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February 08, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 80

Under the current economic situation, many houses have lost value and homeowners are unable to sell their homes to move up to a larger and nicer one. As a result, homeowners are often choosing home upgrades to make their existing houses more comfortable and provide additional living space. One of the most cost effective option is to use sliding patio doors and awnings for home to create an outdoor room or living space.

Awnings have long been popular on commercial buildings such as restaurants where they provide protection from sun and rain in outdoor seating areas. Attractive and functional awnings for home use are now available. Best used in conjunction with sliding patio doors as they create an outdoor living area ideal for relaxing any time of day.

Sliding patio doors offer easy transition between indoor and outdoor living areas while awnings for home use extend the living area beyond the walls of the home. Home awnings protect residents from rain and from the heat of the sun. The temperature under the shade of the awning can be about 20 degrees cooler than would be the case without the awning. Homeowners can also choose to screen off the outdoor room for protection from mosquitoes and other insects.

Awnings for home use are retractable so that homeowners can open them to define the protected outdoor living area or retract them to let more natural light into the house. The mechanism for opening and retracting the awnings can be either manually operated or automatic. Manually operated awnings offer ease of installation and usually a lower cost while motorized awnings open or close easily by simply pushing a button.

Many options are available for size, materials, design, and color of the awnings for home use. Homeowners can choose vibrant stripes or other bright designs to make the awnings stand out, or they can choose colors and materials to blend into the existing home decor so that the awnings appear as simple extensions of the house. Sliding patio doors are also available in many sizes and styles to fit every space and budget.

Most homeowners use awnings for home use in combination with sliding patio doors to create outdoor living and dining space but awnings have other uses in residential settings. For homes without garages awnings can be used to make a simple workshop area. Whether you are designing an outdoor living space in your patio or extending the protection of your home to a workshop space awnings for home use can upgrade your home at a fraction of the cost of adding a traditional walled room or garage.

The author is an architect and is dealing with sliding patio doors and many other doors as per the clients need. To know more about sliding patio door and sliding patio doors prices please visit

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