Awnings might seem like just a decorative fixture on a house but they do serve a purpose. When carefully selected and properly installed, awnings add value and convenience to a home. For example, door awnings protect the door over which it is installed from rain and from the damaging effects of sunlight. They also give a dry spot to close your umbrella and take out your keys on rainy days. It’s always a bother to spend so much effort trying to avoid getting wet and then getting wet right before you get inside. Under a sturdy door awning you won’t have to fumble around and get wet after all the effort you took to remain dry.