ECO FRIENDLY AWNINGS
Sunbrella® fabric offers cool comfort and excellent protection from harmful UV rays on the sunniest of days. In fact, Sunbrella fabrics have been proven to provide up to 98 percent protection from the sun's harmful effects when used in shade applications. After passing rigorous testing, Sunbrella fabrics earned the "Seal of Recommendation" by the Skin Cancer Foundation, the only global organization concerned exclusively with cancer of the skin. As a result, you know that you and your family can enjoy the outdoors while being safe from the sun.
Extend Your Living Space
Let your indoor party expand to the outdoors. Encourage the kids to play outside in the shade. Enjoy lunch on your deck in August. All are possible when you have an awning with Sunbrella® fabric. And if you want to have the heat of the sun in the winter but have the comfort of shade in the summer, then add a Somfy® motor. Just push a button, and you'll have all the protection you need to cover a room-sized patio or deck in less than 90 seconds. You control whether to enjoy an open-air feeling or shading and privacy with your family and friends. From moment to moment, it's up to you. Installing an awning is like making a low-cost room addition while also adding value to your home.
Save On Energy Costs
With an awning, you'll reap benefits inside your home, too. An awning will keep your energy costs down by blocking the sun's heat in warmer months. The American Society of Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers shows that an awning can reduce heat gain by 55 to 65 percent on southern-facing windows and 72 to 77 percent on western exposures. Plus, you can enjoy the beauty of the outdoors since you won't have to close blinds or draw your draperies. And, with a retractable awning, you can retract your awning during cooler months to let the heat of the sun enter, allowing nature to contribute to the warmth of your home. Spring, summer, winter and fall, your awning will serve you indoors and out.
-Taken from ‘Beautiful Outdoor Spaces’ brochure by Sunbrella®
PAMA Energy Study:
Impact on Energy Use of Awnings
Sweeping 50-city study proves awnings are a smart retrofit to reduce home energy consumption
Save money through reduced cooling bills
Increase comfort by reducing home’s internal temperature
Potentially reduce size of and mechanical wear on the home AC unit