Fabric Awnings are an effective way of preventing solar heat gain through windows by stopping heat before it reaches the glass. The Hunter Douglas Window Coverings Fabric Awning range is extensive and versatile.
Preventing heat from entering a building through the window can make a significant difference to cooling costs over the life of the building. Roll-up fabric awnings can reflect 70% of heat (or more for lighter colours) before it reaches the window. Awnings have the added benefit of being retracted during winter to allow winter sun to enter the building to reduce heating costs.
Many awnings can be automated using sun and wind sensors, or connected to building management systems to optimise energy savings. In fact, careful selection of shading integrated in building design can avert the need for air-conditioning altogether.