New research from Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, investigates what Brits can do to keep their homes cool this summer.
According to the research, 56% of Brits resort to keeping their windows open day and night to try and stay cool. Another 48% admit to keeping their curtains closed, whilst 45% have bought fans during the recent heatwave in an attempt to beat the heat. What’s more, a further 36% choose to escape to the outdoors when the heat indoors gets too unbearable.
However, considering different window glazing can provide a more sustainable, effective, and long-term solution for many.
Pilkington UK is committed to helping people across the UK enjoy their homes all year round. Pilkington Marketing Specialist, James Simpson, says: “While only 1% of the people surveyed currently have solar control glass in their homes, one in six (16%) stated that choosing more effective glazing is the first thing they’ll do when they renovate their home. This is why Pilkington Suncool™ is the perfect glazing solution to protect homes from heat gain.”
High quality solar control glazing, such as Pilkington Suncool™, helps keep the heat out through summer months while allowing plenty of natural light in. The Pilkington Suncool™ Range offers various degrees of solar control and light transmittance depending on the requirements and orientation of a property. Notably, the climate is warmer in the South East, where 19% of those surveyed are more likely to invest in new glazing.
James adds: “If homeowners are going to invest in new glazing, it’s important to think about the correct glazing for their needs. The solar control glass provides excellent protection from heat gain with good levels of thermal insulation and a high natural light transmittance, meaning the glazing can help provide ideal temperatures in the home year-round.”
For further information visit, www.pilkington.co.uk/suncool.
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