Our climate is changing. With record breaking temperatures recorded in the UK just last month scientists are warning of increasingly hot temperatures becoming the norm. With most UK homes not built for extreme temperatures, the question on many people’s minds is how we can update our homes to protect us from the soaring temperatures.
Research by Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, found that 56% of Brits resort to keeping their windows open all the time to try and stay cool during a heatwave. Another 48% admitting to keeping their curtains closed whilst 45% had to buy a fan to beat the heat. 36% of us even admit to escaping outdoors when it gets too much indoors.
While opening a window to let in air may give the illusion that your home is getting cooler, the fact is it simply lets in more hot air that can lead to even higher temperatures indoors. And while shutting blinds and curtains may help to keep heat out, sitting in the dark is impractical and is no way to spend our summers. Glazing can provide a more sustainable, effective, and long-term solution.
Pilkington UK are committed to helping Brits enjoy their homes year-round, and their range of Solar Control products are just the way to do it. Only 1% of those surveyed had solar control glass at home, further reinforcing how unprepared UK homes are for high temperatures.
Investing in good quality, modern glazing might be a significant first step and the innovative Pilkington Suncool™
70/35 can protect homes and help you keep your cool for years to come. Larger, feature windows, bi-fold doors or new skylights will all allow additional light into the home – and with Pilkington Suncool™
70/35 you can have a bright but cool home even through summer months.
The Pilkington Suncool™
Range offers solar control glass products with various degrees of solar control and light transmittance, providing the ideal solution whatever the requirements and orientation of your property is. Pilkington Suncool™
70/35 provides excellent protection from heat gain as well as a good level of thermal insulation and a high natural light transmittance, meaning your glazing can be tailored to create the ideal temperature year-round.
Pilkington UK’s Marketing & Value-Added Manager, Leo Pyrah, says: “We are starting to get creative with ways to keep cool during summer, from DIY pools to keeping clothes cool in the freezer. With serious changes in weather, you need to get serious with your solutions. At Pilkington UK we pride ourselves on creating innovative products that will really make a difference in keeping your property cool without depending on unreliable homemade hacks.”
For more information on Pilkington Suncool™
and other products within the range, please visit: Pilkington.co.uk/suncool