Also referred to as solar protection or control, sunshading is a general term that refers to multiple mechanisms that can be utilized to regulate the degree of light and heat that enters a building, from the sun. As a substitute to artificial heat and light, the radiation from the sun provides natural lighting and heating.
However, the amount of radiation from the sun may be excess. As such, air conditioning systems may require to be put into place. Aside from the heat, the light from the sun can be so much that it causes visual irritation to those occupying a building. These factors, therefore, have an influence on a building’s glazing. This is where solar shading comes in.
Types Of Solar Protection
These are internal measures that are applied to control the heat and light within a building. However, they regulate these factors after they have already reached a building’s windows. Dynamic sun shading devices can either be operated electronically or manually.
Some of these include curtains, blinds, and shutters. Most of these devices are not only used to regulate heat and light but also as an interior design element to enhance the elegance of a room. They are therefore versatile as they can be tailored to serve numerous purposes.
These devices are constituted in the external design of a building. Even so, they can be disintegrated from the architectural components of the building. For instance, trees also serve as fixed solar control devices. Air cooling structures, recessed windows, balconies, and canopies are some of the common fixed solutions.
When properly installed, either or both types of devices should be fitting sun shading solutions that efficiently provide conducive temperatures and lighting for a building’s users.