Spring is (nominally) here, and it’s time to start thinking of your summer home improvement projects! If you are looking for an improvement that will make your home more charming, add style, and still offer other functional benefits, consider adding an awning to your home. An awning will improve aesthetics, and will help you achieve your long-term functional objectives. Here are 3 benefits of adding an awning to your home.
What is an Awning?
You might picture an awning as a commercial building addition that provides shade for clients when they are dining outside. More than that, an awning is any type of fabric projection attached to the outside of a property and supported by the building. Awnings are supported by lightweight frames and a fabric cover is then attached to this frame.
1. Add a pop of color.
There are some aesthetic benefits to adding an awning to your home. Awnings have improved over time and the new weather-resistant fabrics are durable enough to withstand flames, wear and tear, and each of the weather elements.
Because you have the choice of thousands of different fabrics, you can add a pop of color to the exterior design of your home by selecting a modern fabric that blends cohesively with the color of your home.
You may not want to choose a bright colored exterior paint color for your home, but a benefit of adding an awning is that you can incorporate bright colors and add visual appeal without making your home too “loud”.
2. Complement the architectural design of your home.
Advances in manufacturing and architectural designs have made it possible to develop tons of different intriguing awning designs. The benefit is that new and modern awnings can incorporate shape that will compliment the architectural features of a property without requiring a huge investment.
By bending the frame of the awning to come up with a custom design that projects from the building, homeowners can create architectural designs that did not previously exist without tearing down walls or building new ones.
Awning systems are a great way to improve architectural aesthetics and add texture to your home so that it looks more charming and inviting.
3. Functional benefits of an awning.
Aside from adding shape and color, an awning can also save you money on your energy bills by reducing the amount of heat that is transferred into your home during the warmer months. Awnings also provide weather protection and make your exterior space more comfortable.
When deciding on a home improvement project, there is no need to break the bank. Skip projects that will only improve appearance and choose a something that will go beyond aesthetics and provide a real benefit to your home. By selecting a unique awning shape and the right fabric cover, you can transform the overall look of your home. The sky is the limit!
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Bobby Shannon is a freelance writer who focuses on home awnings, interior design, renovation & remodeling, real estate and other related matters.