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How to Keep Your House As Cool As Possible

When you are in your house during the summertime, there is nothing worse than feeling like you are overheating. This is because heat is being trapped inside your house and cannot escape effectively. If you are searching for different ways to keep your house cool, then this is the perfect guide for you. Boardwalk has been supplying shutters to satisfied customers for years. Read on in order to find out more.

Install Some Shutters

The first step to keeping your house as cool as possible during the summer months is to install some affordable shutters on the windows. The heat from outside will be deflected and will not enter the interior of the home. Research lots of different types before choosing the final one. Wood and plastic are popular materials which the shutters are made from.

Once the shutters have been installed, you should pay close attention to whether you feel any cooler. If you don’t notice an appreciable difference, this could be because you are leaving windows closed in other parts of the house. 

Replace Damaged Shutters

Shutters will be able to do their job if they are working properly. However, if shutters become damaged by falling debris or they are blown loose, this will cause your house to heat up. Choose some replacements from Boardwalk so that your house can be kept as cool as possible. The shutters need to be regularly inspected so that they won’t accrue any extra damage.

Paint Shutters White

This might sound strange, but one of the most effective ways to keep your house cool in summer is to paint the shutters on your house white. The explanation for this is relatively straightforward: white deflects the heat rather than absorbing it.

  • The sun’s rays will bounce off the newly-painted white shutters, and the rooms inside the house will not absorb the heat that is being emitted. 
  • Fading or chipped paint will cause the sunlight to be absorbed into the house, so make sure to give the shutters a fresh lick of paint every once in a while.
  • Then the whole family will be able to sit inside the house without feeling like they have been accidentally trapped inside an industrial-sized oven.

Choose a paint that will not affect the material of the shutters. This will be clearly marked on the label of the paint pot.

Install Awnings

Awnings are designed to be fixed to the outside of the house, so that sunlight cannot directly come through the windows and heat up the house. There are lots of different styles to choose from, so make sure that the awning suits the look of the rest of the house.

Once the awnings have been installed, you will hopefully notice that the rooms inside your house are considerably cooler than they were before. 

Using shutters is one of the most effective ways to keep your house cool during the summer months. If you are looking for cost-effective and durable shutters, contact Boardwalk today!