House awnings also called as overhangs are a secondary cloth covering attached to the outside wall of a building. It consists of cloth material mainly in acrylic, cotton yarn, polyester or vinyl laminated fabric which is extended lightly over any aluminum or steel structure which hinders light to pass in especially during summer seasons.
It is typically placed above a window, door or an area along a sidewalk. House awning actually becomes a canopy which can be further extended. These are retractable easily. The awnings help the owners to control the weather conditions in the house as per their own terms. In case of heavy showers or snowfall or heat the house awnings protect and provide the required shade to the occupants inside the house.
It has been tested that under an awning canopy the temperature is kept as much as 20 degrees cooler. Also, the house awnings prevent the sun heat through the windows or sliding glass doors and help keep the temperatures cool in the house. This also saves some amount of air-conditioning costs for the owners. There are chances that carpets and furniture may fade due to sunlight however with an awning canopy the furniture and carpets are well protected
Nowadays house awnings come with accessories as well and thus increases the versatility and uses for the owners to get from their decks or patios. Also, a screen room add-on facility provided along with the awning help any bugs from not entering and with the patio lights it allows the occupants to enjoy their deck nights conveniently
The house awnings can also be used to cover thermal solar panels especially in the summer season. Retractable house awnings are becoming very popular lately specially in the United States. These awnings are very pretty and convenient to use and also provides acute climatic protection to the occupants of the house.