Sunbrella Fabrics and Energy Saving Solutions

With Spring upon us, it’s time to start thinking of how you will want to enjoy your backyard this year. Family BBQ’s, lazy Sundays and staycations are just around the corner. Having an awning for your home is a great way to shelter from the heat and rain, and is a sleek addition to your home’s look and feel. Fade Resistant FabricOne of the questions we often get from customers is what type of fabric our retractable awnings are made of, and how they are able to protect you from the elements. We use only the highest quality materials and our retractable awnings are made using Sunbrella® fabric. Sunbrella is among the highest quality and most durable fabrics on the market. Sunbrella fabrics are highly water-resistant, protect from UV and are resistant to mold and mildew. The fabric is 100% solution dyed and is guaranteed not to fade for 10 years. Rather than dying the top of the fabric, which would then fade in the sun, Sunbrella fabrics are created by adding color pigments to fade resistant fibers which are then woven into the fabric, allowing the color to penetrate throughout. And… there are thousands of colors to choose from. That means you can create an awning that will complement the color of your home and even add a little pop of color. Learn more about Sunbrella fabrics here. Energy SavingsOne of the other benefits of a retractable awning is the ability to help you cut down on the energy costs of your home. Not only will they help keep you cool outside, they will also keep you cool inside during the summer, saving you money. When an awning is used on your home, you are able to create shade outside as well as inside your home. You will be able to use cooling systems less which will ultimately save you money on your energy bill – up to 25%! And the bonus: when you use less electricity, you also reduce your carbon footprint! Hooray for sustainability! During the winter months, you can retract your awning to allow the sun’s rays to heat your home and can even help trap some of the heat around your windows. Choosing a dark colored fabric will absorb light energy, so if you live in a cooler climate, you might want to consider choosing a darker color. If you’re in a warmer climate, choosing a lighter color will keep your awning from absorbing too much heat and can keep the inside of your home partially shaded. Choosing the best fabric color for your awning based on your climate is easy because Sunbrella fabrics are fade resistant. That means the awning will maintain its color as well as help regulate the temperature in and around your home for years to come. To find out what kind of retractable awning is best for your home, schedule a free in-home consultation. Click here to find a dealer near you.

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