the Patio or Deck
Aside from the surface temperature of the patio or deck being reduced, a retractable awning can also help to reduce the air temperature of the space. This will make everyone much more comfortable as they enjoy spending time outdoors because they will not have the rain or sun beating down on them while outside.
Warm the House During the Winter
While the awning will reduce your energy costs during the summer, the same can be said during the winter. In addition, during the winter, the awning will not be open as often as it is during the winter, which will allow more sunlight to enter the windows. As a result, the temperature inside of the home will increase and reduce the strain on your heating system.
If you would like to learn more about retractable awnings, contact a supplier or contractor near you.