Take ori­en­ta­tion into ac­count

Central Queensland News - - REAL ESTATE | INDUSTRY NEWS -

En­sur­ing that all your day­time liv­ing ar­eas are north-fac­ing will mean these ar­eas are soaked in sun dur­ing the win­ter months, and kept cool dur­ing sum­mer.

Shade struc­tures pro­vide wel­come relief from the harsh, sum­mer sun.

Homes should also be cor­rectly ori­ented on the block to min­imise un­wanted, low an­gle sun from the east and west dur­ing sum­mer.

An ad­di­tional way to re­duce heat in­tru­sion from the western side of your home is to in­stall an ex­te­rior shade struc­ture.

If you are build­ing a new home, an­other op­tion worth con­sid­er­ing is ex­tended eaves.

Brent Fletcher realestate.com.au

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