How do retractable awnings save on energy costs?

Mike's Mobile Screen & Chimney Service - AwningsA 2007 study conducted by the Center for Sustainable Building Research, at the University of Minnesota, concluded that awnings can save homeowners up to 25 percent on energy costs. The reason? Because awnings result in cooling energy savings by “reducing direct solar gain through windows.” In addition, according to the Department of Energy publication, Cooling Your Home, awnings block up to 90 percent of solar heat that is absorbed through windows.

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