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Three Benefits of Retractable Awnings in Cleveland

Posted on Fri, Jun 17, 2011

 

 

 

Retractable patio awnings not only provide a stylish patio or deck cover providing protection from the sun, they can help save energy and cut energy costs.  According to a study conducted by the American Society of Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers, solar radiation through glass is responsible for approximately 20% of the load on an air conditioner. Outside shade products like awnings prevent the solar radiation from penetrating through the glass and substantially increase energy saved when compared to film and tinted glass alternatives.  Along with energy savings there are definite benefits of owning a retractable patio or deck awning, let’s look at three.

 

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Tags: Retractable Awnings, Outdoor Space, Energy Efficiency