What to do to Protect your Home from Direct Sun Heat

Your home is the one and only place where you feel comfortable. You may be visiting different kinds of places with different qualities, but the peace

 Your home is the one and only place where you feel comfortable. You may be visiting different kinds of places with different qualities, but the peace that you find at your home, can't be get any where else. With climate changes, or you are already living where the weather remains hot and sunny for the most time, You have to protect your home from direct sun heat, to make your home temperature normal, save yourself from spending more on electricity bills to maintain the temperature with the help of different home appliances, and to save the exterior of your home.

What to do to Protect your Home from Direct Sun Heat

What to do to Protect your Home from Direct Sun Heat

To be close to nature and use natural resources is the best way to live life happily. Instead of spending regularly and much more on different home appliances, you should try the given methods to protect the interior and exterior of your home from direct sun heat.

Do Something for Interior Windows
What to do to Protect your Home from Direct Sun Heat

Here are some ideas that you can apply to cover the interior of your windows:

Curtains/Drapes:

  • The first and the most reasonable way to protect your home from sun heat is to cover the interior of your windows with Curtains or Drapes. Curtains will cover only the window area, while Drapes cover the area from window to down to the floor.
  • When the sun is more bright cover the windows with curtains or drapes.
  • Choose the dark colors to protect your home from sun heat and sun light.
  • Keep the draperies closer to the windows.

Window Blinds:

  • If you want an affordable solution to protect your home from sun heat by covering the interior of your windows, you can go with Window blinds, that are available in horizontal and vertical slats.
  • You can adjust these slats as you want, according to how many light you want to get in your home. You can choose color according to your choice, as lighter colors will let the light get in and darker colors can stop the light.

Rollers/ Roman Shades:

  • You can install Rollers or Roman Shades, to protect your home from sun heat. That is also an affordable option. You can buy Rollers or Roman Shades from market easily. 
  • The Roller bar will be attached to the top of your window and its shades will be lowered with an attached cord. Roman Shades also do the same thing but you will get these shades in Heavy Fabrics.

For Exterior of the Widows:
What to do to Protect your Home from Direct Sun Heat

If you will do something for the exterior of the windows, this way will protect your home interior as well as it will protect the exterior of your windows from getting damaged. You may choose any from the given options:

Window Film or Tint:

  • You can apply Window Film to protect your home from sun heat and UV rays. With Window film you will also be able to get the necessary light in your home. You just have to buy it and stick it to the exterior window glass. Window Tint also does the same work as Window film but with it you can have more privacy and more shade.

Solar Window Screen:

  • Exterior Solar Window Screens works like Rollers, they are for the exterior of your windows and rollers are for interior.
  • They are easily available in the markets, you can choose colors and variety according to your affordability. Darker colors are more effective.

Exterior Shutters/ Shades and Awnings: 

  • You can install shades and shutters to protect your home from sun heat up on the exterior of your windows. Market is full with many types of shutters and shades, they are available in wood, fabric, steel, aluminum, and vinyl. You can choose any according to your need and affordability.
  • You may also go with Awnings, that are roof like shelters made of different fabric or metals. They are installed above the windows and extended down and out to create shade. You can fix them according to the weather of your area, and choose colors, light colors will let more light to come inside your home.

Use Landscape Techniques:
What to do to Protect your Home from Direct Sun Heat

  • Nature helps you to be more comfortable. You can choose different landscape techniques that is a natural way to protect your home from sun heat.
  • You can make your home environment cool, you can grow shrubs and groundcover plants. They will also give a natural beauty look to your home.
  • You can grow trellises or climbing vines, they will cover your home and your home will show a heaven like view, because of the beauty of these vines.
  • You can also grow the deciduous trees to give more shade to your home. You can buy them from any nursery, plant them on the side from where the sun rays get upon your home. Don't plant them too closer to your home, because their growing roots can damage the home walls.

Roof and Outer Parts of Home:
What to do to Protect your Home from Direct Sun Heat

  • To protect your home from sun heat it is necessary to protect the roof and outer parts of your home. 
  • Paint the exterior of your home in white or some lighter color, so that it will absorb less heat.
  • To keep your home cool apply Weather stripping under the doors, use caulk to seal off cracks and crevices. Install insulation in the attics. add more insulation if you have double story home.
  • Choose the insulation type according to the climate where you live, with the help of any expert.
  • A reflecting coating can also be applied on your roof, because it is your roof that absorbs the most heat. If you will apply any reflecting coating on the roof, your home will be protect from sun heat the most.
  • You can also go with Radiant barriers to stop sun heat from getting in to your home or damaging your home roof. They are sheets of paper-backed aluminum foil, it can be most helpful to reduce ceiling heat, as its single piece can reduce ceiling heat by 25%.
  • When you are going to pour the driveway, use the mixture of asphalt and concrete instead of using the traditional materials. This mixture evaporates water faster and reflects more light. 

So, you can choose any from the given ideas to protect your home from sun heat, the more you will close to the nature the more you will be comfortable, so choose to keep your home in natural environment, grow grass, plants and trees to protect your home from sun heat. Hope this guide would be of help for you.