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The Joy that Comes with Owning an Awning – Granville Stone Sells and Services in the Bangor & Ellsworth Maine areas.

Retractable Awnings have been a mainstay on homes and businesses since they were first used by the ancient Egyptians and Syrians to shade homes and market stalls. More recently, awnings had become popular following the Civil War as iron plumbing pipe became readily available and was adapted to act as frames. The benefits of awnings are numerous and people still favor them today as a way to not only provide shade, but protect homes and businesses.

One reason why people love awnings is because of the reduction they see in their energy bills. The awning helps to protect the home or business from sun exposure and this helps to keep the temperature of the building lower. This greatly reduces the workload of the air conditioning unit and keeps guests and customers more comfortable.


Awnings also protect adults and children from the harmful effects of the sun. They helps to block harmful UV rays that can damage skin or even cause skin cancer. It also allows people to spend more time in their yards without having to retreat inside when heat from the sun becomes too much to handle. The temperature under an awning can be up to 20 degrees lower, which means a more comfortable outdoor experience.

Every business and homeowner is looking to protect their furniture from the damage and fading that is caused by the sun. Placing furniture or carpets underneath an awning ensures that the life of the furniture is extended. The awning not only protects from fading, but cracking and tearing that can result from direct sun exposure.

Another great aspect of awnings is that they are versatile. Once installed, it can later be converted into an outdoor room that is protected from insects. Summer often brings along pests, such as mosquitoes, and the simple installation of a screen that is connected to the awning protects occupants from these menacing insects.

There are a wide variety of benefits that an awning provides people who own any kind of building. The harmful effects of the sun are cancelled out as the awning provides both shade and protection from UV rays. The installation of is a simple task that can be easily completed in a short amount of time and with little interruption to daily life. The Granville Stone store in Holden, Maine (which services the Greater Bangor, Maine area) carry a wide and vast selection to fit any budget.  Come in and speak with our specialist today, so that you can start enjoying the outdoors tomorrow!

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