How to Install Shades to Let Them Work to Protect You From The Sun?


Do you have enough idea about a shade’s purpose? To protect your house from direct sunshine, these shades are necessary. It will keep the temperature of your house cool to some extent. Other benefits of these shades are commonly known to all. But do you have idea on how to install these shades? Let’s discuss about how these shades work and protect your place.

The process, of installing the sunshades, in brief

First you need to go through your requirements and find out the correct place where the shade is to be put up. Next the different sides are to be covered properly- southern, southeastern, southwestern and eastern as well as western. The location of the project is to be inspected first as it is the major factor to consider. There are some other factors too that you should keep in mind while installing these shades.

The factors to consider

You should consider the solar altitude. You should consider it at hourly intervals is important to be noted at the mostly heating season. The angles of solar azimuth are to be generated, throughout the day.

Find out the solar altitude when the heating and cooling seasons swap. The solar azimuth angles are to be measured here too.

If your building is situated in the northern hemisphere, find out the orientation of your building relative to the south.

Simply the solar attitudes are to be measured.

You may think about what is meant by solar altitude. So easy it is. The angle of the sun is taken as the perpendicular on the surface of the Earth and it should be a complete 90 degree angle. The northern locations have lower solar altitudes than the solar altitudes present at the southern locations.

The eastern, southern and western parts are to be covered first to derive the various advantages of the sunshades. The first direction is the mostly money saving and also the easiest one to be shaded. The reduction in the eastern exposure means the lessened morning glare. And the less western exposure is appreciated as the afternoon sun fails to place its increased glare. The northern part is to be shaded for creating unique appearance of a building.

For creating a shade, the height of the window is to be measured (which is to be shaded). It would be helpful if you draw the altitude angle taking the window top as the point of starting. Likely, you can point the window’s bottom for drawing the swap altitude for heating and cooling Once all these measurements are done, you can go for placing the shade.