Beautify your home while reducing your utility bills! Awnings and door hoods can add character and charm to your home. But they can also help you reduce utility bills by shielding your rooms from the sun, and by creating an extra barrier against weather. During warmer seasons, awnings work to block heat and the sun’s harmful rays. Window awnings can help reduce interior temperatures and shield your carpet and furnishings from damaging UV rays that cause fading and discoloration. And in the colder months, awnings protect windows from snow, sleet, wind, hail and rain.