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4 Benefits of a Residential Patio Awning

Posted on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 at 11:31 am.
benefits of a residential patio awning

A residential patio awning from Carroll Architectural Shade can provide your home with much-needed shade.

If you are eager to spend more time outdoors, perhaps dining or lounging in your backyard, but the heat and intense sun are too much for you, a residential patio awning may be your solution. Residential awnings from Carroll Architectural Shade can come in several different sizes to suit your home design and can be retractable to give you flexibility. On cloudy days, you can pull the awning back. Then, on those hot, sunny afternoons, you can pull the awning forward to give yourself some much-needed shade. But a residential patio awning can do even more than provide a cool shaded area. Read on to learn how your new awning can not only increase your enjoyment of your home but protect furniture and increase your energy efficiency. 

Expanded Outdoor Space

In these warm summer months, your patio can become an extension of your living space. On long, sunshine-filled summer days, you will likely want to enjoy a meal outdoors, play with kids or pets, or lounge by a swimming pool. These activities can quickly become unenjoyable on scorching days. Additionally, you may not want to be exposed to such intense sun for long periods of time. Fortunately, installing a residential patio awning that covers your outdoor living space will protect you from the heat and the sun. This makes outdoor activities infinitely more enjoyable. 

Minimized UV Damage

UV damage can be so subtle you may not notice it. However, the sun’s UV rays can fade flooring, wallpaper, and fabrics after continued exposure. By installing a patio awning, you can protect any beautiful lawn furniture you have and any indoor furnishings or surfaces on which the sunlight has been shining strongly through your windows. 

Enhanced Energy Efficiency

Are your energy bills a bit too high? Or perhaps you have noticed particular rooms in your house becoming uncomfortably warm during the day? A residential patio awning can address both of these problems by shielding your windows from direct sunlight. This means that less heat is transferred into your home, so you require less cooling power. Adding a retractable awning can help you let that sunshine back inside during the winter months. 

Increased Home Appearance

A well-designed patio awning from Carroll Architectural Shade can instantly enhance the architecture and appearance of your home. The addition of a residential patio awning will make your backyard immediately inviting and charming. Your family and friends will want to enjoy many long summer evenings out underneath the cooling shade of your new awning. 


Through our combined locations in Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., Carroll Architectural Shade provides innovative craftsmanship, superb service, competitive pricing, and unfailing attention to detail for customers throughout Maryland and Virginia.

Our highly skilled craftsmen design and custom manufacture shade products in house, including commercial awnings, residential awnings, retractable awnings, roll up curtains, aluminum awnings, and flat metal canopies. Founded in 1958 by James Carroll Sr., and still family-owned by his sons today, Carroll Architectural Shade remains committed to delivering top quality craftsmanship and service.

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