G&S Contracting, Inc. > Construction & Remodeling Blog > Benefits of Shading Your Home with Window Awnings

Window AwningsIf you have a home that has a lot of windows that get constant exposure to the sun, you probably have noticed a number of consequences. From having a hotter house in general to seeing some types of possessions fade from exposure to UV rays, the negative results are significant enough for clever inventors to develop ways to keep sun out of houses. Your possessions and you will be safer when you invest in some shade. In this post, we give you the benefits of controlling the UV rays coming into your home with window awnings.

When you shade windows with window awnings, you can expect a variety of short and long-term benefits. UV rays are harmful to people, as well as items like:

  • Carpet and tapestries
  • Books and paper
  • Wallpaper
  • Paintings and photographs
  • Sofas and other furnishings

Lots of pigments are sensitive to sunlight and will gradually fade. As an experiment, look at a spot underneath a picture frame or underneath your furniture. Often, paint, wallpaper, and carpet will be more vibrant where it’s been shaded from sunlight coming through windows. If you have valuable items like rare books or paintings, keeping them out of the sunlight can ensure that they don’t lose value.

There are numerous benefits of window awnings. They are attached outdoors, so you don’t need to worry about them fitting in the rooms of your home. They can be custom ordered, so you get the design and color of your choice. They are weatherproof and water resistant, and we’ve seen them outlast many other home accessories. These are a great choice to make your home cooler and to keep your belongings in better shape as they age. For more information about window awnings, contact us today at G&S Contracting, Inc.