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Awnings - Worth another Look

There aren't as many homes these days which feature awnings. We tend to think of these protective and decorative window additions as belonging mainly over the front doors of businesses or hotels. However, many homeowners are picking up on a new trend and installing awnings on their homes. This article provides an overview of the different awnings and their purposes. An awning is simply a cover, usually made from a heavy fabric, which projects out over a window or doorway. The purpose of an awning is to shade the window from the sun and protect it from elements such as wind, rain, snow and hail. This protection has garnered a lot of attention in recent years, due to the huge popularity of the green movement. Homeowners are realizing that there are many small, inexpensive things they can do to reduce their impact on the environment. In the case of awnings, they can save money at the same time. Awnings reduce the amount of sunlight which penetrates a window. Studies have shown that a properly positioned awning can reduce the amount of solar heat gain inside a home by up to seventy percent! Imagine what that reduction will do for your cooling bill.

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