Beautify You Home With Basswood Shutters
In Las Vegas, we must make special considerations for the weather when we are furnishing our homes and making improvements and design choices. Just like the east coast must make design choices that will potentially help to keep homes warm during the harsh winters, Las Vegas homes must be improved in ways that will keep them cool during the harsh summers. Our average temperatures can easily go over 100 degrees for extended periods during the summer months, and temperatures of 100 degrees are not out of the question either. With this extreme level of heat beating down onto our houses, methods of keeping cool air inside and hot air out must be employed if you are to remain comfortable without paying huge electric bills due to air conditioners working overtime. We must address the insulation in our homes that will act as a barrier against losing the cold air that the air conditioners generate inside, and deflecting the hot air that is swirling around our homes as the sun hits the external areas. Insulation is one of the best methods of reducing air conditioner bills, and keeping the air conditioning units serviced so as to operate efficiently will also bring down monthly bills. However just like on the east coast, we must address our windows with regards to the largest point of leakage of our precious cool air.
In Las Vegas, the glass of your windows is continually assaulted by the sun, creating an area that gives a home a pleasurable aspect in that you can see outside yet a negative aspect in that the air on the interior side will heat up significantly. Windows facing the sun in a Las Vegas summer will often times register heat levels of more than 150 degrees, causing the air inside the room to be raised more than 10 degrees even if your air conditioner is running. The best method of fighting this fact is to be able to provide an extra barrier against the heated air that is generated in the form of plantation shutters. On the east coast these shutters are used to be able to close and seal the window openings during the winter to provide an extra barrier against heat leakage, but in Las Vegas the exact same devices are used to provide an effective barrier against the hot air that causes the room to get hotter. Plantation shutters are the most effective window coverings for this purpose, since their solid nature will allow for them to be closed completely if necessary, or opened at will to let the sunlight in. Blinds or curtains will have an effect, but it will not nearly be as dramatic as the results that can be achieved with plantation shutters.
The issue with many plantation shutters in Las Vegas is that if they are not made from quality materials, they tend to warp and crack due to exposure to the heat. This is why it is necessary to invest in basswood plantations shutters, which will not crack or warp under the extreme conditions. Onyx Vegas installs shutters that are made from the highest quality basswood, which actually allows for larger expanses than all competing products, making them perfect for the large windows we have in Las Vegas. Contact Onyx Shutters Vegas for more information.