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The Benefits of Interior Shading: How Awnings Improve Your Home

Posted on Thursday, January 13th, 2022 at 10:12 am.
Carroll Architectural Shade interior shading

Interior shading provided by home awnings can provide several benefits.

Curtains and blinds are no longer the only options you have for providing interior shading. These fixtures can be a hassle to clean and maintain, so you might be wondering if there is an effective alternative. Home awnings are an excellent solution for anyone looking to provide interior shading to their home with minimum hassle. You already know that awnings improve the appearance of your home exterior, but they also offer several benefits for your home interior. Keep reading to learn more about what these awnings can do for your home. 

Protection From UV Rays 

The interior shading provided by awnings can stop up to 99% of ultraviolet (UV) rays from entering your home. Natural sunlight produces UV rays, which are invisible to the naked eye. These rays can be dangerous in large doses. Your awnings block this light from entering your home so that you can enjoy natural light inside without any of the harmful side effects. 

Protection From Light Glare

If your home has large windows that receive substantial natural sunlight, they often can create a glare indoors. This harsh glare can disrupt your ability to see the screens of various devices and make sitting in certain areas uncomfortable because of the harsh sunlight in your eye-line. Interior shading provided by awnings removes that glare and doesn’t let the sun disrupt your daily activities. 

Keeps Interiors Beautiful 

Natural sunlight can have negative effects on your décor. Over time hardwood flooring, carpets, and even furniture can fade from longtime exposure to natural light. The shade provided by your awnings reduces the amount of sunlight exposed to your floors and furniture, which keeps them looking beautiful.

Saves Energy Expenses

Interior shading is especially helpful for reducing home electric costs. Your awnings can block the harshest natural sunlight and help reduce your home’s interior temperature by up to 20 degrees Fahrenheit on some days. By letting shade cool your home, you rely less on the use of air conditioning. 

Additional Privacy 

Homes situated in busy areas or in proximity to their neighbors may lack privacy from occasionally peering eyes. Your awnings can help prevent people from easily looking into your home, and with the shade they provide, they obscure the inside of your home. This extra privacy can help you feel just a little more comfortable in your home. 


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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