Planning Your 2021 Home Improvements: Residential Awnings, Boston
December 15, 2020
As 2020 draws to a close, you may be starting to make your home improvement to-do list for 2021. If your list includes residential awnings, Boston and the surrounding areas have many examples of homes with beautiful ones that were built and installed by Dorchester Awning Company.
There are many reasons why you may want to make home improvements, including saving money on your air conditioning bill, creating opportunities for additional comfort, increasing your property value, and updating the look and style of your home. Did you know that installing new awnings can help you with all of those goals? Keep reading to see why many people install residential awnings in Boston.
Whether you want to reduce your carbon footprint or you want to reduce your utility bill, installing the right awnings on the right windows can help. According to Energy.gov, “Window awnings can reduce solar heat gain in the summer by up to 65% on south-facing windows and 77% on west-facing windows.” Not only will this kind of efficiency help reduce your cooling expenses, but it will also block UV rays from fading draperies, carpet, and furniture.
In addition to residential awnings, Boston area residents can also hire Dorchester Awning Company to install larger structures such as retractable all-weather structures and other pergola-like structures, or covers for existing pergolas, which can shade an entire side of your home.
If one of your goals is to increase your luxury and comfort, then these larger awnings and canopies can help by providing more outdoor shade. You can lounge on your patio under a cool, attractive canopy or shaded pergola without worrying about the heat or glare of the sun. It also expands the space to provide an area where you can entertain guests at your home.
Update Your Style and Increase Property Value
Did you know that expanding your outdoor living space can increase your property value? Attractive awnings can also give your home more curb appeal. Dorchester Awning Company offers detailed consultations that allow us the time to work with each customer to identify not only their practical and functional needs but also their taste preference and the style of their homes.
After the initial consultation, we will be able to make recommendations to determine which awnings might be best for you. We will show you a portfolio of some of the residential awnings in Boston and surrounding areas that we have created and installed. In some cases, we can even use imagining software to give you an idea of what different awnings might look like on your home. We work with many vendors and have experts who can help you customize your awnings to meet the vision you have for your home.
Now that you have learned how installing residential awnings in Boston has the potential to increase energy efficiency, provide extra comfort for yourself and guests, boost your curb appeal, and help you update the look and feel of your home’s exterior, don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more and schedule your free consultation