The Met office has spoken, and temperatures are set to rise to 39 degrees this week which will then become an all-time heat record for July. The question is, how prepared are our homes and buildings, in general, to deal with the heat?
The temperatures are much higher than we are used to and our houses and offices – certainly the ones without air-con – seem to be storing all the heat indoors. We are grateful of the way buildings are constructed and the effect insulation on the walls and double glazing on the windows have in the Winter but come Summer, we long for a cool breeze and not the one supplied courtesy of a desk fan.
People buy shutters for many different reasons and whether it is because you love the stylish simplicity or they seem the most practical for your window and lifestyle, shutters are likely to work for you. What you might not know is that you can also add protection from the potential threat of climate change as another reason to have shutters – don’t just take our word for it!