Window coverings are some of the most impactful home decor items that can be added to give your space a fresh look. But did you know that some window coverings even offer big savings on energy costs in hotter and cooler times of the year!
Two of these options are retractable awnings and exterior rolling shutters.
Retractable awnings will give the exterior of homes a great facelift (in addition to the comfort the shading provides). They also will block UV rays from heating up the inside of your home when mounted over windows or entryways! That means you’ll save on air conditioning costs in hot summer months.
A PAMA Energy Study showed awnings can reduce annual cooling energy 64-80% for homes in San Francisco.
Exterior rolling shutters are also an excellent window covering option that adds insulation, complete shade (blocking up to 99% of light), and security from invaders. And, roll shutters are great year-round, offering savings on both cooling and heating costs!
Images and inspiration from European Rolling Shutters in San Jose, California.