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Kit Your Home Out With Summer Essentials

Summer is pretty much here, we don’t need the time of the month to confirm that, it’s defined to us by the sun that we see and the warmth that we feel on our bones. So since summer is here to stay, and a lot of the world is not going to be able to enjoy the summer sun like they usually would, it’s instead time to think about your home instead. There are so many ways that your home can be changed in order for it to be ready for the heat that the sun brings. In fact, we’d call it essential if this year is meant to be as hot as it’s expected to be. There’s nothing worse than your home being the only place you can go to cool off, and your home being one of the hottest and most uncomfortable places. So, if you keep on reading, we’ll show you some of the essentials you need to kit your home out with. Keep on reading to find out more. 

Exterior Changes

Different types of roof coating. Background from layers of sheet
Different types of roof coating. Background from layers of sheet metal profiles, ceramic tiles, asphalt roofing shingles and gypsum slate. 3d illustration

There are many exterior changes that you could make to your home, and we know that because the exterior of the home is often the one that’s ignored the most. One suggestion we have for you is metal roofing. We know that metal roofing is not everyone’s go to, but there are so many benefits being missed out on. For starters, your home won’t be as hot because the metal deflects the sun’s rays. There’s also the benefit of having your energy bills lower because metal is a great isulant. Rps metal roofing is just one of the businesses you could use to have your new roof installed. You might also want to think about a sprinkler for the green areas outside your home. It’s an investment worth making. 

Indoor Cooling Essentials 

Beautiful upstairs spare bedroom with neutral colors and windows.
Beautiful upstairs spare bedroom with neutral colors and windows.

You definitely want to make sure that the indoor of your home is cool, and we’ve already given one good way to insure that. But it’s often not enough to be the heat in certain parts of the US. If you don’t have air conditioning and can’t afford units throughout the home, don’t panic. Why look into a really high tech fan to cool the rooms for you. It’s the far cheaper option, and fans can now do such a great job at generating the cool air that our homes need. You could consider having air conditioning units installed in the bedroom if you don’t already. The bedroom is where you’re going to want to be the most comfortable. 

Keep The Air Flowing 

Finally, the simple trick of making sure that you’re keeping the air flowing can make all the difference. Shutting up and closing the curtains is not the best thing to do. Closing the curtains in rooms the sun is on, and keeping the windows open at the same time, is the best way to keep air flowing and to keep your home continuously cooler. Some people hide in dark rooms thinking that will work.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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