Best Home Improvement Projects Under $5,000April 5, 2016
Awnings are one of the most impactful home improvements you can make for an investment of $5,000 or less. They are so cost effective keeping your home cooler, keeping your furniture from fading, adding more outside living space and they also add style and curb appeal to your home.
Some people don’t think of the health benefit of a deck or patio awning. Our summer sun can get intense and that’s when you will need protection from the sun. Skin cancer is a concern to many and may keep some from enjoying their outdoor deck. An awning can provide protection, making your deck more usable for entertaining or just pure enjoyment.
An awning will also shield the deck in light rain making the space available on inclement weather days. Have you ever stepped out your door onto your deck and landed in a puddle of water from the rain? A retractable awning can retract just a foot or so to protect the entry door from weather most of the time so rain doesn’t splash up against the patio door. And what about grilling? It’s great to have the grill protected and usable in any weather.
A deck or patio awning can be retractable or stationary. Either way, they provide the perfect solution, making the deck more functional. In addition to all the practical uses of an awning, they are beautiful and add an element of style to your outdoor area. There are hundreds of fabric colors to choose from that can be coordinated with outdoor furniture, enhancing the look of your home and creating great curb appeal.