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In Home Energy Savings

Decrease Cooling Costs
at Home

Skyrocketing utility rates have homeowners continually searching for ways to save on their cooling costs each year. In-home energy savings with a premium shade solution is a green, eco-friendly way to save big on seasonal energy costs. But what is the best choice for your home? It all depends on where the sun hits and the heat gain happens.

SummerSpace® retractable window awnings and solar screen systems are two great ways to save money on your utility bills. Well-designed, premium awning shade and retractable privacy screens can reduce your home’s solar heat gain in the summer by up to 65% for south-facing windows and up to 77% for west-facing windows and doors. Not only is a shade solution a beautiful addition to your home, it’s a smart investment with a fantastic return.


Performance Series Retractable Awning

Retractable awnings offer unmatched quality as you enjoy refined style, shaded comfort, and big savings on utilities each day.

Vivista Window Drop Shade Screen System

Vivista Retractable Screen System

Save big as you effectively reduce sun exposure, control glare, and curb solar heat transmission. Sit back and relax in complete comfort.


Save on Utilities with Outdoor Living Awnings and Shade Screens

Reap consistent cost savings and cut your cooling expenses with shade products from SummerSpace®.

You’re designing a beautiful addition of premium shade products – ones that will give year after year of maximum protection and enjoyment. From a retractable patio awning to screen porch shades, you’ve finally found just the products you desire. We know you can’t wait to get started on your new outdoor area. Your retractable awning or retractable screen system has the ability to add to the functional square footage of your home while also increasing its value and decreasing energy bills.

Screen System FlexShade
Full Cassette 300 Retractable Awning
Pro Series Cassette Retractable Awning_Patio View

Energy Benefits of Shade Products

While you may already be convinced of the incredible benefits a shade solution can provide to your outdoor spaces, you may not be aware that you are also making an incredible investment in decreasing your home’s energy needs. We would all love a little more cash in our pockets – especially in the summer months when utility bills are through the roof. We are happy to say there are great ways to use SummerSpace® custom size retractable awnings, window awnings, and exterior solar screens to transform your utility costs.

A well-designed, premium awning shade and solar screen shades can reduce interior heat gain by up to 65% for south-facing windows and doors and 77% for west-facing exposure, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

French and sliding doors leading to a front or back deck or patio create the largest opportunity for solar heat gain to the interior of your home. Your windows are a close second. But when you use a retractable awning or solar screen to shade your window and doors, you’ll find that direct sunlight is minimized when the sun is high in the sky. Drop screens and retractable privacy screens can also help prevent solar heat any time of day. This is great news for homeowners and business owners alike who are looking for a way to decrease monthly bills on cooling costs.

Have you considered the impact that a retractable patio awning, modern window awning, or retractable privacy screen can have to your space? You’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how much your shade solution can reduce cooling costs – lowering the energy consumption of your HVAC unit. Being proactive about sun protection is a great way to naturally reduce heat gain in the interior of your indoor spaces. All retractable awnings companies are not created equal. Stay comfortable, decrease energy, and enjoy savings year after year with SummerSpace premium shade products!

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