Living on Australia’s South-East Coast comes with its perks. Amazing beaches, beautiful rain forests, not to mention the warm winters. In saying this, there are also a few downfalls. And when I say a few, I actually mean there is one main one. The scorching hot summers. Between the months of December and February, we tend to do anything to escape the heat, which sometimes seems like an impossible task! It goes without saying that our power bill during this time has a slight tendency to go through the roof thanks to the air conditioner running 24/7 along with all the fans in the house running on overdrive. But what if we told you there is another way for you to keep the house cool in summer that doesn’t involve you tripping your power bill? How so? With sunhoods made from Hard Coated Expanded Polystyrene (EPS).
Escaping the Heat with Sunhoods
So, what are sunhoods? Essentially, they are non-load bearing structures which are installed on top of the windows of your home providing a source of natural shade, stopping the sun’s beaming rays from heating up your home. The shade which comes from installing 1.2m sunhoods above your windows will help your house stay cooler thanks to the sunhoods reducing the amount of sun that enters your home. This means your air con won’t have to work as hard to keep your home at a comfortable temperature meaning your energy bill won’t be as high!
Enhancing Your Homes Aesthetical Appeal with Sunhoods
Now that we’ve covered the practical side of installing sunhoods, it’s time to talk about all the decorative purposes sunhoods can serve, adding to your homes’ aesthetics. They can add an element of design to an otherwise bland-looking house. They add a series of interesting lines and features to your house’s walls and windows with the added contrast working towards creating a stylish and modern look. Instead of looking like just another generic house on the block, sunhoods will give your home an element of tasteful character, making it the envy of all your neighbours.
Sunhoods Made From Hard Coated EPS
So why should you opt to use EPS instead of any other material? Yes, they could be made from acrylic, tin, plastic or even out of a shade sail cloth, however, none of these compare to EPS. Why? Well, firstly there’s the question of durability. When you invest into your home, you want to ensure that it is worthwhile, and we all know that tin has a tendency to rust, and plastic can be quick to break. EPS on the other hand, is highly durable, so durable that here at HPAM we offer a 7-year guarantee on all our products. Additionally, the properties of EPS make the material easy to cut and mould. So unlike other materials, we can custom-make sunhoods to match the existing style of your home! Best of all, EPS is lightweight and relatively inexpensive meaning you won’t have to break the bank to afford it!
Here at High Profile Architectural Mouldings, we can make your designs come to life. If you can imagine it, then we can create it. Discover how sunhoods made from EPS will enhance the look and feel of your home. Visit our website today or give us a call on (07) 5568 0036