Year-Round Savings, Thanks To Awnings

Year-Round Savings, Thanks To Awnings

Tired of your windows bringing in the sizzling heat during those hot summer months? Your bank account will thank you for this cool tip that will lower your AC bill: building an awning right over windows can really diminish how much heat your house absorbs.

Instead of building one overall awning that covers a lot of area, putting an awning directly over your windows brings you way more protection. You can also add an element of style when adding awnings to the windows that get the most sunlight.

According to Miki Cook and Doug Garrett in the book Green Home Building: Money-Saving Strategies for an Affordable, Healthy, High-Performance Home, awning companies have a special math formula that can help you maximize the amount of protection from the sun you get.

By projecting where the sun will hit your window at various times of the year, awning designers can directly control when the window will absorb sunlight. That’s right—awnings will even benefit you in the winter by allowing the sun’s heat to hit the window when you need it the most. Therefore, you can save on your AC bill in the summer and your heating bill in the winter. Talk about a win-win situation!

And it doesn’t hurt that awnings over your doors and windows can actually minimize the amount of damage your house takes during major weather events. If it begins to storm heavily, awnings will direct the rain away from your windows and doors.

To learn more about how your home can benefit from these energy and money-saving strategies, give us a call at (818) 768-1502.

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