Installing a custom-made balcony awning is a valuable investment whether you want to improve your home’s curb appeal, boost the value of your property or simply want a secure and attractive area for you and your family to enjoy. A balcony is one of the most often utilised aspects in any home; without suitable weather protection, your property can rapidly get worn out.
There are, fortunately, a variety of styles and materials of external awnings that provide shade and protection from rain, snow and the sun. With so many possibilities, finding something that fits both your style and your budget is easy.
Protect your family from the weather
Awnings provide excellent protection from the sun and rain for you and your family. They can block up to 90% of UV radiation, which is a great way to save money on electricity by keeping rooms cool in hot weather. Furthermore, they provide excellent protection against heavy rains that might otherwise create puddles on walkways or prevent outdoor activities completely.
Block harmful UV rays
Awnings are a useful addition to your property for preventing UV rays from entering your home. If you have a porch or patio that is completely exposed to the sun, this might be a wonderful way to protect your family from damaging UV rays throughout the day.
Maintain a neutral room temperature
Few people realise that outside window awnings can minimise heat gain in houses during the summer while also reducing heat loss during the winter. With a retractable awning, you’ll be able to manage the quantity of sunlight that enters your house through any window or door that gets direct sunshine. You can achieve this by either fully retracting your outdoor awnings when not in use or filtering out as much light as possible.
Reduce your energy costs
During the spring and summer months, when temperatures are at their highest, external window awnings can help you save up to 25% on your energy bills. Not only will you save money, but you will also be helping to save the environment by releasing less CO2 into the atmosphere by using air conditioning or fans more frequently inside your home.
Blocking the sun
While you sit down on your balcony to enjoy a wonderful meal or a cup of coffee, your custom folding arm awning is doing all the work to keep the blazing sun from cooking you. A reflective and light blocking material is used to protect you from the sun’s harmful UV rays, keeping your skin healthy and protecting whatever furniture or decorations are on your balcony.
KR Blinds, Awnings & Security has the perfect furnishings to meet your style and budget, whether you’re remodelling or building a new home. We’ll take care of everything for you, from design to installation of your window furnishing solutions. To schedule an obligation-free in-home design consultation, call KR Blinds Awnings & Security at (07) 5441 3233.