Cooling the home down during summer can be a challenge. It’s very sunny for the most part of the day. What’s more, the wind can also be warm, which doesn’t help cool homes down even when the windows are open.
Oftentimes, homeowners resort to turning the air conditioning unit on all day. While this does help cool the house down, it results into high energy bills. You’ve got to find a way to prevent heat from entering your home and prevent cool indoor air from escaping.
Here are some things you can do to your windows to keep your home interior cool during summer:
Shutters provide your home with protection during storms and during summertime. These block or limit the amount of sunlight that enters your home, which also results in a reduced amount of solar heat. Install shutters on your wood window to add protection and privacy to your home.
Use high-reflectivity films on your windows
High-reflectivity films help prevent solar heat from entering your home by reflecting them, pointing them to a direction away from your interior. These can help reduce the amount of heat that enters your home.
Use cellular shades
Cellular shades are very helpful in preventing sunlight and solar heat from entering your home. By trapping air inside cells, these shades effectively create a barrier that acts as a defense against heat and UV rays.
Whether you use a fiberglass window or another type of window, weatherstripping will help them prevent cool indoor air from leaking and escaping outside your home, making your interiors feel cooler.
Install energy-efficient Windows
Energy efficient windows might be a bit expensive, but they are capable or reducing the amount of heat that enters your home. They prevent indoor air from leaking. Additionally, they also protect your furniture from UV damage, helping them to last longer.
There are a lot of things you can do to prepare your windows for the summer. Interested in investing in new windows? Trust the pros at Skyline Windows to do the job. Call us at (804) 729-8344 or fill out our online form for a free estimate!
We offer wood, fiberglass and composite window options.