A 2007 study conducted by the Center for Sustainable Building Research at the University of Minnesota found that awnings can save homeowners up to 25 percent on energy costs. 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 Naturally, awnings block up to 77 percent of solar heat that is absorbed through windows.


A sunroom is an outdoor enclosure using large, spanning windows to emphasize the outdoors. The great thing about all season sunrooms is that they are designed to be used year round. The sunrooms use vinyl and 3-Ply or 4-Ply insulation with a high R-value to ensure the sunrooms are true home additions that can keep you comfortable in inclement weather.