Have you noticed how builders are once again embracing the humble awning when they construct both homes and commercial spaces? I first began noticing this on a recent trip to a beach town.
This little beach city has, of course, the beach, as a big tourist draw, but they are also trying to improve other parts of the town, too.
This little beach city added this adorable little shopping area with quaint little shops selling everything from ice cream cones to high end house furnishings. The shops, though, are not inside an air conditioned mall, however each shop has a door that opens to the superb outdoors, which is, for the most part, miserably hot. The outside feels appreciate a gas furnace, and when people are opening the door to come in all day long, all that gas furnace hot air comes inside and the cooling system has to duke it out with the heating that enters. Enter the amazing awnings. Builders are once again embracing the power of the awning to decrease cooling costs. The awnings supply shade and help keep the sunlight out so the cooling system doesn’t have to run as much to keep the temperature control setting where it belongs. In addition, the awning helps cool the air right in front of the shop door, so it feels less appreciate a gas furnace blowing in. Also, awnings are charming, right? I appreciate awnings and believe they help with cooling costs, so I am cheerful that builders are once again embracing the humble but useful awning as a cooling tool.