Shading windows can greatly reduce overheating of your house and of course reduce the power usage for cooling your living environment. As we all know East and West facing windows can gain significant amount of heats throughout the summer.
Can be shaded with overhangs that will block the high summer sun, but allow the low winter sun to shine in and provide passive solar heating when it’s wanted.
Overhangs do not work for these windows, since the sun is low in the sky when shining on the east and faces of the dwelling. External shading devices work best for east and west aspects. Trees, screens and external shades or anything that blocks the sun can do the magic.
It is important to understand that the inside shading devices are not as effective as external shading, but can still be helpful. Especially when it comes to BASIX and Thermal Performance Assessment, we cannot take into account removable and temporary devices such as curtains and blinds.
The following specifications apply to shading devices. These specifications will appear on the Certificate if you select any of these devices. Select the links below for more information on each specification.
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