If the phrase ‘retractable awnings’ conjures up images of white and green striped monstrosities from the sixties and seventies, don’t worry– in terms of both technology and design retractable awnings have come along in leaps and bounds, and if you are looking for a versatile light management solution that will not only do the job but enhance the style and elegance of your home, a retractable awning may be just the ticket. With a variety of styles, colours, materials and mechanisms, it’s never been so easy to add that extra value to your home.
Investing in high quality Hammond retractable awnings is investing in the best materials that have been purpose-designed for use. Made from stainless steel and other weather resistant products, awnings can withstand the harsh Australian elements because they’re designed to protect your home from them. The haven they provide, whether in your backyard or off your windows will stand the test of time.
The exciting thing about the progress that has been made in the wonderful world of awnings is that a greater emphasis has now been placed on design, which means that far from having to choose the ‘least awful’ option as was once the case, you will now be spoiled for choice as to which one would look best on your home. Hammond awnings are now designed to complement the design and tone of the home, so you will always be able to find a model that enhances the look and value of your house.
A well-designed awning can reduce heat radiation by up to 90%, which means that you save money on those cooling bills because the heat never has a chance to get inside your home. Much of the heat of Summer that gets trapped inside our houses comes from the sunlight that streams in our windows and doors, getting trapped in the rooms and making things mighty uncomfortable in those hotter months! while curtains can prevent a lot of it from entering, there is nothing as effective as a high-quality awning in terms of protecting from heat.
Easy to Use
Awning design has come such a long way that using the retractable function can now be as simple as flicking a switch. Part of the decision to invest in a particular style of awning should be its usability and the control function should be both discreet and efficient.
Protection from the sun and heat, style, design, functionality and durability are all things that you should consider when and if you make the decision to invest in retractable awnings for your home. Whether you need a shelter for the pool, a patio out the back or simply need to shade those front rooms from the harsh midday sun, there will be a retractable awning solution that suits your needs perfectly.