Buying a Door Awning

The wonderful thing about a door awning is that it can be used

for any type door – front door, sliding back door, French door,

etc. Okay, so what are the benefits of a door awning? You

might be surprised by some of the reasons people add an awning

to their home or business. Some benefits are obvious but some

are not. This article will show you why the door awning is such

a great investment.

One of the obvious benefits of adding a door awning to your home

or business has to do with blocking out the sun. If you live in

a hotter region of the country or during an exceptionally hot

summer such as this year, the door awning can shield not only

your door from the hot, UV rays, but also provide an enjoyable

place for you to visit with family and friends without

sweltering. For instance, if you were to purchase a larger door

awning to cover the entire back area of your deck or patio, you

could easily entertain in the shade.

Another benefit to a door awning is protection from the rain.

Again, if you live in Seattle or Portland where it rains often

or you happen to find yourself stuck inside on a rainy day, you

can unroll the door awning and have immediate protection. In

this case, you could set up a nice outdoor picnic lunch for

antsy kids tired of being trapped indoors. The door awning

would allow them a way to get outside without getting wet. Some

people just love watching rainfall so with a door awning, you

could sit outside with a good cup of coffee and enjoy.

A door awning can also be visually pleasing. If you have a

business but the front is plain and unappealing, you could add

an attractive door awning to make your business stand out. For

this, you might consider a bright red fabric awning for a

contemporary or whimsical look. A door awning of taupe and

white stripes would create a look of sophistication and

elegance. However, if you want to go all out, making a real

impression, then consider something made from copper.

In addition to these obvious benefits for a door awning, two

other aspects often overlooked are indoor protection and reduced

utility bills. As we mentioned, a door awning can provide

protection from the hot sun’s rays, which allows you the

opportunity to sit outside on a hot day. However, this type of

protection also means protecting your valuables on the inside.

Because UV rays can cause fading, if the sun shines directly

into your home or business, it can actually cause damage to the

flooring, furniture, artwork, wall paint, and so on. Rather

than have your precious items ruined by fading, a door awning

would eliminate the problem.

Then, we see the price of utilities bills on the rise. If you

are tired of paying high cost for energy consumption, then a

door awning can actually help reduce the amount you pay each

month. During the hot summer, the door awning blocks out the

hot sun, which means the indoors remains cooler. With that, you

can move the thermostat up a tad, thus reducing your air

conditioning bill. The same is true in the wintertime. By

using a door awning, cold wind and drifting snow are reduced or

eliminated. Again, this means you can adjust your thermostat

and save some month each month.

When buying a door awning, it is important that you choose what

you like but also the best material for your particular home or

business. We recommend you choose an awning from a company that

provides a solid warranty should something go wrong. Although

you might pay a little more money for a high quality door

awning, the investment is worth it for all you get in return.