As summer kicks into high gear, it’s time for outdoor fun in the sun! Or, in our case, under the awning. Since this season also brings baking hot weather and sometimes sunburn, don’t let that keep you off your porches, patios, and decks. Rather than replacing your dusty, old umbrella, consider a better alternative. Over time, awnings can keep you cool and save you money on your energy bills. Take it from the KCCS Construction experts! We’ve worked with this addition for years and seen the benefits they bring to your indoor/outdoor living spaces firsthand. Explore the energy savings and lifestyle benefits that come with an awning for yourself!
Cut Air-Conditioning Costs
Awnings provide both indoor and outdoor heat reduction, cutting air-conditioning bills and making outdoor gatherings even better. According to a study by the American Society of Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers, about 20% of an air conditioner’s effort is caused by heat coming through the glass. About 50 to 70% of this heat can be reduced by placing an awning over large glass areas, like sliding doors or windows. That means major savings on air conditioning for you, every year.
And if you don’t have to run the air conditioner, that reduces electricity demand, making your home both cheaper to cool and better for the environment overall. Installing an awning with help from KCCS Construction not only brings you these long-term benefits, but also it saves you the sweat and effort of installation. KCCS has years of experience with professional awning installation and a hard-earned reputation for trustworthiness.
Fun Out of the Sun—and Under an Awning
Awnings are both cost-effective and environmentally-friendly—but there’s more. Getting an awning installed can improve your health and outdoor enjoyment greatly as well. An awning can decrease the temperature under it by up to 20 degrees. Imagine relaxing in cool 75-degree weather under your awning, instead of sweating in 95-degree weather with full sun. Awnings make your porch exponentially better for social gatherings or quiet relaxation. On top of that, fabric awnings block all UV rays and the vast majority of UVA and UVB rays. Decreasing risks for anything from sunburn to melanoma. No more wearing sunscreen just to sit on your own porch!
Awnings are great for the Earth and your energy bills. They combine the best of both worlds—larger coverage that can span an entire deck with an umbrella’s ease of use. They can even add value to your home. Whether you choose a fixed awning or a retractable one, fabric or metal, awnings are a big secret to saving money and having a fantastic outdoor life. KCCS Construction will even handle the work and stress of properly installing an awning for you! As a SunSetter licensed installer, KCCS Construction is trusted by the US’s largest awning manufacturer. And our hard work has won us rave reviews from our clients. Contact us today and we’ll be happy to show you why!