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Why Home Window Awnings Are Worth It

Posted on Thursday, December 22nd, 2022 at 9:20 am.
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Home window awnings are always worth installing, especially when you work with a trusted team of designers.

Window awnings are an effective way to instantly upgrade your home’s curb appeal while gaining some valuable practical benefits. However, adding window awnings is a decision you should never take lightly. Don’t settle for premade awnings; instead, work with Carroll Architectural Shade to create original awnings designed to suit your home design. When installing home window awnings, you will also want to consider how the placement of these awnings can influence factors like your energy use. If you are still wondering whether home window awnings are worth it, read on to discover their excellent aesthetic, practical, and cost-saving benefits. 

The Aesthetic Value of Window Awnings 

When you select the best awnings, they look excellent on the side of your house. You can find awnings in all shapes and sizes. You can select domed awnings or flat awnings, as well as fabric versus metal awnings. When you select fabric awnings, you can design your awning material to feature a range of stylish colors and patterns to pair well with your home design. 

Enjoy the Practical Value of Home Window Awnings

Window awnings aren’t worth installing for their looks alone. They can also offer your home practical value. Your home is better protected from the elements when using window awnings. This means protecting the interior and sides of your home from heavy rainfall as well as intense direct sunlight. 

This prevents rain and outdoor debris from entering your home and limits the amount of UV rays that enter your home. This, in turn, cools down your home naturally, which helps you save on your air conditioning expenses in summer. 

How Effective Window Awnings Are at Cooling Your Home

Because window awnings reduce the amount of direct sunlight that enters your windows, they help cool down your home. In fact, some data shows that window awnings can reduce heat from sunlight by as much as 65% when placed on windows that face the southern direction. When placed on windows facing west, awnings can reduce the sunlight by 77%. 

By reducing the sunlight that enters and heats up your home, awnings can reduce the temperature in your house by as much as 15-20 degrees. When your interior is naturally cool, you won’t need to rely on air conditioning that runs all day long and increases your utility bill. 

If you are ready to create a more stylish and comfortable home, start designing your window awnings with Carroll Architectural Shade today.


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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