One of the most prominent vulnerabilities in your home for heat gain and loss is through your windows, roof, and doors. To prevent this in your roof, make sure that you have adequate insulation in your attic, and for your doors, make sure that there are no gaps between the door and the frame. For windows, make sure that you have shades installed, either on interior or exterior.
There are two routes you could go when trying to shade the windows of your home from the outside.
The most natural route would be to plant trees nearby and once they grow, their leaves will be able to shade your window.
However, if trees aren’t an option you want to explore then you could always install awnings over your windows. This will provide permanent shade no matter the time of day.
Inside your home, you have many options to choose from when it comes to shielding your windows from the sun.
Shutters are not the most effective option for keeping heat out of your home, but they are a great aesthetic option.
Standard blinds are an inexpensive way to provide shade and protection from the sun.
Blackout shades are the best option for your home when it comes to keeping heat from entering or leaving.