Reduce Home Cooling Bill by Half with Professionally Installed Awnings

Home » Blog » Reduce Home Cooling Bill by Half with Professionally Installed Awnings

In the event you’re still considering the pros and cons about installing an awning, perhaps the latest joint report from Whitebox Technologies and The Professional Awning Manufacturers (PAMA) will help. According to their new study, fabric awnings and exterior shades have shown to reduce homeowners cooling costs by more than half.

The study, which evaluated 50 cities, shows that awnings not only help to save money through reduced cooling bills, but also increase the comfort level inside your home by reducing your home’s internal temperature, thus reducing the size of, and mechanical wear, on your home’s AC unit.

The hot summer days of the West Coast are cause for rising energy costs and awnings provide an almost immediate and certainly eco-friendly way to keep your home cool.

While turning on the air conditioner results in higher bills, shades and awnings work with your air conditioning unit to keep your home cooler and reduce the need for additional energy use.

This new study shows that exterior shades or fabric awnings can save as much as $200 each year by reducing the load on your air conditioner. Joe Huang, president of White Box Technology, who conducted the study says, “The significance of this type of energy savings extends beyond reduced home expenses. When numerous homeowners in a community reduce their energy use, there is less demand for energy during peak usage, resulting in overall savings to utility companies and the public.”

The study focused primarily on older homes that are generally smaller and less insulated than newer constructed homes. The results of their data supports claims that solar shades and awnings are smart retrofits that are effective in making older homes more energy efficient.

Another way to ensure your awning choice will help with cooling costs is to choose your fabric wisely. DICKSON® now offers a new generation Orchestra fabric that has improved technical characteristics to that of other fabric choices on the market. Dickson’s fabric has improved durability and solar protection as well as a greater water resistance.

For improved water resistance, the fabric consists of Schmerber 370 mm instead of 350 mm. For better solar protection Dickson offers a tighter weave: 0.11% open instead of 0.36% and more stability, ensuring a higher performance than ever before. With such vast improvements in solar protection, awnings outfitted with Dickson Orchestra fabric will help reduce direct solar gain through your windows.




L Couling

Highly recommended! Cecil very effectively interpreted our vision and provided the post & beam samples that were needed in order to make our decision. We appreciate that the components were custom manufactured to fit our patio. Installation was expertly done by Peyton, Jon and Rahul, and was completed according to schedule, including cleanup. The finished product looks great and we’re now ready for summer. Thank you Mr. Cover All!

Jane Carich

The free hanging custom unit installed 3 levels up looks beautiful, like it belongs, and not an add on to a 35 year old building. The 3 post and beam patio covers are stunning. Installers Rocky & Steve were personable, punctual, fast, clean and most all respectful to our members & their units. Thanks Brandon & Cecil for all your time helping us find exactly what would work for our situation and on budget as well.Thank you Cecil & Brandon.

Lauren Hartt

We are extremely pleased with our new awning from Mr. Cover All. The process from initial consultation to installation has been painless, and the final result is a strong, sturdy, and attractive replacement awning. I am particularly grateful to Rahul who showed me how to change the pitch of the awning which I didn’t know was an option. This information completely resolved our difficulty with where to attach it to the house. Rahul and Adam did a great install, were friendly and comfortable and covid-respectful. Thanks, guys.

Latest Blog Posts

Family-owned and operated business specializing in covers for windows and outdoor spaces. We sell and install awnings, deck covers, canopies and security shutters.

Retractable awnings are the perfect option for people who love the sun and shade.

Get the most out of your outdoor space.

We will help you create your dream patio with our colourful selection of deck covers and canopies, a cozy balcony with our wind and waterproof awnings and roll screens, or a secure storefront with our security shutters. Don’t get caught in the rain! Enjoy your outdoor spaces all year round with deck covers and a little help from Mr. Cover All.

(604) 533-3434

22165 61 Avenue,
Langley, BC
V2Y 2P1

Contact Us

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.