05 Mar 2018

Tips For Using Awnings To Give Windows An Attractive Look



Are you umming and ahhing over the decision of having awnings installed over your home’s windows, entry areas or outdoor alfresco areas? Perhaps you’ve heard that they will add significant curb appeal to your property and add resale value to your home – both of these things are true, and we’ve taken a closer look at why in the article below. We hope that the information provided will give you all the incentive you need to take the plunge and install them today.

How do awnings enhance curb appeal?

Along with shutters, they add character to what might otherwise be a bare exterior wall. Awnings can complement or even contrast with colours in your home’s façade (such as siding, brick, stone, timber and so on). They also come in a wide variety of styles, allowing you to find one that matches with your home’s existing design. Finally, they come in a wide array of shapes (from domed and concave to rounded and triangular) to meet your needs.

We understand that curb appeal is a difficult, as what appeals to one person may not necessarily appeal to another. Some people, for example, really dislike the appearance of awnings and will never install them on their home. We are, however, talking about the majority and what appeals to them. You are sure to be the envy of most people on the street if you take the plunge and have these useful window furnishings installed.

How do awnings increase property value?

Installing them over your windows can actually cut down on excess heat (by as much as 75%) from entering your home, allowing you to reduce your cooling costs by as much as 20%. Many potential buyers will consider the energy efficiency of their investment before making an offer. They also create more usable outdoor space, providing an area that is sheltered from the sun and rain either at the entry or in an alfresco area.

Finally, if you invest in durable awnings that are easy to maintain, you can rest assured that they will last a long time and continue to look as good as new. The heavy, sun-resistant fabrics that many manufacturers currently use will prevent your carefully chosen colours from fading with exposure. Many are also able to withstand water, snow, wind and the full gamut of Australia’s seasonal weather patterns without so much as a sigh.

But don’t forget the other benefits of installing awnings on your home! They can protect your home from exposure to ultraviolet rays, they can protect your furnishings from fading, they provide you with maximum light control and they come with a variety of operation options (both manual and motorised) for your convenience. With all these benefits and more just waiting for you to discover them, can you really afford not to consider awnings?

To ensure that your awnings are everything you wanted them to be and more, you need to be a little picky when it comes to your supplier. Choose someone with ample experience in the design, manufacture and installation of these window furnishings to ensure that they improve your home’s curb appeal and resale value in the exact way you expected. We can help you to find a supplier who will tick all these boxes and more – contact us today.