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The Advantages That Come With Retractable Window Awnings

Posted on Thursday, June 10th, 2021 at 2:37 pm.
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Retractable window awnings can be open or closed depending on the weather.

Residential window treatments don’t need to be limited to the kinds that are installed inside of your home. Exterior window treatments can do a lot to boost the appearance of your home, as well as control the amount of heat and light that enters your property. Retractable window awnings, in particular, can be a great addition to many homes and help you create a more comfortable environment through every season. The primary benefits of these new awnings are reduced utility costs, improved curb appeal, protection, and comfort. 

Reduced Utility Costs

Many homeowners want to keep their homes cool on hot summer days without running the air conditioner on high 24 hours a day. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by blocking the heat from the sun before it can enter your home and raise the temperature. If your property doesn’t have natural shade, that may mean that your home receives direct sunlight for many hours of the day. 

Retractable window awnings can be extended on those sunny days to provide instant shade. This shade can reduce solar heat gain by as much as 77% and reduce your dependency on air conditioning. When cloudy days or cooler seasons come around, you can retract the awnings to let the sun heat your home naturally.  

Increased Curb Appeal

Window awnings can be a great, relatively simple way to improve your home’s exterior appearance. Awnings are available in a wide range of colors, materials, and styles, so you can easily find or design an awning with Carroll Architectural Shade that suits your existing home design. 

Protection For Your Belongings

A room that receives too much direct sunlight can be very uncomfortable to be in. The sunlight can increase the room’s heat and cause awkward glares on TV screens and computer monitors. The UV rays in sunlight can additionally cause carpeting, furniture, and pictures to fade over time. Your window awnings help block direct sunlight from entering your home, which means your belongings will remain protected longer. 

More Fresh Air and Home Comfort

Window awnings enable you to open your windows when you may otherwise be unable to. For instance, you may want to open your windows during a cool summer rainfall. When your awnings are open, they will direct rain away from your window, which allows you to open up the window to let in some fresh air without letting water inside. On other occasions, the awnings may prevent leaves or other outdoor elements from entering your home. 

By installing retractable window awnings, you are providing your home with easy and versatile accessories that can quickly increase your home’s comfort and style. 


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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