The title refers to where you want the heat to stay in relation to your room. In case you were wondering.
The definition of “insulating” is: “to cover, line, or separate with a material that prevents or reduces the passage, transfer, or leakage of heat, electricity, or sound”
As the summer solstice has passed, and our evenings are starting to get longer, it is difficult to think about cold weather, with this heatwave still upon us.
In our industry, we don’t think of it as two separate things - keeping an ambient temperature in your home or work place is the same from whichever direction you approach it. It is also a huge topic of discussion as, quite frankly, the average homeowner spends 90% of their time indoors. 90%.
Used correctly, a good insulating shading product will cover both summer and winter, spring and autumn.
With many homes being designed with more glass, staying warm or keeping cool according to the time of year has become so important for both thermal comfort in your home, and even your health and well-being (who is struggling to sleep at night at the moment?)
We can advise on the best options to best help you manage your space, whether that is external or internal shading. We can explain the differences, pros and cons, and help you decide what will make the best difference to your home and/ or work space.
As members of the British Blind and Shutter Association, we also have access to resources that may also help you make a decision, or formulate your questions- take a look at the public page here
Meanwhile, enjoy the sunshine