Four advantages to adding an awning to your home

Spring is a great time to rejuvenate, recharge and start over. With gentle sunshine but without the sweltering heat of a typical July in Utah, it’s great time to revamp the appearance of your home. Read More

Autumn is a great time to refresh, recharge and start over. With warm sunshine but without the sweltering heat of a typical July in Utah, now it’s a great time to revamp the appearance of your home.

Improve the look of your home

There are many ways to improve the look of your home before this winter. Awnings are an excellent way to give your deck or patio enchanting ambiance without emptying your entire wallet. And not only are awnings a great way to add color and personality to your home, but they also provide shade. In states with intense summers like Utah or Nevada, an awning can turn a miserably hot day into an enjoyable vacation.

Many awnings are available in plenty of color options and patterns. There are dozens of choices: from stripes to solids and from slide-wire to retractable. You can decide what look would be best for your home. They also often come with limited warranties and remote-controlled extension.

Cool your outdoor space

One great thing about an extendable awning is that you can decide if you want to enjoy your deck in comfortable shade or you can simply retract the canopy and get a suntan. The weather can be fickle, especially in states like Utah, so it’s good to be able to adjust the climate on your deck or patio.

Protect your outdoor deck and furniture

Besides blocking undesired sunlight, awnings can also protect you from things like rain or bird droppings. You may be surprised how often a beautiful deck can be desecrated by the neighbor’s pigeons. Awnings can also extend the life of your deck because they protect it from rain or sun damage over long periods of time.

Increase the value of your home

Custom-designed awnings are not uncommon, either. If you have a unique patio, an awning is still an option. Depending on the size and material of your awning, the price can vary. But generally speaking, an awning is always affordable, especially if you compare it with other renovations. In Utah, the housing market is booming. Believe it or not, adding an awning can actually improve the value of your home.

Whether you want the shade protection or the aesthetic appeal which awnings offer, an awning is a great idea.

Getting an affordable awning is easy and good for your patio. With a simple crank or the touch of a button, you can feel like your home has expanded beyond its walls. Your deck, patio or terrace can turn into an attractive living space with the addition of an awning.


SugarHouse Industries is the largest provider of custom awnings, boat tops and specialty canvas covers in the Intermountain West. Established in 1941, our family-owned business remains committed to putting a personal touch into everything we do. That is why we custom-make every product we offer to fit the unique needs of our clients. Read our Google Reviews to see why our customers have been choosing SugarHouse for the past 75 years.