With the summer temperatures, it’s hard to keep cool, especially at night, but your choice of window dressing can play an important part and wooden window shutters can certainly help provide shade and keep the temperature down.
I have wooden window shutters in all my rooms (no surprise there!) In this heat they have played an important part in keeping the temperature down by providing much-needed shade and keeping the suns rays out. Much as I hate to shut the sun out, as I often feel we don’t see much of it, it’s key to staying cool and getting a good nights sleep.
There are several ways they help:
- Shade – they allow you to angle the louvres so that you can angle the sun away from where you are sitting or working and cut down on the heat entering your room.
- Fading – the louvers have a UV filter built in to prevent the wood colour or paint fading, but angling them away from furniture also means that you can prevent furnishing or furniture fading in the harsh rays.
- Ventilation – although the louvers can be angled to prevent sun entering it still allows the air to flow freely through them, letting what little breeze there is in to circulate and cool the room.
- Blackout – you can also include the blackout option, and this prevents the rays of the sun waking you up early, but also reflects rays away, reducing the amount of heat and harsh light entering the room early in the morning. While you may not want to leave the blackout in place all day, you can while you are at work or not using a room to help keep the room temperature lower.
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