Over the years, awnings have gone in and out of style, but new retractable awnings have been, and continue to be, an incredible asset to homeowners. Their versatility and the fact that they can be put away when not in use, are just two reasons more and more homeowners are opting for retractable awnings. In fact, new home buyers are willing to pay extra if a home they’re interested in has retractable awnings. This added boost to resale value is a bonus many people didn’t expect.
Benefits of Retractable Awnings
Retractable awnings offer a variety of benefits when it comes to raising the resale value of a home. They include the fact that the awning can be put away when not in use, they come in different sizes, they can be customized according to the home’s exterior, and they can improve visibility.
The benefits can even be felt inside the home. When awnings are extended, they allow for greater visibility without glare or extreme brightness. Retracting an awning lets sunshine illuminate the interior of the home naturally and decreases the need for artificial lighting. Most awnings can be operated with switches inside the home, so there’s no need to manually retract them.
Awnings that are placed over windows or patios that face the sun can dramatically reduce the temperature inside the home. They also control glare and the reduce fading of upholstery and carpet that’s normally associated to overexposure to sunlight. When a retractable awning is installed, it can be put away when the added warmth is needed and can actually help save energy.
Enhances Curb Appeal
Retractable awnings can be customized to match the exterior color and style of a home. When not in use, they can be neatly concealed and don’t detract from the look of the home. Awnings can also be made from different materials depending on the look a person wants to achieve. With the right color scheme, awnings can add contrast and make the home more visually appealing to prospective buyers.
Individuals who are in the market to buy a new home will base their decision on the look of the home as well as what amenities it offers. Retractable awnings increase curb appeal through visual enhancement, plus they add benefits for the interior of the home as well. The energy-saving features are often key selling points when a person lists their home on the market. Having awnings that can be put away when not in use adds a level of convenience that many future homeowners will likely take advantage of.
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