A room exposed to lots of sunlight throughout the day can get a bit warmer than the rest of your home. Keeping it cool without requiring your cooling system to work harder can be a challenge. But with a good mix of design and functional elements, you can make this room cooler and more comfortable.
In this article, Larry Walty Roofing & Guttering Inc., a trusted commercial roof repair and window expert, shares a few tips on how you can keep a room facing the sun cool.
Drapes, curtains and blinds enable you to control the amount of sunlight that enters the room. If you keep them closed completely, you can block the light and heat coming from the sun. You might want to consider window treatments with a light-colored or reflective backing as they are known to work best. Adding your choice of window treatment can complement the beauty of your interior as well.
While awnings don’t directly affect the temperature inside a room, they can aid in the ventilation of your home reducing the level of humidity. You can keep your windows open during a hot day so that cool, fresh air can enter your home. And thanks to awnings, you can have a shade protecting you from direct sunlight while enjoying the cool breeze. You might also want to consult with a roof repair expert to know if your roofing is effectively keeping the sun’s heat away.
If you want to keep the sun’s light without affecting the temperature inside the room, you should consider energy-efficient double-pane windows. These windows will effectively reduce the heat while providing natural light to the room. Moreover, with a lower indoor temperature, your air conditioner won’t have to double its effort in keeping the room cool allowing you to save on energy costs.
Larry Walty Roofing & Guttering Inc. is one of the most reliable residential and commercial roofing contractors in the area. Call us at (316) 779-2058 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We offer our services to customers in El Dorado, KS, and nearby areas.