We want so much more from our homes, but it costs money to make changes, and it costs money and time to build a new bedroom or hobby room. However, there is a cheaper and effective way to create more space in and around your home, and it comes in the shape of awnings. There are some reasons for wanting to improve your living conditions like the need for more privacy, or maybe you want more shade from the midday and afternoon sun. Perhaps you want to protect your home from the elements, or you want to make your home cooler in temperature. All of these can be obtained by installing awnings around your home.
There are many reasons why you should be looking at retractable arm awnings in Melbourne, and we will look at just some of them here today. The following are some of the reasons why retractable awnings are so useful.
Protection From The Sun
Doctors are now telling us that we should try to stay out of direct sunlight as it is bad for our skin. However, we do want to experience the heat, and the subsequent relaxation that follows and so retractable awnings allow us to enjoy the heat of the sun but not get hit directly by its waves. Retractable awnings allow us to create shade where there was no shade before and when we are finished enjoying the sun and all it has to offer us, we can retract the awning and pull it out later when we want it. It is so easy to do and only takes a moment.
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When the sun is shining, it is creating additional heat inside our homes. We want our homes to stay cool when its hot outside and retractable awnings provide excellent protection from the heat of the midday sun. Placing an awning over a window or door cuts down on heat entering, and so there is less need to fire up the air conditioner as often. Less use of the air conditioner means fewer electricity bills, and so money is saved. Over the Summer months, this can amount to a considerable saving. We are all trying to be more eco-friendly, and by installing a modern awning, your energy use will drop slightly.
More Living Space
We are always trying to create more areas to relax and have a bit of me time and awnings provide us with all of that and more. By installing a retractable awning, we can create a new space that was never there before. Suddenly by pulling out the awning, we have an area to cook, to relax, a new patio area. The opportunities to create new space all around the outside of your home are endless. A few transparent screens will make the terrace a room that can be used year round, and let’s face it; everyone could do with that extra space. With a little alteration, the terrace can be a great place for the winter months, and by using a portable space heater, you can enjoy those crisp winter mornings.
Ease Of Use
Retractable awnings is so easy to operate. You can get them with a manual mechanism that you turn, and the awning comes out, or you can get an awning with an electronic drive that comes out and goes back in with the touch of a button. It is that easy. Motorised solutions allow for effortless adjustment, and with rain, wind and sun sensors, you can make your home hi-tech.
Look into creating new spaces around your home today with the installation of a retractable awning. You will be very glad that you did.