Awnings: A Cool Way to Keep Protected – On the House

Awnings: A Cool Way to Keep Protected

By on February 14, 2014

Even though the Sun is 93-million miles away, its rays are a powerful force — coming to Earth at 186,000 miles a second. Its heat, light and destructive ultra-violet rays wreak havoc on everything they touch, from humans and plants, to animals and your house. The latter, sitting exposed day after day, takes a serious beating.

Exterior surfaces bake and peel, windows allow in hot sunlight and ultra-violet rays cause fabrics to fade. For many homeowners, in all climates, awning kits are an answer.

Shaded windows, walls and patios block 60 percent of heat and almost all damaging sunlight. Cooling bills will be lower and inside fabrics will last longer. DIY kits are reasonably priced and easy to install. New models offer maximum shade control, super fabrics and retractable options that allow you to tell Mr. Sun who’s boss.

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