The advantages of an architectural aluminum sunshade are many. From providing protection from the heat and sun to complementing the interior décor to saving on energy costs, an architectural sunshade can do it all. Read on to know more…
Protection From The Heat And Sun
One of the main advantages of an architectural aluminum sunshade is that their brise soleil design allows them to act as sun control devices, providing protection from the heat and sun. This protects you and your furnishings in the living space from overheating and allows you to enjoy the outdoors even on a bright summer day. The soft appearance of the aluminum material provides a very pleasing visual impact while adding to the protection it endows. This is especially useful if you have children or pets who are a lot more vulnerable to heat than adults. Children and animals can suffer from overheating a lot more easily than adults can, so ensuring their safety in the outdoors is of primary importance.
Complementing The Interior Decor
Another important advantage of an architectural aluminum sunshade is that sunshade designs can complement the interior décor. This is mostly useful if the room that it is covering has a relatively simple interior design with only a few interior elements. For instance, if the room has an ornamental chair or table, it would be wise to save this for the inside and cover it with an aluminum sunshade. This adds a touch of luxury and sophistication to the interior design. It also provides better insulation and a better cooling effect for the room. Moreover, the metallic shine of the aluminum surface provides a lovely contrast to the interior design elements behind it.
Saving energy is always a smart move, especially if you are paying for electricity on a monthly basis. If you install an architectural aluminum sunshade in a sunny window, you will cut down significantly on your energy costs. This is mainly because sunshades automatically block the heat from entering the room, reducing the temperature. This alone can lower your energy consumption by 10 percent or more. The sunshades also stop the harsh rays from directly hitting you while outdoors, protecting you from overheating and potential health issues. Moreover, if you have pets, an architectural aluminum sunshade can provide better insulation for your furry friends than a regular window shade. This means they can stay cool even in the summer and not overheat, which in turn reduces the risk of health issues. In the winter, the sunshade provides extra heat insulation, keeping your home warmer and more comfortable. The extra layer of insulation also means you have to set the thermostat a few degrees higher so the heat doesn’t escape through the cracks around the edges of the aluminum sheeting.
If you have a lot of floor space in the room covered by the aluminum sunshade, better ventilation is another important advantage. This is because the shade keeps the room well-air-conditioned thanks to its open-air design and ventilation slots in the sides. To achieve this, all you need to do is set the vent to “on” mode and open the windows nearby. When outdoors, you can still enjoy the fresh air even when the room is snug and warm, thanks to the open-air design of the sunshade. This creates a better atmosphere in the room, making it more comfortable for you and your family to spend time there. The open-air design of the sunshade also means you can enjoy nature sounds such as the wind chimes while retaining fresh air pressure. This is not something you can say about other types of window shades.
Last but not least, we have long-lasting durability. Many types of window shades have a lifespan of no more than three years, which is pretty poor compared to most home décor products. However, architectural aluminum sunshades are built to last much longer and often offer better durability than other products of its kind. The reason behind this is that the metallic surface treatment used on the aluminum sheeting to give it its shiny appearance extends the lifespan of the sunshade by shielding it from the UV rays that cause home décor and furniture to deteriorate quickly. This effect is more noticeable in tropical regions such as the Caribbean, where the sun shines strongly and directly on the windows. The strong sunlight and warm temperatures make the wood in the region extremely susceptible to dry rot and other types of damage. However, since most wood is made up of water, it is not uncommon for it to warp, peel, or crack from the heat. The protective metallic surface treatment on the aluminum sunshade shields it from this damage, letting it maintain its pristine looks for years to come.
When considering all the advantages that an architectural aluminum sunshade offers, it is easy to see why this type of product has gained so much popularity in recent years. It is basically ideal for residential applications and can do almost everything that a window shade can do, with the exception of being opened up while keeping the room cool.
Sharchs Corporation provides and installs high-quality aluminum sunshades for commercial use. We have helped many businesses improve their curb appeal and enjoy other benefits that come with our dynamic aluminum sunshade projects. You can enjoy these perks as well – and it starts with a call.
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