By providing sufficient windows we try to capture as much light as possible into our homes. In winter, we like to let the sun in for natural warmth and light. This can significantly lower energy consumption and costs for heating and lighting. In summer, however, we often try to keep the sun out of our home. Uncontrolled penetration of sunlight and the overabundance of natural light can seriously disrupt the indoor comfort by overheating, discoloration of furniture and reflections on TV and computer screens. Therefore, it becomes more important to manage natural light, which can easily be done by installing outdoor sun protection.
As you choose your sun protection, keep the following factors in mind:
- the aim of the sun protection;
- the orientation of the room;
- the height of the windows;
- the available budget;
- the visibility to the outside.