4 Reasons to Consider Adding Awnings to Your Home

With the gloomy, gray winter weather that we’ve had recently, adding window awnings to your Philadelphia home may be the furthest thought from your mind. But awnings have many practical applications besides just shielding your home from the blinding rays of the summer sun, and Southwest Vinyl Windows, Inc. is proud to provide high-quality aluminum awnings for windows, doors, patios, and carports. Here are a few reasons you should consider adding these beautiful treatments to your windows.

  • You’ll save money on energy bills. Perhaps the most common reason why homeowners choose to get awnings is that they can help cut costs on energy bills, especially in the summer. In fact, by shading windows and glass doors with awnings, you can reduce your home’s cooling requirements by up to 20 percent. You’ll notice the greatest advantage with windows and doors that face to the south or west, as they receive much stronger sunshine throughout the day.
  • You can protect outdoor furniture from the elements. While awnings are certainly advantageous in the summer, they can also be useful throughout the year. An awning placed over your patio or front porch can protect your furniture from snow, rain, sleet, and hail. Not only will it help extend the life of your patio furniture, but it will also create a more comfortable outdoor space for you and your family to use.
  • Aluminum is a very durable material. Both strong and lightweight, aluminum is the perfect material for an awning. Fabric awnings can take a beating from wind, rain, and snow. For southeastern Pennsylvania, which sees a variety of weather conditions, aluminum awnings are a more practical alternative. They require almost no maintenance, making them a smart choice for busy homeowners.
  • We offer customizable sizes and colors. Choosing an aluminum awning doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice appearance for performance. You can choose from a multitude of attractive colors to match your home. The enamel finish is baked on, so you don’t need to worry about the color chipping or peeling off. We also create our awnings to your exact size specifications for a perfect fit every time.

At Southwest Vinyl Windows, Inc. you can count on us to manufacture superb products for your home, including awnings and replacement bay windows for homes in the Philadelphia area. Give us a call today for more information or to receive a quote.