In the rising temperatures of the past week I have noticed a lot of awnings going up on the older homes in our neighborhood. I am simply loving the look.
It seems like awnings on homes are a trend of the past. Nowadays they are mostly used for shop fronts and cafes.
I suppose this is due to modern air conditioning, the time and expense for placing awnings over windows and doors each summer, as well as the cost of replacing them as I’m sure they get considerably worn by the sun over time.
Here are three reasons why I think awning are still pretty cool (haha, no pun intended)
1. Aesthetically pretty and summery.
2. Provide shade + conserve electricity.
3. Allow you to use outdoor spaces such as patios or decks in high temperatures.
Do you have any experience with awnings? Do the pros outweigh the cons or is there a reason for the dying trend?