Awnings. This great addition to your home can add beauty and energy efficiency all at the same time. They also will add value to your home on resale day. Awnings reduce the amount of heat generated on the outside of your home by blocking the sunlight. Sunlight is something we get plenty of living in Northeast Florida. According to Getwithgreen.com, recent study found that "window awnings can reduce household cooling energy by as much as 26 percent in hot climates".
But where do you begin? If you decide an awning will be a great addition to your home, then what’s next?
Contact a local company and ask for an onsite visit to your home. Make sure this company will offer an “Estimate and Visit at no charge”. Make sure they will also provide you with “Color Samples” and if the job is not too large, do an “Initial Measurement” on the areas you’d like to see with an awning.
Make sure the company will provide you with a “Rendering Drawing” of what the awning will look like on your home and give you a “Written Proposal” for the costs. The awning company will also need to do a “Final Measurement” to ensure a perfect fit. Your awning is custom made to fit your home.
So to recap:
Awnings Add Beauty and Energy Efficiency to Your Home
Estimates and Initial Visits Should Be Free of Charge
Color Samples of Awnings Should Be Provided
Initial Measurements Should Be Taken If Job is Not Too Large
The Awning Company Should provide a Rendering Drawing So You Can Envision the Final Product
Final Measurements Should Occur To Ensure a Custom Fit