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5 Benefits of Interior Shading Provided by Window Awnings

Posted on Thursday, June 23rd, 2022 at 9:40 am.
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Window awnings can provide abundant interior shading to keep your home cool and comfortable.

In the past, curtains and blinds were considered the best way to prevent excess sunlight and heat from pouring into your home. However, those implements can be a hassle: you have to clean off dust and eliminate musty odors from curtains. Fortunately, there is another option: awnings. When installing awnings over your windows, you can also benefit from interior shading that decreases indoor temperatures. This way, you don’t have to worry about blinds or curtains gathering dirt or showing signs of aging. New awnings can be a valuable tool for any homeowner looking to enjoy some interior shading. Learn more about the benefits of installing Carroll Architectural Shade window awnings. 

Protection From UV Rays 

Your window awnings provide shade over your windows and, in turn, stop up to 99% of ultraviolet (UV) rays from entering your home. Natural sunlight produces these UV rays, invisible to the naked eye but dangerous in large doses. Eliminating how much natural sunlight streams into your home limits your exposure to these rays. 

Protection From Light Glare

Large home windows let in significant amounts of natural sunlight, which can look beautiful but frequently create glares on several surfaces. In rooms like offices or living rooms, you will get light glare on your computer screens or TV screens, which makes them very difficult to look at or use until the light is gone. When you install window awnings, the awnings prevent direct sunlight from entering the room and so prevent light glare. However, you will still enjoy some light coming through and won’t have to deal with the complete darkness that comes when you have to close blinds or curtains. 

Keep Interior Furnishings Beautiful 

Natural sunlight can damage furniture, carpets, and hardwood floors. Over time and after consistent sun exposure, these materials can begin to fade. Install window awnings if you want to maintain the original beauty and bold color of your interior materials and furnishings. 

Save Money On Your Energy Bill 

Interior shading can significantly reduce your home’s energy costs. When natural light comes into your home, it increases the temperature and requires your air conditioning to work harder to keep your home comfortable. When you have interior shading, your home is naturally cooler, and your AC system doesn’t have to work as hard. 

If you install retractable awnings, you may close them during the winter to let in the sunlight and then take advantage of its natural warming properties. 

Increased Privacy 

If your home is situated in a visual area, like a downtown neighborhood, or close to your neighbors or sidewalk, you may feel that you lack some privacy from peering eyes. When you use window awnings, the shade they cast over your windows creates additional privacy for your interior spaces. It is much more difficult for people to see inside your home, but you don’t have to have your curtains or blinds closed at all times to enjoy this privacy. 


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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