Window Screens will make a HUGE difference at keeping the
inside of your
Austin TX home cooler during the
Are your utility bills outrageous
during the summer months?
Austin Texas home's air-conditioner
struggle during the summer months? Are some of your rooms much warmer
than the rest of the rooms in the house during the summer months?
If so, it's all 100%
contributable to your home's windows. 50% of all the heat
within your home that your A/C has to combat comes form your
windows. There are two factors that contribute to this warmth
coming in through your windows, one if the windows are single paned,
then you are getting hit by the natural ambient heat from outside.
As the glass will heat up just from the outside being hot.
That's what double pain windows are all about, to protect you from
hot and cold outdoor ambient temperatures. Double pain windows
work because they allow the outside pain of the glass to get hot
from the outdoor ambient heat, but because the inside pain is 3/8 an
inch away from that outside pain of glass not touching that outside
pain of glass, the heat from that heated-up outside pain of glass
will not transfer to the inside pain of glass. If your windows
are made of single pain glass, you don't have that inside pain of
glass as a barrier, to trap that warmth between the two panes of
glass. Now, what does not protect that inside pain of glass
from the sun is the sun's rays. The sun's rays while just
passing through the glass, both the inside and outside panes, will
make both panes of glass HOT. Your double paned windows help
you form ambient outdoor temperatures, but not from the suns rays.
Only shade will help you in this case. If you had an awning or
extended porch or even a full shade tree, you could keep the sun's
rays off of your glass. If none of these things are an option,
what you will want is a
solar window screen. A
solar window screen will install on the outside of the window
providing shade for that window. Even if you have single pane
solar window screens will prove to
be immensely effective, as the glass will no longer be getting baked
by that brutal sun.
Watch this video to learn about
the effectiveness of
Austin Solar Screens.
I talked about windows being
a 50% contributable heat gain factor to the heat that gets in to
your home. Other sources of heat are items that run
electricity through them. Anything that runs electricity
through it will generate heat. Walk up to your computers or
your television set, or for that matter something small like the
charger plugged in to your wall for your cell phone. All this
creates heat, and any and all heat has to be cooled off by the air
conditioner. Some people think that ceilings are a huge source
of heat, but according to the Department of Energy, attic heat
through the ceilings only represent 6% of a home's heat gain.
Walls and floors contribute 19% which is huge. Here in Austin
we do not have too many pier and beam houses, so I don't know how
much heat gain there is from the floors here in Austin. There
are those older pier and beam houses downtown, but aren't too many
pier and beam homes that have been built in the past 30yrs here in
Austin Texas. As far as heat from the walls, oh yes, that is
the case for the houses that get no shade help from trees. We
have a ton of new construction, where there are NO trees to provide
shade. The walls of people's houses do get hot. We go to
people's red bricked homes all the time whereby we can feel the heat
from those hot red bricks as far as fifteen feet away. It's
crazy, as we walk up to the house we can feel the het from as far as
15' away. In Austin Texas during the hot summer, it doesn't
get cool enough in the evening to cool off those bricks. Homes
like this that have a super hot exterior, you know that heat
radiates in to the home through the walls. And even in the
evening those bricks are still warm so you know the heat still
radiates in to the house at night. We know it does, because
the homeowners that we speak to with houses like this, with red
brick that's exposed to full out sun, there story is always the
same, they ALL tell us how their home's never cool off inside, that
is is almost impossible to cool down the inside of their home.
Knowing what I know about red brick homes, I would never own one
here in Austin. Sorry for those of you that do. My
suggestion is to plant some fast growing trees now. The
department of energy says that 13% of a home's heat gain comes from
cracks, leaks and openings in a home. That's a lot. I
don't remotely see this being the case in our newer homes, as the
newer homes are sealed SOOOO exceptionally well.
It is my opinion that for the newer
Austin TX Homes
that 65% to 80% of your home's heat gain
is through your windows.
I say this because today's homes
are energy efficiently built so well, that they have virtually no
leaks and cracks to let cool air out and hot air in, and the
ceilings with today's R value of insulation is so good that that's
not a problem, and all new homes in the Austin Texas area are built
on concrete slabs so you know there is no heat gain there.
That leaves small things like appliances and human activity which
doesn't create a lot of heat. Without any doubt I firmly
believe 65% to 80% of the heat that gets into a newly built Austin
TX home comes through the windows from the HOT Sun. There is
No Question in my mind. It's that hot sun that heat's up the
glass of your windows and those sun's rays that heat-up anything
they come in to contact with inside the home that's creating your
source of heat gain.
Solar Screens Austin TX website
www.JoshHobbs.com I publish my installed pricing so that you can
easily determine what the installed solar screen cost will be.
I have made it very easy, I do not try to convolute matters by
offering an array of
solar screen products. How I operate is
that I will only build and install for you what I have and would
only have for myself, and that's it, no low-end products period.
I hand make my
Austin Solar Screens specific
to the unique sizes of each of your windows, and I make them with
very durable industrial grade 1" wide aluminum framing. I only
use the Phifer Suntex Sun Control fabric, I do not use any other
type of fabric, as this fabric is the best and strongest out there,
period. I don't use any plastic components at all, as exposed
plastic will eventually deteriorate in the Texas sun. Please
take a few moments and visit my website where you can learn so much
about my Solar Screens Austin
Texas services including installation videos and a thorough
questions and answers page along with hundreds and hundreds of
reviews from my
Austin Solar Window Screen customers.
It's a white limestone exterior and this customer
used the black sun blocking window screen fabric which is a great
contrast to this house. Another good reason why we used the black is you
will see he's got a black star there over his garage. He's got a black
light fixture. He's got black shutters around the windows. That means,
for sure for that of continuity, you'd want to go with the black sun
blocking window screen fabric.
Shade Window Screen installation for Austin TX home.
On this home, we used the black sunshade fabric
color with the tanned frame. You'll see that the trim on this home is a
tan‑like color. You'll see there that the garage door is made out of a
tan‑like color. Therefore, the tan framing that we used for this
Austin solar window screen install complemented those components of the house well.
The black fabric that we used, it complements the
bricks exterior really well, as well as it goes with the shutters there.
Those shutters are black. Therefore, the black fabric really worked well
This customer did not put the screens around their
front door which I would have preferred to have seen them do.