Installing awnings on your house can actually help increase the value of your home. Here are just four reasons to consider installing awnings on your home today.
1. Awnings Add Curb Appeal
An undressed window on the inside of your house would cry out for draperies, blinds or shades. On the exterior of your home, windows need to be dressed as well, in order not to make your home appear cold and unwelcoming. Awnings add curb appeal to your house in the same way that window dressings on the inside of your home add warmth and decorative value. When any visitor comes up to your home, the awnings communicate that you care enough about your house to add curb appeal and esthetic value.
Choose awnings that compliment the exterior paint colors of your home. Many awning supply companies will have sample fabrics that you can bring home to compare shades.
2. Awnings Lower Energy Bills
If the sun is beating down on your windows all day long, you'll need to spend more money to keep your house cool in the summer months. Instead, install awnings to lower energy bills naturally. When installing awnings for energy savings, consider what direction your house faces, and which side gets the most sun. Awnings add shade and block the sun, reducing heat buildup. When your home is cooler, you'll spend less money on running your air conditioning. Many home buyers ask to look at energy bills before buying a new house. Your lower bills will add perceived value to your house.
3. Awnings Add Living Space
A patio awning can help you and your family to appreciate the outdoors. Being able to sit outside in the shade instead of in the blazing hot sun will make it seem like you have added outdoor living space. Adding a patio awning to your house can do just that. Patio awnings make it comfortable for you and your guests to enjoy being outside without constantly having to raise, lower and adjust your patio umbrella to keep up with the sun.
Before installing your awnings, ensure that they don't obstruct the view when people are seated on your patio or balcony.
4. Awnings Show You Care
Since awnings are optional, the addition of awnings on your house shows that you are a homeowner who cares about your property. This indicates to potential buyers that you are likely a homeowner who maintains other aspects of the structure, like taking care of the heating and air conditioning systems, the plumbing, etc. This may make the home more attractive to potential buyers.
For more information about awnings, contact Sunrise Shading or a similar company.