Summer can be a scorcher in many places of Australia, particularly Darwin or Brisbane, and when the heat hangs around day and night it can become a long and trying ordeal. What makes it more frustrating is the fact that keeping our homes cool in summer without the benefit of a costly energy-draining air conditioner is not a simple open and shut case.
So what can you do to stay cool when the starts getting unbearable? If you’re planning a DIY renovation or building a new home it’s important to consider Louvretec external shutters that will keep your house cool in the summer and warm in winter.
Exterior Shutters Are The Better Insulators
There’s been quite a shift from pre-industrial times when glass windows was an artisan-crafted luxury item, and homeowners were taxed according to the number of panes they had. These days, houses are not only getting bigger but so are windows, often to the point where they take up the entire wall.
Windows and doors make up for a lot of the heat loss and heat gain that takes place in a home. How to effectively use windows and doors is critical for managing indoor conditions versus weather conditions.
If your home is properly insulated, then keeping your windows and doors closed during the heat of the day, and opening them up as the summer temperatures drop in the evening, is a good advice. However, if your home is not insulated properly then closing your doors and windows could be counterproductive, creating a greenhouse effect. The best way to keep these controlled is to install an external shutter in each window. External shutters are effective at blocking or directing the light into a room and mare brilliant thermal insulators. The adjustable louvres allow ventilation and light control while limiting the heat gain through windows and doors.
Exterior shutters are top contenders when it comes to thermal insulation in summer, providing an effective, attractive barrier between outdoor heat and the window glass pane. They are also great for added security and privacy without taking up any more space.
Open Your Home To Louvre Shutters
If you’re after an outdoor entertainment space that is comfortable day and night then the outdoor sliding shutters are the ideal choice. They can be used to block out unwanted sunlight and heat or directing a breeze with the outdoor louvres.
Shutters are an excellent option to get rid of heat buildup from a closed house after a long hot day. Fling open your doors and windows when you get home to cross ventilate, or use fans to expel the hot air if there is no breeze. Homeowners need to do what they can to stay cool and make the most of the glorious summer weather because before you know it, you’ll be moaning about the cold and longing for the summer season again.