Is your porch, patio or outdoor space too sunny? Do you need a little shade? Here’s a simple solution – a retractable awning.
You can transform your outdoor space into a relaxing and enjoyable space ultimately creating a new room that extends your enjoyment during inclement weather. It’s amazing the innovations that have occurred with awnings. Now-a-days retractable awnings come with the option of a motor and sensors to detect sun or wind, making your outdoor living space accessible in an instant. Wondering if your awning can save on energy consumption; worry no more. Fabric awnings reduce energy consumption and Sunbrella fabrics stick out as the leader with choice, quality and environmentally friendly. Sunbrella, a leader in the fabric industry, quotes a study by the University of Minnesota illustrated that awnings made of fabric reduce home cooling energy consumption by 10% to 60% and peak cooling loads by as much as 40%, depending on geographic location. Cooling requires less energy because the awning’s shade prevents the sun’s heat from entering the home through windows.
Lastly you might be thinking about the fabric choices. Sunbrella has hundreds of fabric choices for your retractable awning, everything from solids to stripes to complement your home. Wondering why I’m talking about Sunbrella, take a moment to visit the Sunbrella website and read about their care for the environment. They’ve been around for over 50 years and doing a lot of good.