How well is your house coping with the heat?
Keeping the heat out of the house is now becoming important in Tasmania and off your windows.
How do you do that you ask, well
For your existing dwelling it is hard to add wider eaves.
· Would could start an awning, a awning that folds out. Ensure you have checked your structure above the windows to be able to take the weight. Other wise a fixed awning above the windows.
· You may have to wait a couple of years but you could plant some deciduous trees to shade the windows
· You could invest in some heavy drapes and have them close when the sun is hitting them or sun filter shades.
· Another option may be Shutters than could swing in over the windows, these could be designed so they allowed light through and cut the hot sun off the window face.
Direct sun can generate the same heat as a single bar radiator over each square metre of a surface, but effective shading can block up to 90% of this heat. (your home)