The article states that along with replacing your old front door, repainting your walls and adding french doors leading to the patio, an awning that creates an outdoor living space is one of the ways you can increase the resale value of your property.
Here at Just Awnings we are a little more cautious about making statements like that because we know that each home is different and there are many other factors combining to affect the value of homes.
People tend to think that canopies have only one use and that is to act as a sunshade. However the truth is that canopies and awnings have a lot more benefits that make them an excellent addition to almost every home. Read on and I think you will agree that if you choose the right canopy for your home you will enjoy a surprisingly long list of benefits for years to come.
Firstly an awning or canopy does indeed act as a sunscreen. Sound scientific research has revealed the hazards of exposure to ultra violet radiation for all to see. We know we need to stay out of the midday sun and an awning allows us to do this without having to retreat indoors. We can continue to enjoy the garden whilst keeping the whole family safe.
Many homes install an awning to bring welcome shade and shelter during long hot summer days. But like all things, awnings need maintenance to continue looking and working their best. One of the easiest ways to maintain an awning is through a simple cleaning routine to remove debris, bird droppings, mould and mildew which could start to deteriorate your awning if left unchecked.
You may think your awnings can be only used as a shelter. What you may not know is that there are wide range of additional extras that can turn your patio into a stylish and highly usable outdoor space.
By adding a few extras to your awning you can make the most of your outside space whatever the Great British weather brings (well, within reason!).
We all get told that exposure to too much sunlight is dangerous, but after a long dark winter we Brits seem to go a bit sun crazy during the summer and will lie out in the garden any chance we get. However, according to the skin cancer foundation, almost 9/10 skin cancers are associated with exposure to UV radiation from the sun.
So should we stay indoors? No, of course not. After all, it isn’t the UV radiation that we are enjoying in the garden. Mostly it is the fresh warm breezes, the natural garden scents, the beautiful plants and flowers and above all, that feeling of space that you don’t get when cramped up in the house. Thankfully all these things that we so cherish can still be enjoyed while shading ourselves from direct sunlight.