HOMEMADE WINDOW AWNINGS PROVIDES SHADE AND SAVES ON AIR CONDITIONING
As old fashioned as these my seem, they still do the job, they were used quite frequently back in the days before air conditioning became common.
Before air conditioning became popular, window and door awnings were quite popular to shade the windows and doors from the sun. The ones pictured are homemade, but still do the job quite well.
However, when air conditioning became common place, awnings seem to have all but disappeared. However, what most people do not understand is that awnings still provide the same shade as they did many years ago. Now they can help save you substainally on your electric bill by providing shade from the sun.
The one pictured here we made ourselves with canvas material. The only complaint I have is I wish I had even more of them. This one is made to be able to be taken down in the winter, for that is when I open the blinds and let the sun in the window to help cut down on the heating bill.