Awnings & Outdoor Shades for Your Home

Designer Screen Shades

Designer Screen Shades

Want to get more from your outdoor living space? Consider awnings, which can be both decorative and functional. They can add style and color to your deck and patio while also providing shade to make entertaining outside more comfortable and enjoyable. If you’re thinking of adding an awning or outdoor screen shades to your outdoor-living space, talk to a trained consultant at Windo VanGo in Baltimore. We can help you choose just the right product for your home.

Locations and Benefits

Decks and patios are certainly good places for awning. On the deck or patio, awnings not only provide shade and cooler temperatures, they also protect your outdoor furniture from weather damage. Over doors and windows, awnings provide protection from the elements and can help safeguard your home’s interior from the sun’s damaging rays. Awnings over windows can dramatically decrease your cooling costs in the summer. In fact, some sources say that overall heat reduction during the summer months can be as much as 65% for south-facing windows and up to 77% for eastern and western-facing windows.


If an awning is retractable, you can keep it out when you need it and easily retract it when you don’t, which allows you to control the sun and shade depending on the temperatures outside. Fixed or stationary awnings work well for windows and doors. With innovative automated options, you can extend and retract your awnings with a touch of a button from either inside or outside your home.

Materials and Colors

Awnings can help you extend your interior design colors and themes to your outside deck and patio. Typically, lighter colors trap less heat and reflect direct sunlight, providing a more comfortable outdoor environment.


Our awning specialists will consider not only your aesthetic preferences, but also functional issues such as drainage, ventilation, weight requirements, and more. Some options include traditional straight-edged awnings with either open or closed sides, dome-style awnings, semi-circular awnings (more common for entryways), and more.

Awnings in Baltimore

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