Why your home needs awnings

November 7, 2018by Murray's Interiors

In Brisbane we love the great outdoors due to the climate and warm weather most of the year. However, it does get hot outside for many months out of twelve. Outdoors we need some extra shade, and that heat can also find its way into our homes through the windows.

There are a number of reasons why installing awnings makes sense for your home and here are a few of the top ones.

Expand Your Outdoor Space

Depending on the type of awnings you install, you can actually expand on your outdoor space. The outdoors can often become an extension of our living rooms, sometimes even dining outdoors or setting up some comfortable furniture outside to relax. Even if you’ve built an undercover patio area, fitting straight drop awnings will shield that zone from the harsh sunlight as well as the wind and insects.

Maybe your home has a nice cool veranda. While it’s great to have this open space, sometimes that sun might be on an angle where your veranda is getting baked. Awnings here will really help render it a far more comfortable outdoor environment.

Improved Energy Efficiency

As so much heat can enter the home through windows and sliding glass doors during summer, the heat from inside your home can also escape into the chill outside during winter.

Installing awnings on the outside of your windows can really help solve this problem. This equates to a much more comfortable climate inside, as well as really helping you save on those dreaded power bills. It’s a win-win all round.

Protection from the Elements

Harmful UV rays can penetrate the interior of your home through the windows when the sun is on an angle. This damaging light can fade carpets and furniture.

Add Value to Your Home

Installing awnings on your windows and outdoor entertainment spaces not only looks great, it will also add to your home’s overall value. We live in a climate that we all want to enjoy, and awnings are an integral part of the solution.

At Murrays Interiors based in Mitchelton, Brisbane, we have a fantastic range of awnings that will achieve everything listed above and more. We also supply and install:

  • Blinds
  • Curtains
  • Wallpaper
  • Shutters
  • Upholstery

If you live in Ashgrove, Paddington, Fig Tree Pocket, Bridgeman Downs, or really anywhere in Brisbane, get in touch today to discuss your needs with our friendly staff.