With summer just around the corner, we’re already seeing temperatures rise which means we're all using more energy to keep our homes and commercial spaces comfortable and cool.
According to Energy.Gov, awnings can reduce solar heat gain in the summer by up to 65% on south-facing windows and 77% on west-facing windows. You can use an awning to shade one window or have an awning custom-made to shade the entire side of your house.
Head over to ShadesByDesign.com to check out our variety of custom window treatments like these Bandalux awnings that can serve the dual purpose of decorating your space and saving energy this summer!
In most climates, appropriate sun shading is as important to successful passive solar design as orientation and window placement. Anna Cumming looks at how to keep the sun out with external blinds, eaves, trees or plants when it’s not wanted.