We are used to seeing window awnings at the front of stores in our local areas as well as our favourite restaurants and coffee shops. It is strange then that we don’t see them often enough around homes the length and breadth of the country. We are constantly complaining that we don’t have enough room and that we would like more space to entertain and enjoy the outdoors and everything nature has to offer. The answer has been staring us right in the face for many years now, and yet not very many people have taken the opportunity to install awnings around our homes.

As the temperatures rise year-on-year, it has never been more important to keep ourselves and our homes cool, so you should consider an awning window as a viable and affordable option. Not only will it help to keep out the heat but it can control the amount of light that comes into a room and it keeps the rain away from your window frames as well. No planning permission is required to install a window awning, and it can be installed in a very short space of time.

The following are just some of the many reasons why you should install window awnings around your home this year.


They Make Your Home Look Better – The thing to remember is that awnings come in many different colours and materials, so there is bound to be one that suits your particular needs and tastes. Putting them over your windows not only provides you with shade from the Sun and rain but it also improves upon your property’s curb-side appeal. They are also an excellent addition for someone who is hoping to sell their property quickly and easily.

They Help with Energy Efficiency – It seems that our electric bills are going up every single year because we tend to use our air conditioners more and so our electricity bills rise as a direct consequence. The beauty about installing an awning over your window is that it helps to keep the heat on the outside where it belongs and so your air conditioning doesn’t have to work as hard to keep the inside of your home cooler.


They Protect Your Furniture – Many people complain that harmful UV rays actually damage their carpets, the furniture and particularly their favourite sofa. Many Australians end up spending money earlier than they thought because the sun is damaging these essential items within our homes. Putting up some awnings around the property stops the sunlight from entering our homes in the first place and so it is an effective solution to protecting everything that you own inside.

As was touched on briefly before, we would all like to have a little bit more outside space to sit and relax and to entertain guests. Once again, awnings come to the rescue because it provides us with a cover under which we can entertain friends and family.

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