Two remodeling tips to keep your home cool this summer
Posted on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 6:09:57 PM
Summer is just around the corner, and if you spent the last one suffering from the heat, consider remodeling your home. Home improvement financing can be used in key ways to improve the cool factor of a property.
Here are two remodeling projects to consider before the summer arrives:
1. Install screen windows. Increasing your chances of catching wisps of wind can quicken the cooling down process in the evenings. It works even better when you can create a cross breeze by opening windows across from each other in the room or house. Recent modern updates now allow you to install a screen in a wide variety of windows and doors.
"Today homeowners have a wide variety of styles of screens to choose from," Sheri Goodwin, sales manager of Premier Retractable Screens told Modern Home Guide. "Whether a homeowner needs to screen doors or windows, French doors, swinging doors, patio sliding glass doors, or large openings like patios or lanais, there’s a vast array of screen solutions to fit every need."
2. Purchase shades. While it may be odd, instead of using shades in the evenings, switch to using them throughout the day. Before you go to work, partially close windows and draw the shades down to approximately 5 inches from the window sill. This will allow your home to retain the cool air from the evening and keep the warming sunlight out.