Everyone who lives here knows that Las Vegas is a very hot climate. Most people concentrate on the most obvious methods of keeping cool in the summer heat. They invest in things like the best air conditioning systems that they can afford, or maybe upgrading their windows so as not to allow in as much hot air. Few people think about the things that you can’t see like upgrading the insulation in your walls as ways to keep out the hot air. Many people think about insulation systems only in the capacity of keeping your home warm against the cold, and a forget that insulation also helps to keep your home cooler in the summer. Anything that insulates your home is essentially keeping the air inside your home from getting out, and the air outside from getting in. Once you have created a situation where the air is at the temperature that you want it to be at inside, the systems that we install are working to keep that air exactly where it is. By adding insulation into our homes were upgrading the systems that assist in this process, we level out the amount of cool air that is compromised by the summer heat.
Las Vegas shutters are probably one of them or overlooked system upgrades that you can do to your Las Vegas house. This is because things like plantation shutters are often viewed as being decorative instead of functional. Just because they’re timeless and don’t go out of style, people think that they are a designer upgrade that simply makes your house look more rich and expensive than it might actually be. In reality, plantation shutters are able to trap the heat that builds up inside of windows, this same heat being that which increases the ambient temperatures in your rooms and makes your air conditioning systems work harder to keep the air at the temperature you want it to be. This is because the solid louvers that are employed in a plantation shutters system can be positioned to trap the hot air that is building up inside of the window. It prevents it from flowing into the room and ultimately heating up to air there.
It is important if you are installing plantation shutters into your Las Vegas home to understand that they’re not all the same. Because of the hot and dry climate of Las Vegas, plastic shutters tend to warp when exposed to the summer sun. Cheaper woods tends to split and crack as they dry out over time. This is why the purchase of cheaper plantation shutters is actually not a good idea. You will tend to have more damage occur over time that you will need to repair, which adds to the cost of the shutters. By using the basswood that is considered the best material for plantation shutters, you will avoid the cracking and splitting that is so common amongst installations. By simply paying a little bit more for a better product upfront, you will save money in the long run.