Of Roofs and Awnings: Proper Shading for Residential and Commercial Purposes

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Proper roofing and shading for your home or commercial building is important. From choosing the right roof to providing proper shading for the specific outdoor area, it pays to know how to strategically build structural covers that may dramatically improve your outdoor spaces.

Allen Chan, a roof specialist from Singapore, shared how using parasol is a good addition to a garden especially on hot seasons, “Parasols are easy to maintain. They are collapsible and easy to clean. And they look good too, and for sure they can be an added attraction to your outdoor spot. They can protect us from the UV rays while we chill outside. Parasols are also good for restaurants who want to extend their service outside and have a sort of an al fresco dining area for their customers. No need to worry about the scorching heat nor there is a need to worry about occasional drizzles as the shade can protect them from these weather disturbance.”

Aside from the protection they provide, outdoor shading’s architectural beauty cannot be undermined, “Before, awnings just served as protection from the sun and rain for houses. But now, awnings are included as part of a house’s or building’s architecture not only for its primary purpose, but also to add charm and create a statement,” shared the article How To Choose Awnings For Your Home or Business for streetdirectory.com. “It protects the window frames from the rain, sun, and snow. Most window frames and windowpanes are made of wood.

We all know how wood responds to environmental changes. Even with sufficient wood coating and polish, wood deteriorates faster when exposed to harshness of the weather conditions. Your house may have a porch or a patio and you have some furniture there, where you relax as you read a book or have a cup of coffee with your friends, Such furniture, regardless of the material, wears our faster when exposed to the sun and rain,” the article cannot stressed enough how awnings are your ultimate saving grace and protection from these environmental concerns.

Carlo, an awning contractor from Singapore, shared some more reasons to consider outside shadings, “You may not realize it but adding awnings, parasols, and even sun sails Sare very energy efficient. If you have proper awning in your commercial space, you may not need to always turn the air-condition on, (or avoid maxing it out to the turbo level) or on some days, you might just use electric fan because the shade that the awning cuts off the amount of heat that comes in the house or the building. And not only are your furniture protected, even your floors, carpets, and of course your eyes from the harsh sun rays. Shadings will always add class on your outdoor space. They always look inviting and pleasing on the eyes.”

“In a typical building, more energy is lost through glass doors and windows than through any other construction element. While window films and tinted glass will reduce heat gain and glare, awnings accomplish the same purpose–and substantially boost energy savings. Studies by the American Society of Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers reveal that when the sun shines directly on south-facing windows, fabric awnings reduce heat gain by 55 to 65 %. For western exposure, the reduction in heat gain is 72 to 77 %,” wrote an unnamed writer of the article Why Add Awnings to your Home or Business Building(s)? for theawningfactory.com