Do Retractable Awnings Provide Sun Protection?

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Retractable Awnings have been a reliable solution for homeowners who want to enjoy their outdoor space in comfort and style. There are many solutions promising sun protection on the market, and awnings certainly deliver in shading your home.

What is a Retractable Awning?

Awnings are roof-like covers that extend over space and offer shelter from any weather event. They can be found over the windows and doors of commercial or residential properties. Awnings are manufactured using Swela fabrics and are coated with a Teflon finish to safeguard against wear and tear. Talius’ Awnings are available in unique styles including:

  • Santana Awnings is the best choice for expanding your outdoor living space and adding a hint of contemporary style to your space.
  • Primasol semi-cassette awnings are manufactured with a curved bar that aligns with the aluminum hood to offer protection from deterioration.

Do Awnings offer Sun Protection?

Awnings are superior sun protection solutions. Swela fabric is a modern sun shade made from high-technology polyester weave offering UV protection of up to 50+. This means your space is protected from as much as 98% of sunlight. Though Swela is available in a range of colors, lighter-colored awnings reflect more sunlight.

This means that Retractable Awnings provide the much-needed sun protection your home needs.

Why is Sun Protection important for your home?

We often hear that too much sunlight can be harmful to the skin, but prolonged exposure can be just as damaging to your home. The real harm is not the light we see, but the UV energy. Though UV rays are impossible to see, they contain high volumes of energy. Most of the light entering your home contains UV energy. Over time, fabrics, dyes, wood, and even the flooring of your home will deteriorate because of UV rays.

The rays are responsible for as much as 40% of all interior fading. Luckily if you have already experienced UV damage, installing an awning for protection will slow the rate of future fading.

What are some other benefits of Retractable Awnings?

Weather Protection

One downside of having an open outdoor space is the possibility of extreme weather events. Retractable Awnings provide shelter from bad weather, to protect your outdoor furniture and decor.


Privacy is a must for a homeowner. You should feel completely comfortable enjoying the at-home experience and awnings allow you to do just that.

Save money on energy

By offering such stellar sun protection, your environment becomes cooler thus reducing the need for energy systems. This contributes to major savings in energy consumption and energy bills.

Increased Curb Appeal

A new addition to the home is always welcomed when it enhances the overall appeal of your property. Awnings are available in a range of styles that combine functionality and appeal.

Talius’ Awnings are built to last and have become a leader in the market for sun protection. Your home is a valuable investment and all of its assets deserve the best protection from UV rays. Contact us today and let us help you customize your awning.

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