Interestingly, awnings started being used in ancient Egyptian times. Awnings started to become less popular once air conditioning started to become the standard in most homes. With energy costs constantly on the rise, many people are looking for ways to save money by making some simple changes, which is one of the reasons awnings on the Sunshine Coast have made a huge comeback. Along with the added benefit of saving money on energy, you will also be adding some beauty and value to your Sunshine Coast home.
Savings and benefits of awnings
You’ll be happy to know that studies have shown that awnings can help save up to 50% on cooling costs. Awnings and Outdoor Blinds work with your air conditioner by keeping your home cooler, thus reducing the need to use additional energy. Many people have realised that installing awnings or shades is more of an eco-friendly way of staying cool.
Additionally, window awnings on your Sunshine Coast home protect your furnishings, carpets and hardwood floors from getting damaged by the sun. They come in attractive designs and colours to help create a beautiful outdoor living space that will be great for entertaining friends and family during the hot summer months.
Different kinds of awnings
As mentioned earlier, awnings come in many different colours and designs, and if purchasing from a reputable supplier, will always be custom made to fit the area needed for your home.
Window and patio awnings typically come in contemporary and traditional styles. Traditional window awnings have sides that can provide more sun protection. Spear awnings usually look best on more modern homes. Drop arm awnings for windows can either roll up on a roller tube or they can be motorized as well. Motorised awnings are an easy way to retract your awning, and are not as expensive as they used to be.
Shopping for the Right Awnings
While buying awnings online and installing them yourself can potentially save you some money, it isn’t necessarily recommended. Awnings need to be measured very accurately, with many things considered at the time of ordering. If something is not right it is not easy to send the awning back or prove if something is not right. There are many cheap awnings in the market that are cheap for a reason. The quality is simply not there. Think of this as an investment in your home and consider spending a bit more to get something that will last a long time. If you are looking for a quality awning, that is locally made and supplied, we can certainly assist you. Click here if you would like to see the range of quality awnings supplied by BSA Direct.
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