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Six Problems Homeowners Can Avoid With A Custom Awning

by Marc Cole

If your home and yard are constantly exposed to bright sunlight, it might be a good idea to invest in custom awnings for your home. You can avoid a lot of unpleasant problems with awnings around your windows and doors. The following are six problems homeowners can avoid with custom awnings. 

Paying high utility costs

When sunlight shines into your windows, it warms your interiors and makes it more difficult to keep them cool in the summertime. A custom awning can block this sunlight so that your interior temperature isn't as significantly impacted on sunny days. This can keep your utility costs down when you're using the AC in the summer months. 

Being exposed to harmful UV rays

UV rays can age your skin or cause sunburn if they're shining directly on you when you're sitting inside your home or outside in your yard. Custom awnings that shield you from the sun prevent UV rays from reaching your skin and causing issues like skin aging and sunburns that can increase your risk of skin cancer. 

Having furniture, carpeting, and window treatments that fade due to sunlight exposure

UV rays don't just age your skin. They can also prematurely age your home furnishings. Home furnishings like furniture upholstery, carpeting, and window treatments can start to fade rapidly if they are constantly exposed to direct sunlight because you don't have custom awnings. 

Having a home that looks boring on the exterior

Custom awnings don't only offer practical benefits like increased home efficiency. They also offer aesthetic benefits. Custom awnings over your windows can really improve the look of your home's exterior.

Awnings can make your home's exterior look more colorful, interesting, and luxurious. This can increase curb appeal and result in a higher resale value for your home. 

Dealing with uncomfortable home interiors

When sunlight shines through your windows, it can create discomfort due to excessive warmth. Sunlight shining through your windows can also create discomfort by causing glare on television and computer screens. With custom awnings, you can make it more comfortable to relax in your home and enjoy home entertainment. 

Being uncomfortable when outside in your yard

A custom awning can be an especially good idea if you enjoy spending time outside in your yard. A custom awning can allow you to stay cool while outside and keep the sun out of your eyes while you're enjoying your patio.  

Contact a retailer to learn more about custom awnings