What are the Benefits of Installing a Solar Powered Awning

While awnings have been around since the dawn of the 19th century, like innovation they have come a long way from their simple originations in the 1800s. When mentioning the word “awning” you may think of a warm summer day sitting on your deck or patio, enjoying the comfort provided by your awning. But with the growth that solar power and awnings have seen over the years, opting for a solar-powered awning can not only help you save time but also energy!

What is a Solar Powered Awning?

First things first, what exactly is a solar-powered awning, and what are the benefits that it can provide you, your home, or your business facade? Solar-powered awnings are a combination of sustainability and comfort, with an added level of customization & control that can greatly benefit the look of your home, vacation home, or business. The beautiful thing about solar-powered awnings is that they can be applied in the same way that any traditional awning would be installed, however, the benefits don’t end there!

Comfort

Awnings provide a natural comfort as their primary duty is to protect and shade from the sun & inclement weather. Solar Powered Awnings provide that same luxury with little to no hassle, that means no more cranking that cumbersome patio awning! Besides the initial setup, Sol-Lux powered awnings come with a free programmable app that allows you to program your awning to based on weather patterns, temperature & climate control.

Control Without The Additional Cost

Operate your awnings via the Sol-Lux app, our built-in solar panels provide enough power for the awning to operate independently from an electrical charge, which ultimately gives you control without seeing an exorbitant rise in your electrical bill. This removes the need to draw electricity directly from your home, thus giving you the ultimate level of control without an additional cost!

Smart Technology

Control Your Awnings With The Press of a button, it really is that easy! If you are all about sustainability ad Eco-friendly additions to your home. Solar Powered Awnings are the route to take. These awnings are completely autonomous by default so you will never have to search for a remote or remember to extend or retract your awnings during extreme weather patterns. Rest easy knowing your awnings will help to keep the temperature in your home right where you want it all while reducing your carbon footprint and saving you money! Learn more about how this technology can help improve the level of comfort in your home!

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How Can an Awning Improve Home Comfort?

There are many simple and cost-effective ways to make subtle or dramatic improvements to your home. Some people choose to do complete remodels, while others make smaller improvements that prove beneficial in several ways. Maybe you are unsure about what exactly to do to improve your home. Why not consider installing an awning over your balcony, entryway, or window. An awning can prove beneficial to you, from improving your home’s aesthetics to providing comfort. Let’s take a closer look at some benefits in more detail.

Improved Aesthetics

Awnings are a versatile home improvement option that is available in a variety of designs, leaving you with the option of choosing the particular look that you desire. With a host of colors, you can take your home’s exterior from drab to fab in an instant. Different patterns and textures can allow you to add your flair and go for the particular taste that you have in mind, whether it’s contemporary or classic, rustic or eclectic. Think about improved curb appeal for your home and how that could make your home stand out in your neighborhood.

Enhanced Comfort

Awning improves your home’s comfort in a few ways. If your home gets hit with a lot of sunlight, that could make for an uncomfortable environment. Summer temperatures average 90 degrees and installing awnings in your outdoor space can provide you and/or your guests with shaded comfort. The bright sunlight and heat don’t have to be uncomfortable or a hindrance on those hot days when you have an awning to limit heat exposure. If you need comfortable shade, awnings may be just what you need for outdoor shaded comfort lounging on your porch or balcony.

Better Energy Efficiency

If increased energy efficiency is something that you desire in your home, awnings can help you to maintain a cooler home. Awnings offer protection from the sun, minimizing the degree of sunlight that enters the home’s interior and causes it to heat up and cause the indoor air to become uncomfortable. The hotter your home’s interior, the more you’ll have to crank up the AC unit to cool the space down, which could lead to greater energy consumption. Even while blocking sunlight, awnings allow adequate light through to brighten a space, which reduces the dependency on electricity. To gain energy efficiency from awnings, they have to be strategically placed to lend cooling benefits, by blocking direct sunlight.

Take Control Of The Elements With Solar Powered Window Awnings!

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Reducing Energy Costs With Awnings

No matter the climate, Whether Southwestern, Midwestern, or Northeastern US, reducing the heating and cooling costs is a priority for homeowners throughout the year.  If you are on a mission to lower your monthly spend, a solar awning may be an excellent choice in moving toward an Eco-Friendly home! If you are unfamiliar with solar-powered awnings or solar retractable awnings and how they can benefit your home, read our blog to get the full solar rundown!

The Benefits of Autonomous Smart Technology

The smart technology in our solar-powered awnings is used with the goal of conserving energy.  These solar retractable awnings, continually track temperature, sunlight, and wind, all to ensure the awnings are operating at peak efficiency.

Increased Comfort & Control

By functioning autonomously, a homeowner no longer has to worry about remembering to retract their awnings in adverse weather conditions.  Our awnings take care of themselves in high winds, cold temperatures, and snow!  Many people like to use our awnings in the rain allowing them to open their windows and provide increased shelter from the rain.

Green Energy

When utilizing solar power, there is no need to wire the awnings to your home, simply mount the awning, and you are ready to roll! Learn more about our solar-powered, rechargeable batteries here!

Lower Heating & Cooling Bills

Similar to how our solar panels can help reduce heat loss & heating bills in the winter, solar awnings can help you save on cooling costs in the spring, summer, and fall as the awnings can be programmed to deploy when the sun rises, or at a designated time. This can help to drastically reduce the amount of heat from sunlight that enters your home, thus lowering the total amount of energy needed to cool your home.

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How Can A Solar Window Awning Protect My Home?

