Apr 22, 2017   Tips    5,600
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How to Build a House to Avoid Being Heated Up

When your house is heated up, it can cause an uncomfortable atmosphere and make you mentally unhealthy, perhaps becoming angry easily. Today we SHERA Team will share with you some tips for building a house to avoid such problems.

1. The Direction: The plan of the house should be made with a consideration of the wind and sunlight direction. The part of the house that has to be exposed to sunlight for a long time during the day should not be made a living room or a bedroom because we tend to spend a long time in these rooms. It is better to have a bathroom or a garage in this direction instead.
There should be windows or openings in the direction where winds blow through, and the inside of the house should also be airy for better air circulation.
2. The Roof: Most of the heat goes through the roof, so you should have a high-shaped roof such as a gable or a hip roof for ventilating the heat and protecting the house from it. The material should be the kind that does not hold heat too much such as fibre-cement or concrete roof tiles. Avoid using metal sheets which can hold a lot of heat. You may also install vent ceilings or heat insulation over the ceilings to reduce the heat.

SHERA Zedar Shake, fibre-cement roof tiles.

SHERA Vent Ceiling
3. The Wall: Both the exterior and interior walls should be painted in pale or cool tone of colour because dark tones can absorb heat. You may also add heat insulation on top of the walls as another layer to block the heat.
The side of the house that has a glass wall will be hotter than others, but you can add a long eave or awning with a blind, curtain, or strip board to filter the sunlight that goes through the glass wall.

SHERA Splendid Plank
4. The Floor: The interior floors should be laid with a material that keeps your house cool such as tiles and stones, but not a carpet or vinyl which can absorb heat. For the floors that are exposed to sunlight such as in front of the house and the patio, they should not be made of concrete as it can absorb a lot of heat during the day and release it at night, heating up the house.
5. The Garden: If you have enough space for a garden, you should have large trees as shelters for the house, and grass or ground covers to cool down the ground. You may also add a decorative pond near the house so that the wind can blow the vapour into the house and cool it down.
With the tips mentioned above, your house will be cool and comfortable to live in, suitable for true relaxing.

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