The Top 3 Ways Retractable Awnings Offer Solace From The Southwestern Sun

Sweat is beading your brow, your skin is hot to the touch, and you can feel the damp, clinging fabric of your shirt against your back. Such is the reality of spending time out in the Southwestern sun.

Of course, not only can this heat be uncomfortable (effectively driving you back inside sooner than desired), but it can also be hazardous to your life in more ways than one.

But what if we told you it didn’t have to be?

Truthfully, it doesn’t! And that’s we’re here to introduce you to the top three ways a retractable awning offers you enhanced outdoor protection:

#1 – It Protects You From Cooling Bills

It’s no secret that the dry, oppressive heat in the Southwest can be nothing less than brutal — particularly in the summer.

Consequently, many homeowners in this region fall victim to skyrocketing energy bills as their cooling costs take center stage. But what if we told you that a retractable awning could change that?

In fact, according to The Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA), fabric awnings can reduce the burden placed on home air conditioners, reportedly saving homeowners up to $200 annually on their energy bills.

What’s more, when you invest in a custom-designed Sunesta awning, you can rest assured that it will come manufactured according to your home’s unique dimensions, thereby covering every inch you want it to.

#2 – It Protects Your Home’s Interior

So you’re familiar with how an awning’s shade may provide enhanced external protection for your home, but what about the inside?

Well, in terms of your indoor property, “rugs, curtains, and fabric-covered furnishings can be especially susceptible to sunlight,” Geico specifies. “A hardwood floor, one of the more expensive elements in a home, can be very sensitive to sunlight.”

But it’s not only fabric and floors that will fade and degrade when overexposed. Artwork, photos, and other indoor personal items left consistently beneath the sun are all prone to bleaching over prolonged periods of time.

Thankfully, with a retractable awning, you can effectively block direct Southwestern sunlight from reaching your windows, thereby mitigating the aforementioned property damage.

#3 – It Protects Your Skin Health

“In the U.S., more than 9,500 people are diagnosed with skin cancer every day,” according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.

And prolonged exposure to sunlight, particularly without the protection of a broad-spectrum sunblock, only increases one’s risk factor for such a disease.

Luckily, Sunesta’s awnings are capable of blocking UVA and UVB rays. What’s more? They come equipped with fade-resistant fabric that bears the Skin Cancer Foundation’s general Seal of Recommendation!

This is because many of our fabrics are produced with a minimum ultraviolet protection factor (or UPF) of 30 or more.

So, are you ready to reclaim your Southwestern comfort? Then contact Sunesta today to learn more about our custom-designed retractable awnings, all of which come with the nation’s leading warranty and are installed by your locally trusted dealer!

We look forward to helping you live life in the shade. Call Sunesta today at 1-800-SUNESTA to get your FREE estimate.