How Exterior Awnings and Sunscreens Increase the Value of Your Home

If you’re curious of the difference between an exterior awning and a sunscreen here is a brief description: A retractable exterior awning can increase your home’s living space by adding a shaded zone where you can relax and enjoy the landscape. Sunscreens however allow you to freely use the full extent of your home’s interior without abandoning rooms to the overwhelming heat of midday sun from bare windows. Sunscreens have the added advantage of protecting your privacy while keeping your home cooler and still allowing some natural light to enter. A retractable exterior awning is better for some occasions, it really depends on what type of light and heat you’re looking to control, and the size of the space you would like to utilize. Exterior awnings and sunscreens can help increase the value of your home in the following ways:

  1. Exterior Awnings add depth and dimension to the appearance of your home. When potential buyers see your house, exterior awnings (particularly with tasteful fabrics) can give a fashionable and well kept and cared for appearance. Potential buyers will think about this impact throughout their tour of the home.
  2. Sun screens and exterior awnings add value to your property because they lower cooling cost while also beautifying he exterior of your home simultaneously. Lowering heating costs definitely will have a strong impact on energy savvy-buyers.
  3. A retractable awning can create a new, room-like area that potential buyers can easily picture themselves enjoying on a gorgeous day! (Don’t forget to add patio furniture for that extra touch!)

So if you’ve been thinking about adding an exterior awning or a sunscreen to your home and still aren’t convinced… it might be time to start considering your return on investment. In today’s real estate market, energy efficiency is one of the top attributes home buyers are seeking. Retractable awnings and sunshades make your home more responsive, more attractive, and bring you a great return on your investment.