* Awnings can reduce a homes internal temperature by 8 to 10 degrees F. * Solar radiation through glass is responsible for approximately 20% of the load of the residential air conditioner. * On a hot day, more energy is lost through one square foot of glass than through an entire insulated wall. * A fabric reduces heat gain by 55% to 65% during the period of the day when the sun shines directly on southern facing windows, and 72% to 77% for western exposures.
We installed two retractable shades about a month ago and the customer asked us to come back out to install a retractable awning. He is very happy..........
This is indeed one of the most challenging awning installation we have ever done, due to the 20' height and limited workspace. Most installs take an hour to an hour and a half. This one ended up taking 10 hours due to one complication after another. Like they say patience is virtue, obviously this made us quite virtuous.
Ron Eberhart Co-Owner of Excel Awning and Shade