If you need to save energy in your Philadelphia home or office building, highly efficient window treatments can help. By installing awnings, drapes, films, or blinds, you can lower heat gain and heat loss during the summer and winter. Call on professionals like Allure Window Treatments to help you learn more about your options.AwningsAccording to energy experts, awnings can reduce solar heat gain by 65 percent in the summer. A typical awning can shade a single window quite effectively. If you need to shade a larger portion of your home, you will need a custom-made awning.Several years ago, awnings were constructed out of canvas or metal. The latest awnings are more durable because they are made out of acrylic fabrics, which resist water damage, fading, and mildew. When choosing an awning, ensure that the fabric is tighten woven and opaque.