Here Comes The Sun Using Pilkington Suncool™ To Keep Your House Cool In Summer
09 Jul 2018
At last, spring is finally in the air and with it come all the wonderful things that spring and summer bring, cue lighter nights, longer days and hopefully lots of lovely sunshine.
Yet for those whose homes are built to allow lots of light with extensive glazing, the warmer months can often be difficult in terms of temperature control. Keeping the house feeling cool and less like a green house can be tough without the right glazing units in place.
The Pilkington Suncool™ range perfectly complements the growing use of glass in architecture. Solar control and light transmittance options within the range mean that you have complete control over which rooms in the house you want to be lightest, brightest and transmitting most natural light – ensuring that all rooms remain functional throughout the year.
Pilkington Suncool™ One 60/40 is a solar control glass product that provides year-round comfort in conservatories and large areas of glazing in the home by helping to keep them cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
It offers excellent solar control and thermal insulation to maintain a comfortable indoor temperate year round, making it perfect for south or west facing conservatories, glass box extensions and bi-folding doors. It does this by reflecting the sun’s heat in the warmer months and retaining heat in the cooler months.
As well as providing excellent solar control and thermal insulation, Pilkington Suncool™ One 60/40 offers a low internal reflection, reduced glare and helps to protect furnishings from harmful UV.
And if that wasn’t enough to instill the importance of good glazing, then bear in mind that the Pilkington Suncool™ -products also have low-emissivity performance which can help to reduce the carbon footprint of a house for the whole year round. So with sustainability now high up the agenda when considering extensions or the design and build of a new home, Pilkington Suncool™ helps you combine stunning aesthetics and contemporary architecture with a sustainably savvy home that meets the ‘green-building’ initiative.