Keeping cool with external screens

External screens are often recommended by professional architects, air conditioning experts, and design consultants to deal with a range of light and heat issues. They’re the quick solution to these problems, and they look great. They can also help create a beautiful outdoor look and spaces around a building. Outdoor screens are a quick, easy way to solve lighting problems.

External screens- Uses and choices

External screens have a wide range of uses. They can be used as large external screening for big buildings or residential homes, heat blockers and light filters. This broad range of uses is a good indication of how versatile this type of screening can be. External screening is often a combination of problem solvers, dealing with heat, glare, and the need for natural light.

External screens, particularly on the commercial scale, can be big. To adjust them may involve a hand crank or motorised unit. These big screens can easily be adjusted to deal with any lighting situation. They’re made of tough fabrics, usually in tones like whites, greys and black, which are better for light management.

Customizing and design

External screens are very space efficient, and they often help with lighting issues in houses which have multiple facings and different local lighting problems. For larger houses, they’re a simple fix to these situations, providing shade as required, and improving the thermodynamics of heat entering the house.

The external shades can block 90% of heat. That’s good economics in large areas, where air conditioning can be put under a lot of strain dealing with the heated air. The screens are particularly useful in big places like health care environments and offices, where very large areas are often heat affected.

The design advantages are straightforward. The screens are a feature which can be incorporated into any design setting. Use of tones simplifies the colour selection issues, and tones go with any colour scheme.

Getting advice with area problems

The main problems with external screening aren’t whether they’re needed, but the technical issues of what sort of screening is required, and handling the lighting and heat-related issues in big areas.

It’s a good idea to get some technical support when assessing these situations. The technical issues are based on practical points:

  • How much light does the interior require?
  • What sort of heat block is required?
  • What sort of exterior look is appropriate?
  • What size areas need to be screened?

In most cases, external screening can be installed and deal with all the light and heat situations with no fuss at all. An onsite consultation will solve these issues, and provide information about operation, installation times, and provide a quote.

For building owners, the consultation is also a good management tool. Many modern buildings have a range of lighting and heat situations, some major problems, and technical support provides a way of achieving a holistic approach to these issues. External screens provide a single-stream fix, covering the whole building systematically. The outdoor screens are a simple, effective, solution.