Curtains, blinds and shutters are all front of mind when considering the aesthetic of your home. However, it’s easy to forget that window dressings adorn the exterior of your home.
We’re talking awnings, and automatic awnings can provide multiple advantages to homeowners in Australia. Here, we’ll explore some of these benefits to show you how automatic awnings can make a real difference in how you experience and enjoy your home.
Create extra spaces to enjoy
In Australia, we’re lucky to have a climate that lends itself to outdoor living, and many of us love using our outdoor spaces as extra rooms. Automatic awnings make this so much easier by allowing you to control shade and shelter in these areas.
This means you no longer have to worry about a bit of rain derailing your BBQ plans, as you can cover yourself and your guests under your awning. Similarly, you won’t have to think about slapping on sunscreen to enjoy lunch outdoors in the height of summer, as your awning can create a patch of space free of harmful UV rays. With automatic awnings, this is done with the simple push of a button, vastly preferable to cranking the handle on a manual awning.
Protect your interiors and furniture
Those same UV rays can also damage curtains, carpets and other interior features, which receive significant amounts of sunlight regularly. Over time, you’ll see sun-exposed furniture and window dressings fade if not protected.
Automatic awnings provide this protection by allowing you to easily control how much light reaches the interior of your property. You can quickly and easily adjust the extension of your awning to determine the position you desire and the amount of sunlight you let in.
Automatic awnings are also good at protecting themselves from these same conditions. They can be neatly stored in their headbox when they aren’t in use, preventing the awning material from fading due to rain or UV. Similarly, in high winds, automatic awnings from Empire Window Furnishings will roll back automatically to protect the unit from damage.
Improve your energy efficiency
According to the Federal Government, windows can be a significant source of heat loss in Australian homes. This is bad news for several reasons, including making your home less comfortable during the winter months, increasing your energy bills and increasing your home’s carbon footprint.
In the same way that curtains and blinds can help you reduce how much heat is lost through your windows from the inside, automatic awnings can perform the same function on the outside. By installing automatic awnings, you’ll not only make your home more comfortable, but you’ll also save on energy bills because your central heating system won’t be working overtime to replace the warm air that’s being lost.
In summer, your awnings have the opposite effect, helping keep your house cool by absorbing some heat that would otherwise transfer to the interior. This has the same benefits for you—a more comfortable living environment and less money spent on electricity for your air conditioning system or fans.
Are you looking for automatic awnings in Sydney? Look no further than Empire Window Furnishings. With a five year warranty and a great range of fabrics to choose from, we have the awning you need to suit any purpose. Get in touch with our team today, or book a free consultation for more information.