Energy Efficient Steel Awnings for Home or Office


Steel and Metal Awning

Energy-efficient steel awnings

Want a steel or metal awning for your garage or front door? Something that looks awesome and will keep the heat out of the home?

Window awnings can reduce solar heat gain in the summer by up to 65% on south-facing windows and 77% on west-facing windows. You can use an awning to shade one window or have an awning custom-made to shade the entire side of your house.

Both metal and fabric awnings can be used over windows and doors, but, in Texas, metal is preferable because of its durability and performance. The initial expense of metal awnings will be more than that of fabric, but their longevity is often worth the cost.

Energy efficient steel awnings are not only a great way to add a fantastic look and feel to your residential or commercial property, they are also a great way to reduce your utility bill. Here in Austin, Texas homebuilders and communities have been installing garage awnings and window awnings in a
variety of shapes and sizes due to customer demand.

“People realize that steel awnings over their windows reduce the amount of heat transfer into their homes and help to cut down on energy use. We have been advocates of high-end residential and commercial energy efficient steel awnings for over 20 years, but they are just now becoming popular,” said Jacob Reinhauser, a US Green Building Council and LEED certified architect.

The energy efficient awnings assist in stopping the sun from beating down on your windows, thereby reducing heat transfer and thus assisting in cutting down on electric bills. During hot Austin, Texas summers of 95* and more, the additional shade provided by these steel awnings on an average home with 300 square feet of window area can significantly help to make the home more comfortable.

One local Austinite recalled ordering a steel awning from Gonzales Ironworks because she liked the way it looked on her neighbor’s house, “the shade it provided my house was just a nice additional benefit.” Many residential and commercial property owners feel the same way, they are not just installing steel awnings on their buildings for the heat transfer reduction, they are doing it because they like the way it looks.

You can choose window treatments or coverings not only for decoration but also for saving energy.

Call us at 512-835-1304 for a consultation and estimate to install energy efficient steel awnings for your home or commercial property..