Choosing the Right Awning for Your Home

TriumphMainPicHow can you get more from your outdoor living space? With awnings! Awnings serve both a decorative and functional purpose. They can add style and color to your deck and patio while also providing shade to make entertaining outside more comfortable and enjoyable. Here are some things to consider when choosing an awning:

  • Location
  • Function and operation
  • Fabric and colors
  • Style
  • Awning Locations

While decks and patios may be the first place you think of for awnings, they also work well over doors and windows. Providing protection from the elements, door and window awnings can safeguard your interior from the sun’s damaging rays. On the deck or patio, awnings not only provide shade and cooler temperatures, they also protect your outdoor furniture from weather damage. Awnings over windows can dramatically decrease your cooling costs in the summer, an added benefit. Some sources say that your overall heat reduction during the summer months can be as much as 65% for south-facing windows and 77% for eastern and western-facing windows.

Awning Operation

Retractable awnings are great for decks and patios because you can extend them when you need them, and easily retract them when you don’t. This allows you to control the sun and shade depending on the temperatures outside. Fixed or stationary awnings work well for windows and doors. Motorized awnings put shade protection at your fingertips, literally! With innovative automated options, you can extend and retract your awnings with a touch of a button from either inside or outside your home.

Awning Materials & Colors

At Window Products, we offer the highest quality awning materials and a wide variety of colors. Awnings made from popular Sunbrella fabrics can help you extend your interior design colors and themes to your outside deck and patio. Typically, lighter colors trap less heat and reflect direct sunlight, providing a more comfortable outdoor environment.

Awning Styles in Fairfield County Connecticut

We can help you choose the awning style that meets your needs. Our awning specialists will consider not only your aesthetic preferences, but also functional issues such as drainage, ventilation, weight requirements, and more. Here are some general awning style options:

  • Traditional straight-edges awnings with either open or closed sides
  • Dome-style
  • Waterfall
  • Semi-circular– this is more common for entryways.

While there’s a lot to consider when choosing the right awning for your home, don’t worry. We can help! At Window Products, we’ve been serving Connecticut since 1994. We offer a wide range of screen shades and a full line of Hunter Douglas window fashions, as well as a wide variety of awnings and shades. Contact us for more details.

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