Retractable awnings allow you to control when and how much sunlight enters your home. The shade provided by a retractable awning reduces the temperature by twenty degrees compared to uncovered areas. Covering your windows during the hottest part of the day in the summer reduces the need for constant air conditioning. This saves money on electricity costs as well as wear and tear on air conditioning units. Retracting the awning on colder days allows the sun to warm your home, thus reducing heating costs. Keeping them retracted also allows natural light in, reducing your need for electric lighting.
When retracted, the awnings stay secure in wind and rainy conditions. Awnings are constructed with durable and weather resistant fabric, such as Sunbrella.
Patio furniture is made to be weather resistant, but in the hot Houston sun colors fade and materials degrade at a faster rate when they go unprotected. Retractable awnings can provide shelter for your outdoor furniture as well as add to the beauty of your patio area. The shade provided can give your outdoor plants and pets a break from the heat as well.
Retractable awnings are a great investment when it comes to the value of your home, especially if you are planning on selling it. Any real estate agent will tell you, a bare patio is transformed into useable square footage for dining, relaxing and entertaining by installing retractable awnings. They are a practical, economic, and attractive home improvement that increases both the potential buyers’ interests, as well as the asking price of your property.
Retractable awnings allow you to lower your utility costs, protect your windows and furnishings, and add useable square footage to your home. With the savings and added property value combined, retractable awnings more than pay for themselves. Not only will your home look and feel better, so will your wallet. One thing that is very important to remember is there are quite a few retractable awning companies out there that are selling cheap retractables that are comprised of components manufactured in China and Mexico, and yes they are cheaper, but will not last very long. A really bad investment, that usually leaves the homeowner with deep regret. Unfortunately, these junk awnings are a bad reflection on our industry. But the good news is there are also many reputable manufacturers out there too, just do your homework.
Our estimates are free. During your free consultation, your home is assessed and measured. All awnings are custom fit and installed by trained professionals. Homes of all sizes can benefit from the addition of a quality retractable awning from Excel Awning and Shade.