The joy that comes with owning an Awning! Granville Stone sells and services awnings in the Bangor and Ellsworth, Maine areas. Retractable Awnings have been a mainstay on homes and businesses since the ancient Egyptians and Syrians first used them to shade houses 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! 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 protects the home or business from sun exposure. This helps to keep the temperature of the building lower. This dramatically 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 help to block harmful UV rays that can damage the 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 significant 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 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 building. The sun’s harmful effects are canceled out as the awning offers shade and protection from UV rays. The installation is a simple task that can be quickly completed with little interruption to daily life.
Granville Stone in Holden, Maine, which services the Greater Bangor, Maine area, carries a wide and vast selection to fit any budget. Come in to speak with our specialist today so that you can start enjoying the outdoors tomorrow!