Nature is nice, but it can be inconvenient at times. Sun, rain, and snow are a part of life in Ohio, and it can be a problem if you want to go outside. Besides helping homeowners with replacement windows and sunrooms, ABC Windows and More can improve the look and usefulness of a property by adding a retractable awning. Here are four reasons why you should get a retractable awning.
Protection from the Elements
A retractable awning is useful for people who want to spend time outside without having to withstand the elements. Few people are going to go outside if it means standing in the rain, freezing in the snow, or melting under the summer sun. Getting a retractable awning from ABC Windows and More is a cost-effective way for homeowners to protect themselves and guests when they want to go outside or have to wait at the door.
Make Your Patio More Useful
A retractable awning is an upgrade that can make your patio more useful and accessible. If you want to entertain guests on a patio, having an awning improves the look of the patio area as well as make it more comfortable. And by providing cover from sudden bouts of bad weather, an awning ensures sudden showers don’t ruin your patio plans. And since it’s retractable, you can even roll up the awning in situations where you want more sun, like on cool autumn days.
Reduce Energy Costs
By blocking sunlight from entering your home, awnings can be used to lower the utility bills of a home. A retractable awning reduces direct solar heat from the windows, which can save a lot of money on energy costs during the summer. And since retractable awnings can be easily closed, homeowners can close them during the winter so sunlight can help keep the house warm. When combined with energy-efficient windows from ABC Windows and More, retractable awnings can lead to significant energy savings for a homeowner.
Increase the Value of Your Property
Like other upgrades to your home, having a retractable awning installed will increase the value of your home on the market. The functional benefits of having an awning make a property with retractable awning more valuable than one without. Additionally, if you choose the right colors, a retractable awning can accentuate the patio area and make that area look more appealing. While it may not dramatically increase the selling price of a home or commercial property, having an awning will help you get the best deal and sell the property faster.
If you’re interested in getting a retractable awning for a home in the Toledo area, ABC Windows and more can help. Send us a message online to schedule an appointment for a free consultation on having a retractable awning installed on your building.