After many months of enduring the cold months of winter, summer is upon us. As things warm, it provides homeowners an opportunity to try energy-efficient tips and lower their reliance on the AC system. The last thing you want is to have outdoor temperature infiltrate your living spaces, rendering your home inhabitable. At Construction Hero, we have experienced and highly trained home remodeling contractors ready to help you keep your indoor spaces cool during the scorching heat. We have compiled several helpful tips to ensure your home remains a welcoming oasis throughout the summer.
Many paints incorporate LRV (Light Reflective Value) in the description. This designated number gives the reflective properties of a specific paint color, helping you determine if it is ideal for indoor or exterior application. Since many products are in the market, it is advisable to consult a professional home remodeling company before insulating your home with paint. The LRV value ranges from 5 to 95, which can be challenging for inexperienced individuals to determine the most conducive. Although most insulating and LRV paints work with direct sunlight, home remodeling contractors can ensure you maximize your investment.
Did you know roof color affects indoor temperatures? If your home has dark roofing material, it will probably absorb heat, rendering your indoor spaces uncomfortable all summer. Before summer goes into full gear, consider installing light-colored roofing material to reflect sun rays and keep indoor temperatures cool. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a highly reflective color can lower roof temperatures by 60 degrees than dark colors. You can save a lot of money during the hot months.
The little measures you take add up, and awnings are another excellent option to lower indoor temperatures. We recommend adding awnings to the windows and doors to provide more shade. Another benefit of these additions is that they keep your indoor spaces cool while reducing the risk of mold and mildew growth. If you prefer a hands-off approach, hire professional home remodeling contractors to handle installations. We can assess areas that receive direct sunlight to ensure the awnings significantly impact your home.
In winter, carpets are preferred for maintaining warm indoor spaces. However, the extra heat is not required in the summer. Tile or hardwood flooring is the most effective way to keep your home cool. If you must use area rags for aesthetic purposes, use wool, grasses, or bamboo. Wool is an excellent option as it handles high humidity better than other materials. A reputable home remodeling company can handle the installation of your new floor, preventing damages and other additional costs.
While the list of cost-saving options in the summer is not limited to the ones mentioned, they can help you save energy and lower your utility costs in the long run. Contact us at Construction Hero to schedule a consultation with our experts. We provide a range of remodeling services guaranteed to improve the quality of your premises.