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There’s nothing more calming than going out to your gardens, sitting down on a chair in your patio, probably with a book or a drink in hand, and simply relax and look at the scenery. But this ideal picture can sometimes be ruined with a simple drizzle or too much sunshine here and there.

Awnings for homes can be a simple solution for such problems. They can give you the outdoor space you need and can shade you against rain or shine, so that you can enjoy your improved living space in any season. Here are some of the benefits you can get from having residential awnings:

1. Protection from the sun in more ways than one

The sun can cause a lot of problems. The heat can sometimes be unbearable, not to mention you’re at risk of having skin cancer from the harmful UV Rays. Retractable sun awnings on your outdoor areas can lessen this risk and shade you from the heat. They can help cool your outdoor area by 20 degrees and help stop heat from going inside your house. As sunlight can damage the fabrics of your carpets, curtains or furniture, the shade that awnings create can help protect your furnishings.

2. Protection from the wet seasons
awnings as protection from rain
The sun isn’t the only thing that can stop you from enjoying your outdoor spaces. Drizzles and rain showers can be bothersome but you shouldn’t let it stop you. Rain awnings are sturdy enough to withstand rain, even wind or snow in certain conditions. The fabric is also resistant to water and mildew, making it sturdy and worry-free. Rain awnings can let you enjoy the outdoors despite the rainy British weather.

3. Can redefine your outdoor living space into something better

patio awning for outdoor spaces

There are probably a lot of households not making full use of their outdoor living spaces due to lack of shelter. But you can get the most out of your home by adding retractable patio awnings to expand your living space. Your house can look and feel bigger with the simple addition, without doing a lot of remodelling. Not to mention, awnings can create a relaxing outdoor ambiance that you and your family can enjoy.

4. Increased aesthetics and better curb appeal

The first impression for your house is the most important. So your home’s outer appearance should be well kept because it can increase the chances of selling it or adding value for it. With the styles and colours of awnings or sun canopies over your windows, this will not be a problem. It’s their simplicity in design that gives off that look of sophistication with functionality for your home. They are certainly one of the things to consider when increasing your home’s curb appeal and adding value to your property.

5. Can help save energy

awnings save energy

Summers can be hot, which can lead you to turn the air conditioners on. This can result in spending more on your electricity usage. Awnings and sun canopies provide enough shade and help regulate your home’s temperature, even with your windows opened. Awnings can reduce heat gain by up to 60-70%, depending on the location of the window, during the summers. They do this by preventing solar radiation, which can add more heat inside the home, from penetrating through the glass. This can decrease your reliance to air conditioners by up to 50%. The idea may sound simple but it can save you money on your energy bills. Speaking of money…

6. Good deal for your money

There are a lot of ways to save money but you usually have to do a lot of things at once in order to do so. Awnings can take a load off your hands simply because of their benefits. You can have an added room without the time and effort of remodelling your house. They can protect your furnishings so you wouldn’t have to change or buy new ones for a longer period of time. They help protect your windows from the elements, saving you the time for cleaning and the money for fixing. And all these for a simple awning for home windows. The deal gets better with Nationwide’s SALE, 40% off on awnings. You can request a free brochure so that you can be assured of the quality first.

7. Bespoke Architectural Eye Candy

custom awnings from Nationwide Home Innovations

Awnings may have been here for centuries but it doesn’t mean that modern homes can’t have these. Awnings have evolved from the simple cloth covering to using quality fabrics for maximum UV protection and self cleaning. They also make use of aluminum frames for sturdiness. Modern designs of awnings are usually flatter than usual and they can be automated. These modern designs are readily available and can be created by skilled designers and manufacturers, depending on your preferences. Nationwide offers custom awnings that can be fitted with any kind of home. The good thing about bespoke is that the awnings are made for your home alone, guaranteeing yours will be unique and can fit all your needs.

8. Functionality and ease of control

retractable awnings from Nationwide

A lot of people think that it’s difficult to maintain an awning, but it’s not. All awning designs are based on your requirements, to fit your needs so that the awning can fit your lifestyle without any hassle. Fully automated retractable awnings can be moved with just a touch of a button. They’re flexible and sturdy enough to be changed to any angle or direction you want them to be, depending on the purpose you want them for. For example, for aesthetic purposes and shading, 5-15 degrees is best; while 0 degrees or a flat awning is good if you want a wider outdoor space.

9. Connecting family members together

The benefits aren’t just solely for your home. From simple sun awnings to large freestanding awnings, these home additions can create enigmatic spaces where you and your family can dine, talk, or just relax. You can even use the space to hold barbecues and small gatherings with relatives and friends. The space the awnings create can inspire you and your family to spend more time with each other and to strengthen your bonds. Parties and barbecues can be in your home instead of some other venue. Your friends and relatives will get to know your family best if they’re in your home. Weekend afternoons with your children can just be on your back garden. It’s a good way for both of you to talk and just relax. Young children can play around on a shaded outdoor space undisturbed to foster their creativity, but still with supervision from the adults.

10. Staycation Paradise Right Outside your Door

Vacations to sunny beaches or tropical islands might be a bit expensive and even when you’re in vacation, you end up thinking about work and tend to enjoy your vacation less. But can always have that same relaxed and stress-free feeling even if you’re at home. Just being outside on your garden, under the shade of a patio awning can already make you feel relaxed as if you’re on vacation. It’s the best staycation you can have without literally ever leaving your house. Another good thing about this is you won’t have to feel guilty about thinking about work.

The space you can have can also be a makeshift office for when you’re working at home, but with less stress and increased relaxation. This can be really good for you too as being relaxed increases your productivity and creativity, making your staycation worthwhile.

These are just some of the benefits of awnings you can have. They may have a simple design but their functionality and aesthetics are timeless. They’ve stood the test of time, from being a part of history to giving more to modernity by enriching homeowners’ every day lives and connecting family bonds.

You and your home can have all these benefits and more with just a click of a button. Request a free brochure now to learn more about how you can have your own unique awning design for you, your family, and your home to enjoy.

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