In the third and final part of our ‘Overheating and your home’ series, we explore the effectiveness of Awnings for a great look and effect for your outdoor spaces, as well as offering cooling possibilities for your interiors.
When looking to keep outdoor areas cool without high energy costs, the addition of an awning is the perfect choice for your home. The resulting shade and shelter from direct sunlight typically offers 95% UV blockage, delivering a cooling effect to the indoor room adjacent to where the awning is positioned, benefitting both interiors and exteriors.
Solar rays can increase temperatures in a home by up to 20% and so having any window coverage, interior or exterior, can have a significant impact on reducing these temperatures. Studies have shown that utilising a retractable awning can reduce solar heat by up to 77% so this simple installation can drastically reduce dependency on air conditioning units or fans, reducing both energy costs and carbon footprints. If you still feel the need to utilise these energy dependent units, your awning will work in conjunction with them by refracting the cool air back through rather than instantly being lost outdoors.