If you’re looking for a great way to reduce the amount of heat that comes in through your windows, especially west-facing windows, you may be interested in installing awnings on the exterior of your home. Awnings are angled window covers that block the light that reaches your windows during the hottest part of the day. Many awnings are retractable, meaning they can be tucked away if you do want to let ample light into your home.
As you explore your options, you may find awnings made from steel, aluminum, canvas, and vinyl. Steel awnings are the most expensive options, and fabric awnings have the shortest lifespans.
The sweet spot for many homeowners is found in aluminum awnings. Aluminum is generally less expensive and lighter than steel, but it never rusts and should last virtually as long as steel would.
If you’re interested in purchasing aluminum awnings, you need to familiarize yourself with the price range they are typically sold at. The video posted here can help you get started, but your best option is to call awning installers in your area. Get multiple quotes from different companies and compare them carefully. With this information at hand, you’ll be able to get great awnings at great prices.