Fabric Awnings Can Equal Energy Savings
- Awnings can reduce a home's internal temperature by 8° to 15° F (5°C - 8°C)
- Solar radiation through glass is responsible for approximately 20% of the load on a 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 awning reduced 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.