It’s Time to Invest in Your Home

August 24, 2020

Are you ready to add some value to your home? Let us tell you why it’s time to invest in your home. According to a survey conducted by Porch.com, 76% of homeowners in the U.S. have completed at least one home improvement project since the beginning of the COVID pandemic. More are planning to complete… Read More


Are you ready to add some value to your home? Let us tell you why it’s time to invest in your home. According to a survey conducted by Porch.com, 76% of homeowners in the U.S. have completed at least one home improvement project since the beginning of the COVID pandemic. More are planning to complete a project in the next 12 months. If you are one of those homeowners, we’re ready to help you!

If you have no idea where to start with updating and investing in your home, take a look at some of the ideas we’ve put together for you.

More Energy Efficient

Updating your home to make it more energy efficient will not only reduce our carbon footprint but it will put money back in your wallet. Let’s start with your windows.

Feeling the heat come through and dreading the cold winter air? Make sure to check the caulking and weather stripping around your windows. Fill in any gaps. 

In addition to caulking, installing our Verticool interior drop shades will help keep your home the temperature that you desire. You’ll be protected from UV rays since interior shades block up to 99% from entering your home. They also protect your furniture from sun damage and will reduce light glare. And don’t forget about giving yourself some privacy. 

Now that you’ve got your windows under control, consider these other options to increase efficiency:

  • Install fans. Summer is almost over but the dog days are here. By installing fans, you’ll be able to use them in the mornings before it gets too hot and again at night rather than the air conditioner. 
  • Change the filters on your HVAC unit. This should be done every three months. 
  • Consider upgrading your appliances to energy-efficient ones if you don’t already have them.
  • Turn down your water thermostat. You waste energy if you have to turn on the cold-water tap while showering so you don’t burn yourself. 
  • Use LED and CFL lightbulbs.

Boost Your Curb Appeal

It’s no secret that the outside of your home is the first impression. Boosting your curb appeal will definitely add value to your home. There are some really simple ways to do this.

Let’s start with the windows here too. Let SugarHouse give your house a new look with some window awnings. Not only will this help with the appeal, but it will also help with your energy efficiency! We have several different options.

Retractable window awnings come with either manual or motorized controls for convenient operation. Whichever you choose, you’ll be sure to enjoy your window awnings worry-free for years to come thanks to our 10-year limited warranty.

Rigid Frame awnings are very attractive and can add color to the exterior of your home. These awnings are constructed from welded tubular metal supports that are covered in a fabric that can be colored with the color or pattern of your choice.

Rope-Operated window awnings are a sturdy, durable shade solution for your storefront or home. Capable of cooling the interior while beautifying the exterior of your home, this classic awning design has been a SugarHouse customer favorite for over 75 years.

Our awning experts will customize and install your window awnings. You can finish updating your curb appeal with a few DIY projects including:

  • Make your front door stand out by painting it with a pop of color. 
  • Keep up with your landscaping. Overgrown grass and weeds can take away from the beauty of your home.
  • Dress up your front porch by adding some decor. Change it with the seasons or keep it simple year-round.

Protect Your Investments

When investing in your home, you’ll want to make sure those investments are protected and cared for properly. Our custom canvas products will protect backyard investments like outdoor kitchens, fire pits, hot tubs, air conditioners, etc.

Our custom covers are made from a heavy-duty, commercial-grade fabric. It’s a breathable canvas that provides full-length coverage that prevents condensation. You’ll receive a 7-20 year warranty plus a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Let’s get going on your newest and best investment – your home. Give us a call at 801-563-9600.

SugarHouse Industries is the largest provider of custom awnings, boat tops, and specialty canvas covers in the Intermountain West. Established in 1941, our family-owned business remains committed to putting a personal touch into everything we do. That is why we custom-make every product we offer to fit the unique needs of our clients. Read our Google Reviews to see why our customers have been choosing SugarHouse for the past 75 years.