Types of Awnings
With all the different types of awnings available, it can be confusing on which type will save you the most in energy cost. Our sun path diagram will show how the heat enters your windows. There are many ways awnings can keep you cool during the summer months, and with all the Sunbrella colors available, you can add curb appeal while saving money on energy cost.
House awnings over windows help keep your furniture inside from fading due to the harmful rays from the sun plus they will keep interior home temperatures cooler. There are many benefits to putting awnings up around your house. You can save on energy cost and protect your interior furnishings from fading from sun exposure. Retractable awnings can be raised on cooler days to let the sun in then easily lowered again without the hassle of removing your awnings.
With all the types of awnings available, you can keep your house cooler, provide shade around porches, decks and patios to keep you cool so you can enjoy the outdoors during the hot summer months. Awnings will also keep your patio furniture from fading and protect it from the rain as well.
South Facing Windows –Solar heat gain can be reduced by 65% on south facing windows. It is easy to protect south-facing windows with an awning without sides for all sunlight but the lowest winter sun. In hot climates, however, it might be best to make the awning wide enough or install awnings with sides to block the midday winter sun year round.
North Facing Windows- North-facing windows can be protected with awnings without sides too, since the only time the sun impinges on them is early in the morning or late in the afternoon in summer.
East & West Facing Windows- Solar Heat gain and glare from direct sun entry can be reduced as much as 77% by adding window awnings with sides to east and west facing windows on your home. In the middle of the morning and afternoon the sun can be low enough in the skies that in can come underneath of the awning if the awning does not have sides. Awnings with sides provide the best sun protection for east and west facing windows.