There’s no doubt that a beautiful new awning represents a modest investment, whether it’s for your home, your place of business, or your restaurant (for patio dining).
For restaurants, the return on the investment is pretty clear. During this “Age Of COVID,” an overwhelming number of restaurants have survived only because they were able to offer outdoor seating.
And as the weather begins to cool, “upgraded” outdoor dining – which might include anything from a retractable awning with heaters to a fully-enclosed outdoor dining room with zippered walls – may become essential for a restaurant’s long-term business health.
But did you know there’s a real “return” on your investment in a beautiful new awning, even if you’re only getting it to enhance the enjoyment of your outdoor living space at home?
A Retractable Awning Adds Value To Your Property
It’s true: Your home becomes more valuable with the addition of an awning over your patio, deck, or poolside area.
If you’re sprucing up the property for a sale, the attractiveness to buyers of a state-of-the-art retractable awning is obvious.
But even if you’re not planning to sell, here are some of the “hidden” value enhancements offered by the addition of a beautiful new awning:
- With an awning, you’re using more of the property. Imagine having Thanksgiving Dinner, or even your New Year’s Eve party, outdoors on your patio or deck this year! Add an awning with LED lights, and include a fireplace or other heat source, and you can use your outdoor space for more than you’d think. And when the party’s outside, clean-up is easier, too!
- Your place could become the neighborhood hang-out. There’s a benefit to being the place the neighbor kids want to be… if you think about it, a nice awning over your deck or patio can make it the “safe” place in the neighborhood, where kids can enjoy each others’ company and where you’ll always know where they are, virtually year-round.
- Reduce the wear-and-tear on your indoor spaces. When you expand the number of places on your property where the family, the neighbors, or your visitors can gather, you make things easier on the ol’ dining room table!
Over the long term, your new awning is going to save you money in ways most people can’t even imagine.
There’s Real Savings In Energy Costs, Too
Your new awning will keep your outdoor living space as many as twenty degrees cooler in the summer, and warmer in the winter, too.
Not only does that dramatically expand the amount of time you can spend enjoying your outdoor space… it can dramatically shrink your utility bills, too!
When the walls, windows and patio doors adjacent to your outdoor space are not bombarded by the weather, they, too, stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the hot summer months.
That means your Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system has much less work to do to keep your indoor space comfortable, no matter the season, and no matter the weather!
Talk to an awning specialist today to learn how you can save some real “Benjamins” with a beautiful new retractable awning. With the wide array of colors, fabrics, and styles on the market today, you’re sure to find something that fits your taste (and your budget). It could take a year… it could take a decade… but most awning projects end up paying for themselves. And meanwhile, you have so many more options for enjoying your property, almost all year long.