Sunny afternoons and humid nights are on their way and you know what that means - inevitably you'll cranking your AC and wasting money on utility bills. So, before the summer heat returns once again, you might want to consider investing in an awning to reduce the cost of cooling. Here’s how it works:


Material - Awnings made of metal are sturdy, but if you’re goal is to reduce the summer’s heat, choose an awning made with light-colored polyvinyl and acrylics with a tight-knit weaving to block out majority of the sun.

Style - Not all types of awnings are made for the heat. If your custom awning will primarily be used for cutting utility bills, remember that hot air can become trapped around a window if the awning does not have proper ventilation. As your custom awning provider about your options.

Type - There are many different types of awnings on the market, and each serve a different purpose. If you want to cut down on energy bills but want an easy solution for cold weather, then you will benefit from a retractable awning. This type of awning is designed to keep your home cool in summer and made to retract in winter to prevent damage from heavy storms.

At Dean Custom Awnings, we offer several types of retractable awnings that are durable, beautiful, and have a lifetime frame warranty! Learn more about our selections here. If a retractable awning sounds like the ideal addition to your outdoor space, give us a call at (845) 425-1193 for more information on our services.