The first sunny days of spring have already shown that summer can be a great one again. Then the sun shines from the blue sky for hours on the roofs, in the gardens and on the terraces. Nice for real sun worshippers, but sometimes a little too much of a good thing. That’s where a comfortable heat shield does you good. HP Gasser AG has some practical solutions in its portfolio.
Modern roof windows can also be a heat shield
Especially under the roof it gets really hot and stuffy on sunny summer days. Even with ventilation options such as roof windows, it can be uncomfortable if the glazing of the roof windows does not meet the latest standards and there is no shade installed at the window.
Modern roof window elements not only have thermal insulation properties for cold days, they can also be a good heat shield in the summer. After all, a decent thermal insulation glazing not only keeps the heat inside the house in winter, but can also keep the heat outside in summer. In addition, blinds or sun blinds can be installed, which is not a big problem with modern roof window elements. Special coatings on the glass can also reduce excessive summer heating under the panes. There are thus good possibilities for installing sensible summer heat protection for life under the roof. Even without expensive and energy-consuming air conditioning. By the way, good insulation of the roof surfaces also contributes to heat protection in summer.
Sun sails for garden and terrace
But the technical details are also remarkable. For example, we use only high-quality insulating glass as triple stepped glass in the HPG oecoline quadro®. With a standard frame height of 500 millimeters, a full 200 millimeters of insulation are installed, resulting in an excellent U-value over the entire element of 0.35 W/m2K (for a ceiling opening of 1,000 x 1,000 mm). The interior cladding is usually created on site with a plasterboard.This allows the ceiling opening to be finished in the same material as the adjacent building components without the need for separation joints.
Even more protection from hot sun and the harmful UV rays can provide in the garden or on the terrace a sun sail. HP Gasser AG from Lungern/Obwalden also has attractive, robust and durable products for this in its range. The HPG Memsail® sun sails are elegant and durable shade providers that do a good job not only on hot summer days.
The strong fabrics and reliable bracing ensure that good shading is possible in the chosen place. In addition, the sun sails always set design highlights in the garden or on the terrace. And what could be nicer on a hot summer day than a shady spot under an HPG Memsail® sun sail in various sizes, designs and colors?
A few more tips
Also apart from the shady and cooling products from HP Gasser AG, we would like to provide you with a few long proven tips and tricks against too much summer heat. First and foremost, always drink enough! Especially non-alcoholic and unsweetened drinks are always good in warm weather. It is best to air the room thoroughly in the early morning when it is still cool. During the day, keep the windows closed as much as possible. That way, not too much summer heat from outside comes inside. Provide shaded window areas wherever possible. The shade in front of the window is always better than the shade behind the window. So shade from the outside so that the heat cannot accumulate behind the glass surfaces. In the evening, after sunset, ventilate the room properly and the indoor climate should be back to normal. Slightly moving air, for example from a fan, seems cooler to us than stagnant air. If you hang up in addition still a few light damp cloths in the area, these work by the evaporation coolness like an air conditioner.
Surely you know one or the other trick, but usually much of summer heat protection can already be solved well with modern windows and attractive shading systems. In any case, we wish you a good and beautiful summer.