Exterior Window Improvements to Help Prepare Your Home for Spring and Summer

Soon, the spring and summer months will be here, and that means you will need to start preparing for heat and sunshine. Some sunlight is good, but it can also be a burden when it causes your home to be too hot or when there is glare when you are at your desk or watching the TV. Direct sunlight can also damage material in your home. Here are some exterior window improvements that can help you prepare for the spring and summer months.

1. Functional Shutters to Protect Your Home from Storms and Direct Sunlight

Shutters are a good way to protect your home from storms during the summer and fall months. Adding shutters to your home is also a great way to protect your home from direct sunlight. Closing the shutters during the hottest hours of the day will help ensure heat gain does not make your home warmer. In addition, roller shutters are available, and they are easy to control, like shades you would have installed inside your home.

2. Awnings That Shelter Window Openings from Sunlight and Rainwater

Awnings are another good improvement to protect your home during the spring and summer months. One of the good things about awnings over windows is that they block direct sunlight during the warmest hours of the day. In addition to protecting your home from sunlight, awnings will also help keep rain away from window seals, and this helps to prevent water damage and rot around the woodwork in window openings. Awnings will help protect windows and ensure they need fewer repairs.

3. Adding Summer Shade with Retractable Awnings for Porches and Patios

Summer shade is something that you may want around your home for areas like porches, patios, and the side of the pool. There are many different options to give these areas shade, such as installing a covering or permanent structure. The problem is you may also want to enjoy sunshine during the summer. A retractable awning or enclosure will give you the best of both worlds, allowing you to enjoy shade and get sunshine when you want it. A retractable awning for a patio is an affordable option for a backyard sitting area and covering to enjoy this outdoor space all year.

These are some exterior window improvements that will help you prepare for the spring and summer months. If you are ready to start improving your home, contact a window-awning contractor and talk with them about installing some of these features for your home. 

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