In this blog, we will discuss the various benefits that a solar awning can provide to protect your home and the valuables inside! While a solar powered window awning can’t protect your home in the sense that it will deter burglaries, it can help to reduce the number of harmful UV rays entering through your windows that can cause discomfort while also gradually fading away the color of any upholstery, paintings, and flooring or carpet in your home.

If you have ever left your favorite hat outside for a few days during the summer, you may notice that the color begins to fade away. Sun exposure and the powerful rays that shine down can fade fabrics, compromise materials, and even damage hardwood floors. (UV) radiation is incredibly harmful to your interior and can damage flooring, walls, paintings, and more, regardless of the weather. This means that even on cloudy days and in colder climates, UV radiation can still affect the items in your home.

Various Ways UV Rays Can Wear Down Items in Your Home

  • Damage Carpets & Upholstery
    • While it may be hard to notice at first, when direct sunlight hits the carpet, the UV rays can start to show wear and effects of damage in just under 6 months. While heat and solar rays contribute to wear and tear, most of the degradation comes from powerful UV rays continually hitting your carpets.
  • Hardwood Floors
    • It may be hard to tell if your floors have been damaged by UV rays, however, upon inspection, you may notice that locations near your windows or doors may be more faded than areas that are protected from UV rays.
  • Paintings
    • If you have paintings hanging in your home that are of great value, it may be wise to place them in locations without direct sunlight to extend the longevity of any priceless work. UV rays can draw the vibrancy out of color, leaving it dull or faded, effectively reducing the value and joy that a specific painting may bring.

Smart Systems & Programmable Awnings Help Reduce Wear & Tear

Installing a Solar awning provides protection from the elements, with the increased benefit of minimizing the number of sun & UV rays that enter your home. With real-time weather detecting systems, A Sol-Lux solar awning can automatically extend and retract during peak hours, saving you time, stress, and concern when it comes to climate control and reducing the wear and tear on items around your home. Block out powerful UV rays with A Solar Powered Awning today, learn more about our customization options, and how our limitless mix and match solutions can help you find an awning design that exceeds your expectations! Mix and match here!

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Solar Powered Window Awnings That Were Built to Last

Solar awnings were built with durability and sustainability in mind. With sensors built into the equipment, these solar-powered window awnings can read temperature and weather patterns in real-time to retract when deemed necessary to prevent the awning from being damaged. No matter the harsh conditions that each season or climate may bring, Sol-Lux solar powered window awnings were truly built to last!

Adapts to the Weather

The Sol-Lux solar powered awning actively monitors the weather conditions with built in sensors so that the awning is always extended when sunlight is at its prime and retracted when the weather is less than ideal.  This adaptability allows users to enjoy consistent temperatures inside while maintaining their awnings with little effort on their part.

Energy Efficiency & Sustainability

Being solar-powered, solar awnings draw their power directly from solar panels, which come attached to the unit. This means that all the electrical components are neatly packed inside the equipment, which eliminates the need to run wires through the walls!

The lithium-ion batteries used in solar-powered awnings simplify the retractable awning installation process. Without the need for wires aside from connecting your solar panel to the awning, installing and removal is as simple as removing the equipment from the window. Lithium-Ion batteries are incredibly durable and can maintain a sufficient charge to your device, reducing the need to continually replace the battery.

Programmed for Versatility

Solar-powered awnings can be programmed to retract and extend at certain hours of the day, or even based on specific light conditions to ensure that your home stays at the ideal comfort levels throughout the year!

With programmable options, users can modify the awning settings so that they can directly control when your awning extends and retracts based on weather and seasonal change, as well as preference.

Take Control Of The Elements With Solar Powered Window Awnings!

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Types of Window Awnings

Awnings are built with versatility, design, and comfort in mind. They can be custom made to meet your specific needs regarding color, fabric, and most importantly shape! When it comes to window awnings there are two main types of awnings, fixed or retractable awnings. Each type of awning style has its advantages and disadvantages. We will also explore the benefits that solar retractable awnings can offer your home or business if eco-friendly and green alternatives are a high priority.

Fixed Window Awnings

Stationary, or fixed, awnings are built with a welded frame that is permanently fixed to the structure. This style of awning is a good choice for smaller areas such as protection under windows and doors. Fixed window awnings are built to last and require a sturdy frame to support it year-round.

PROS:

  • Built to Last
  • Complete weather protection
  • Can be made to fit any shape

CONS:

  • Requires continued maintenance
  • Stuck in a fixed position
  • Requires supports for large areas

Retractable Window Awnings

Retractable window awnings are similar to fixed window awnings however these awnings come with a bit more flexibility. Retractable awnings can be opened or closed to provide the desired amount of coverage. Most retractable awnings can be retracted via a manual crank or in some cases motorized controls. Retractable awnings are a great option for patios as the awnings require less maintenance than a standard fixed awning.

PROS:

  • Can be mounted on walls/roofs
  • Can be retracted in inclement weather
  • Less maintenance

CONS:

  • Higher upfront costs
  • Costly repairs
  • Cannot handle high winds
  • Have to manually retract

Solar Powered Retractable Window Awnings

Solar-powered window awnings are a relatively new innovation.  They incorporate technology, comfort, and style into a design that not only looks good but reacts to the elements using smart technology.  For more information on how a Solar awning is an ideal choice when it comes to home awning installations, read our other blog on why a solar awning might be a better choice than traditional awnings!

PROS:

  • Retracts in inclement weather
  • Solar powered
  • Smart technology detects inclement weather and varying light levels
  • Automatic retraction

CONS:

  • Cannot be made to fit any shape

Take Control Of The Elements With Solar Powered Window Awnings!

If you are interested in installing solar-powered awnings on your home or business please contact us directly via our convenient Contact Form, call us today at 1-855-340-1552, or Click Here to find a local dealer near you!

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