Keep Cool, Save Energy & Reduce Carbon Emissions
Retractable Awnings, Canopies & Exterior Solar Screens Are Part Of A Green Lifestyle
Markilux retractable awnings and exterior solar screens can keep your home up to 20 degrees cooler by stopping solar thermal transfer caused by sunlight penetration through windows and doors. At the same time, our retractable shade solutions don't permanently block desired views and add elegance to your home.
Markilux products are a passive green technology that prevent the sun from ever hitting your windows and doors. As soon as sunlight contacts your glass, the sun's infrared rays pass through the glass and transfer heat into your home, even if you have double-glazed, low-e windows and interior drapes or blinds. The sun's heat is then trapped inside, turning your house into an oven.
You simply can't get the cooling effect achieved by retractable awnings or exterior solar screens with double-glazed low-E windows, interior drapes and blinds.
A recent study by the Center For Sustainable Building Research at the University of Minnesota found that awnings provide significant savings on cooling costs, as well as on peak electricity demand. They do this by significantly reducing solar gain through a home's glass surfaces. The study found that awnings can reduce the need for cooling energy as much as 33%.
Retractable Awnings Help Reduce Production of Greenhouse Gases
Unlike Europe, where awnings significantly reduce or eliminate the need for air conditioning use in the summer, most North American residential and commercial buildings do not yet have awnings or exterior solar screens installed. Because awnings and exterior solar screens reduce the cooling energy required at times of peak usage, there is also a decreased need for electricity consumption, and for utilities to supply generating additional generating capacity. This reduces production of greenhouse gases which contribute to global warming.
So when you are enjoying our beautiful outdoor weather under your stylish Markilux retractable awning, you're also helping reduce your energy bill and greenhous gas emissions. Plus, Markilux manufacturers all of its own components using the highest standards for green manufacturing.
Now that's a green benefit for all of us that's easy--and fun--to live with.
Learn more about how Markilux Architectural Shade Solutions perform as a stunning decorative accessory while providing valuable energy savings in a presentation Awnings As A Decorative Means of Saving Energy.
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