10 Stunning Benefits of Installing Canopy Awnings on Your Doors and Windows

Window door canopy awnings add a great deal of value and curb appeal to your home while also helping you better manage and even lower your carbon footprint. If you’re interested in making your home more energy efficient and saving money on your monthly energy bills, then awnings are a great aesthetic and practical choice for your needs.

Now you can enhance the look of your home and get more enjoyment out of your outdoor space during the spring, summer, and fall seasons and enhance your home’s temperature and sunlight control all year-round. Custom-fitted to match the aesthetic and architectural design of your home, state-of-the-art awnings are available in a variety of colours, patterns, and configurations to suit your style preferences. Choose from a variety of designs including retractable awnings, door awnings, window awnings, canopies, metal awnings, and deck awnings. Whatever your taste entails, there’s an awning designed to suit every preference and requirement.

Here are the top 10 benefits of installing window and door canopy awnings using polycarbonate roofing panels.

1. Spend More Time in the Backyard

Rain or shine, awnings allow you and your family to spend more quality time together in your backyard. Whether you’re sharing a meal, doing some gardening, engaging in outdoor playtime with the kids, or simply enjoying some time outside, awnings are a great addition to your home. They provide you with cooling shade on hot, sunny days and protect you against a light drizzle when it rains, so that you can still get the most out of your backyard.

2. Block Harmful UV Rays

Window or door canopy awnings can block up to 98% of harmful UV rays from the sun from entering your home during the intensely hot summer months. Protect your family, your furniture, and the interior of your home from overheating due to excessive sun exposure. On a related note, custom retractable awnings also help your home’s cooling system run more efficiently than curtains, drapes, or blinds do in the summer by preventing too much heat from getting in.

3. Awnings Contribute to a More Energy Efficient Home

Awnings improve the energy efficiency of your home by providing shade when you need it and retracting back into the home base when you don’t. They provide year-round UV protection from the sun and help you maintain a more energy-efficient and temperature controlled environment throughout your living space.

4. Reduce Your Energy Costs

An excessive amount of sunlight entering your home during the summer months can counteract the effects of your home’s cooling system, forcing your air conditioner unit to work much harder than it should to keep your home cool. Ultimately, forcing your air conditioner to go into overdrive will also drive up your energy bills. Installing a retractable awning that’s attached to polycarbonate roofing panels can help reduce the amount of sunlight that enters your home while still allowing some natural light to get in. This will in turn help you conserve more energy and lower your costs.

5. Protect Delicate Shade-Loving Plants

Despite what you might think, not all plants love an abundance of sunlight. In fact, many plants fare much better in the shade where they’re exposed to minimal or no sunlight whatsoever. Awnings protect your more sensitive or delicate indoor and outdoor plants from excessive exposure to elements like strong winds, rain, and sunshine. This gives you more control to administer proper plant care.

6. Prevent Furniture, Rugs, and Fixtures from Sun Damage

As much as sunlight is missed during the winter months, it can get a pretty bad rap during the summertime. While some natural lighting is definitely a much needed reprieve from the dreary and cold winter weather, too much sunlight can do a lot of damage to your home’s interior. Over time, excessive sun exposure can cause furniture, rugs, flooring and other fixtures throughout your home to fade, making them look dated and worse for wear. By providing just the right amount of shade and sun protection when you need it, awnings can help you strike a good balance between getting too much sun inside your home and none at all.

7. Protect Your Outdoor Space

Depending on the size and layout of your backyard deck, you may require a little extra protection from the elements. Canopies act as an extension of attached awnings. They offer a wider range of protection for your brick, stone, or wood deck as well as your patio furniture and everything else that you keep in your backyard.

8. Increase Privacy in Your Outdoor Space

As mentioned, awnings can help increase the energy efficiency of your home. But did you know that they can also give your outdoor and indoor space a privacy boost as well? If the back of your home faces the back of your neighbour’s home, chances are that they can see directly into your living or dining room through your backyard door or windows. The simple solution is to just keep your blinds closed all the time, but that blocks out all of the natural light and can make an already small space feel even smaller. Installing an awning that extends directly above your backyard door and back windows gives you just enough privacy without completely closing off your space.

9. Low Maintenance and Easy Care

Modern awnings that are made out of UV-protected polycarbonate material such as the ones offered by Canada Plastics and Belting Inc. are incredibly durable, stylish, easy to care for, and low maintenance. Polycarbonate awnings offer superior performance to other conventional materials and they’re designed to last many years with minimal maintenance required.

10. Enhance Your Curb Appeal

Any addition or update you make to your home has the potential to add a great deal of value. Are you considering building an outdoor kitchen, dining area, or a relaxation space for yourself and your family? Adding a stylish awning is the perfect way to complete your desired look and protect your investment at the same time.

Canada Plastics and Belting Inc. is one of the leading polycarbonate sheet suppliers in North America. We’re proud to introduce our latest high-quality and high-performance line of polycarbonate products—window and door canopy awnings. The sleek powder-coated aluminium frame consists of rust-resistant aluminium alloy front and back fixing bars. It’s made from industrial-grade materials and adds a touch of elegance to your outdoor space. Contact us today to learn more about our products or to place an order.