Realtor Magazine sums up the value of new awnings: “Far from being simply sentimental ornamentation or a remembrance of days past, when done correctly, awnings can boost energy savings, increase creature comforts, and invest in historical character.”
Back in the day, many homes and businesses in Falls Church VA had awnings – this was mostly due to the lack of air conditioning. Today, we’re seeing more homes in historic towns – like Falls Church VA – going back to their use of awnings. And why not? Awnings add so much to a home.
Homeowners with awnings find that their homes are 15-20 degrees cooler, which really keeps the electric bills down. According to experts at the Department of Energy, awnings can reduce heat gain by up to 65 percent when the sun shines directly on southern facing windows, and up to 77 percent for western facing windows.
Expands Useable Space
Awnings over outside deck and patio areas increase the amount of useable space around your home. Awnings provide an easy transition from inside your home to out, and allow you to spend more time outdoors, keeping you cool, out of the rain, and allowing you and yours to enjoy your deck or patio in comfort.
Addressing looks, beautiful awnings have been called “Jewelry for your home.” Regardless of whether your live in a historic home – or have a newer home – awnings call attention to your doors and windows, and dress up the design of your home. Awnings also keep things beautiful on the inside of your home, by preventing the sun’s strong rays from bleaching out your drapes, furniture, carpets, and flooring.
About Older Awnings
If your older awnings are old and weathered with rusting metal or faded fabric, these should be replaced before you put your home on the market. They will affect your home’s curb appeal, and turn off buyers.
Are you looking to install an awning onto your Falls Church VA home, but unsure of which type or brand to go with? You can beat the elements and transform your outdoor space into a shaded retreat with a SunSetter awning. At Carter Fence, we sell and install motorized retractable awnings from SunSetter that offer outstanding protection from the hot sun, passing showers, and UV rays.
Schedule a free consultation for your SunSetter awning installation in Northern Virginia today by contacting us online or by calling Carter Fence at 703-255-0824.