If you have a nice backyard, but you want to capitalize on the space, you can put stone tiles or bricks down to create a patio. Then you can install a retractable awning from the back of your house over the stone/tile patio. Here are some major benefits of installing the awning.
Reduction of Heat Focused on the Back of the House
If the back of your home faces east or west, that side of your home gets a lot of sun for more than half a day. A lot of sun translates to a lot of heat during the summer, which can make your house very hot. In turn, a hotter home translates into your air conditioning going into overdrive to try and cool the whole house. If you install the awning, and unfurl it until the sun passes by midday, it stops the heat from collecting inside at the back of your home. Then your air conditioning does not have to work as hard, and you will not pay as much to cool your home.
You Can Be Outside in the Shade
Sitting under a tree to sit in the shade is not always ideal. There usually are a lot of bugs that crawl and fall on you from the tree, and it leaves you very uncomfortable. If you have the retractable awning, you have a lot of shade under which you can sit without worrying about a lot of bugs falling and crawling on you.
The Awning Creates an Instant Classy Place to Entertain
It is not enough to have a brick or tile patio outside. Even a wooden deck is not really a whole space by itself. By giving this area a "roof," it becomes another room and another space where you can entertain and relax with family and friends. Add a brick wood stove and a grill cooking area, and it definitely becomes another room.
The Awning Is Very Decorative
If you take a look a some awnings, you will see that they are very decorative. You can get all kinds of patterns and colors for your awning, and all of them are made of washable, sun-resistant canvas. You can pick whatever you like and even request a custom size with unique features. Talk to an awning manufacturer to see what they can do for you, and be sure to measure across the back of your home to get the correct size for your awning.
For more information, reach out to a company like A & L Home Improvement.