Investing in a retractable conservatory awning for your roof or skylight is a great way to protect your home and furnishings from the sun and keep them looking great for as long as possible, despite the additional illumination.
In this article, we will delve further into the four benefits of installing a retractable conservatory awning.
1. It Helps Boost Insulation Levels
Rooms with glass roofs or skylights can get very hot in the sun because glass is not always an effective insulator. While your heating costs may decrease, your air conditioning costs may also skyrocket due to this additional heat.
Instead of accepting this compromise as your fate, you can install a retractable conservatory awning. When installed properly, awnings can block as much as 77 per cent of the additional heat from the sun, resulting in an indoor temperature drop of 15 degrees or more.
Keeping the sun out on warm weather and keeping it in on cold days can help you save money on your energy bill and reduce your impact on the environment.
2. It Helps Reduce Reflection
Glare from windows or skylights may be an issue if you’re trying to watch a movie but can’t. There may be mornings when you’d rather sleep in, but the sunlight pouring in through the ceiling will make that impossible.
Retractable awnings can be opened up to the sky or sunlight when desired but can be closed at the touch of a button to block unwanted rays.
3. It Protects You from Sun Exposure
Excessive sun exposure is harmful, although it boosts vitamin D production and can help improve mood. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warns that prolonged exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can lead to skin cancer, immune system suppression, skin and eye damage, and death.
When you add a sunroof or skylight, you may think you’re getting the best of both worlds, but the glass may not provide as much protection as you’d hoped. You may not get skin cancer from UV-A rays, but you will still damage your skin by the sun if you sit near a window.
On top of that, just as too much time in the sun can damage humans, it can also harm your furniture and other belongings if exposed to it. Blocking the sun’s rays is essential if you value the longevity of your furnishings and wall colour because the fabric, paint, and many types of wood are all susceptible to fading when exposed to direct sunlight.
A retractable awning allows you to shield yourself and your home from harmful UV rays without sacrificing your ability to bask in the sun when you want to.
4. It Adds Value to Your Property
The impressive benefits of retractable awnings include an additional perk: the resale value of your home may increase due to the conservatory awnings if you decide to sell it. In particular, aluminium awnings last for 50 years or more, so you and any future buyers can take advantage of them for a long time.
There are many advantages to placing an awning on your roof. Boosting insulation levels and reducing reflections are just two of the many benefits. If you spend a lot of time in the sun, an awning can also help keep you cool and reduce your energy bills. Finally, an awning can also be a great selling point if you decide to sell your home in the future.
Excelfit is among the best contractors to contact in Australia for design and construction. We can bring your ideas to life and build fully engineered carports, pergolas, sheds, garages, and awnings on the Sunshine Coast.