The Benefits of Installing Window Awnings on Your Property

If you have just had new windows installed, you may be considering installing window awnings. Window awnings provide a wide range of features. Below is a guide to some of the benefits of investing in window awnings.

Window awnings offer protection from the sun and rain

An awning can help to keep your windows in the shade. During the heat of an Australian summer, installing an awning can help to keep your home cool. As well as protecting your home from the heat of the sun, a window awning can also help you to cut your energy bill as you will spend a lot less air conditioning your home during the warmer months. By blocking sunlight from directly entering your home, a window awning can also help to prevent your treasured furniture and wallpaper from fading, prolonging its life. A window awning will also allow you to keep your windows open on rainy days by preventing water from hitting the window during a shower.

Window awnings are easy to clean

Window awnings are easy to clean and maintain. For most materials all you need to do is scrub them using warm soapy water and then rinse them with a hose pipe. You should then leave the awning fully extended so that it can dry before you return it to a closed position. If you fail to do this, the awning may become mouldy.

Window awnings are easy to operate

Whether they are retractable or fixed, window awnings are easy to operate and control. On a cold day, you may wish to retract a mobile awning to allow sunlight to enter the window and warm your home while on very hot days you may wish to extend them fully to shelter your home from the rays of the sun. A retractable awning can either be manually operated or controlled using an electronic remote control. Even if your awning is fixed, it can be unscrewed from the wall and stored in a shed or garage when it isn't needed.

Window awnings are available in a wide range of styles and materials

Window awnings are manufactured using a wide range of different materials, such as canvas, wood and fibreglass. This means you can match your window awnings perfectly with the rest of your property. If you are choosing a window awning for commercial premises, you could also have the name of your business added to the awning.

If you have any questions about window awnings, contact a company like IQ Shutters Pty Ltd.