Have you observed 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 neighborhood 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 neighborhood added this adorable little shopping area with quaint little shops selling everything from ice cream cones to high end lake house furnishings. The shops, though, are not inside an air conditioned mall. Each shop has a door that opens to the superb outdoors, which is, for the most part, miserably hot. The outside feels prefer a furnace, and when people are opening the door to come in all morning long, all that furnace sizzling air comes inside and the air conditioning 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 deliver shade and help keep the sun out so the air conditioning doesn’t have to run as much to keep the control device setting where it belongs. In addition, the awning helps cool the air right in front of the shop door, so it feels less prefer a furnace blowing in. Also, awnings are attractive, right? I prefer awnings and suppose they help with cooling costs, so I am cheerful that builders are once again embracing the humble but useful awning as a cooling tool.