Wisconsin weather is unpredictable. From summer heat to sudden showers, it is difficult to enjoy the few months of sun we get. Joe Wilde Company awnings provide shade from sunlight and protect you from rain. Awnings installed over patios, porches, decks, windows, and doors have numerous benefits. Awning features vary, offering different price points, styles, and purposes. The level of customization is beyond compare – from commercial to residential use, color, design, ease of use, materials, and size. Let us walk you through the top 4 Advantages of Residential Awnings.
Advantages of Awnings
- Utility Cost Savings. Installing awnings over your doors and windows drastically lower your energy bill. By keeping your home’s interior temperature cooler, your air conditioner will require less effort to function. In turn, you will save up to 23% on your summer cooling costs. Awnings prevent unwanted sunlight and cold and moisture from penetrating windows or door panes. Ventilated awnings allow heat to escape, preventing it from becoming trapped around your home’s exterior.
- Increased Market Value. Awnings instantly increase three things – your usable living space, your home’s curb appeal, and your resale value. First impressions are important when selling a home. Prospective buyers are willing to pay more for a home with an appealing exterior. Additionally, they place a higher value on a home with a “bonus” living space. By covering your deck or patio with an awning, you create an outdoor space that is functional for entertaining. Energy-efficient homes also have a higher resale value than homes that are not.
- Water Damage Prevention. Awnings add significantly to the longevity of your house by creating a barrier from wind, rain, hail, sleet, and snow. Water seeps into your home through the foundation, gaps in siding, and through doors or windows that are not sealed well. In fact, if there is a way inside, water will find it. Awnings extend the eaves of your home, forcing water away from the foundation. Window and door awnings protect doors and casings and window frames and sills from water damage.
- Furnishing Protection. As homeowners, we spend a lot of money on our furnishings. Furniture, whether for your living room or patio, is expensive. Awnings provide UV ray protection, preventing deterioration and discoloration of furniture. If that wasn’t reason enough, awnings also shelter your interior flooring and patio or deck foundations from the elements.
Whether you want to add character to your exterior or enhance the existing architectural style, there is an awning for you! But, with so many awning options available, it’s important to talk to an expert. Joe Wilde Company will show you the range of styles available for your home. Based on your needs and budget, we will help you find the right match – at no cost to you. Contact a Joe Wilde Company professional to start soaking up the shade today!