Brise Soleil Provides Elegant Shade

In the face of climate change, a lot of people are working towards installing solar gathering systems, which can use in the sun’s rays to power heating and other electrical systems. However, energy saving can work in the opposite way as well: by blocking out the solar radiation which is an important cause of heat build-up in the home or office. The type of shading systems that Maple Sun Screening has to offer are becoming increasingly popular across the country, as more and more people learn about the advantages of convenient shading. With the help of innovative brise soleil systems such as internal and external louvres (both glass louvres and metal louvres are used), the concentration of heat within a home can be easily reduced, removing the need for air conditioning in the hot summer months.

Brise soleil describes a range of shading techniques popularised by genius French architect Le Corbusier in several of his designs. Usually, these techniques involve a slatted or punctured frame designed to shield a wall with a large proportion of glass. This kind of system allows a reduction in the amount of heat allowed inside the building, and thus a decrease in the air conditioning bill. Combined with glass fronting, it gives the feeling of spaciousness and air while protecting those inside from the elements. And during the wintertime, these devices can also be used to harness some of the available sun, bringing down the heating bill. The optimum temperature which can be achieved with shading devices is certain to keep clients happy all year round.

Louvres are becoming very popular. This stylish French-inspired shading system uses a series of slatted pieces of glass or metal to provide optimum control over the amount of light and heat allowed into a living or working space. These shading systems also look very elegant, and have the important secondary function of preventing water build-up and water ingress to the building. First of all, nobody likes rain water inside a building – but louvres also prevent the water damage which can speed a property’s deterioration, and severely damage its resale value.

Glass louvres in particular are extremely attractive, giving a real sense of space and light to the building whether installed inside or outside – and many architects now use dramatic shading systems such as the brise soleil as an integral part of their structures. At-home shading provision like external louvres can lend a little bit of this elegant style to the most ordinary building, something sure to keep up the spirits of the resident or workers.

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