Have you noticed how builders are once again embracing the humble awning when they construct both homes as well as commercial spaces? I first began noticing this on a recent trip to a beach town. This little beach town has, of course, the beach, as a important tourist draw, but they are also trying to improve other parts of the town, too. This little beach town added this adorable little shopping area with quaint little shops selling everything from ice cream cones to high end condo furnishings. The shops, though, are not inside an air conditioned mall! Each shop has a door that opens to the enjoyable outdoors, which is, for the most part, miserably hot. The outside feels love a gas furnace, as well as when people are opening the door to come in all afternoon long, all that gas furnace sizzling air comes inside as well as the air conditioner 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 as well as help keep the sunlight out so the air conditioner doesn’t have to run as much to keep the control component setting where it belongs. In addition, the awning helps cool the air right in front of the shop door, so it feels less love a gas furnace blowing in. Also, awnings are charming, right? I love awnings as well as suppose they help with cooling costs, so I am ecstatic that builders are once again embracing the humble but useful awning as a cooling tool.