When taking the time to build your custom home, you want to ensure that it’s suitable for every season possible. No matter what nature throws at you, you want to be certain that you’ll be enjoying it in the comfort of your very own custom house. Summer features in particular are important for keeping cool even during the sunniest of summer months. Now that temperatures are soaring through the roof, we’ve started thinking about some of the summer features we’ve seen through the years—and you might want to start thinking about them too!
Ever been trying to relax and that pesky sun won’t let you but you’re already comfortable? It might be a small issue, but it feels great to tackle it with one of our favorite summer features: automated shades. These help you take control of when and where sunlight ends up. Say bye-bye to manually raising window shades on a daily basis; now you can easily set up a routine so wonderful, natural sunlight will pour into your bedroom right when you wake up. Sounds pretty nice if you ask us!
You may not think of metal as being a roofing material but it can be a fantastic option, especially if you want to keep your home cooler. It helps keep heat out of your home since it’s so conductive and is also very energy efficient. They can also be incredibly beautiful, so take a look at some of the options out there and you may be surprised.
In the past, poor insulation was the biggest culprit behind difficulties during extreme weather. A poorly insulated door or window is going to let cool air out during the summer. It’ll let hot air out during the winter too! It’s also not very energy efficient so your bills will go up. When building your custom home, look for high-quality insulation in your doors and windows so you can ensure that you’re always living in comfort.
Modern HVAC System
Nothing beats the heat quite like a good, efficient HVAC system. Newer models are capable of so much more cooling than older ones. You can even get smart thermostats so everyone in the household can control the temperature in the palm of their hands. By installing a quality HVAC system from the start, you won’t have to worry about as much maintenance, either.
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