Anyone who calls the Southwest home for any period of time will tell you that managing the heat in desert living is the most important aspect in creating a comfortable space. Heat rises as we all know and therefore structures tend to be low. Single storey homes are the most common profile, but even they require ingenuity to prevent heat from entering the interiors.
Courtyards, decks and overlook patios have become an industry standard when designing for hotels, restaurants and clubs. Being able to offer customers a view, or even better, an outdoor seating view gives a business a leg up on it’s competitors. It is the first choice for seating for many customers and will fill up more quickly than indoor seating. Every club owner or restaurant owner knows this. However, needing to also plan for inclement weather is a necessity in order to extend the useable season.
Every year, Dad removed the storm windows all around the house and replaced them with window screens. Those years are long gone, replaced with newer and more efficient methods of practical protection from heat and cold.
We’re going to encourage you to think outside the box, and we’ll help you get there. We’ll take your patio cover idea and turn it into fabulous shade sails that will cover that large area with elegance and drama.
The single greatest contributor to the inside temperature of a home in sunny New Mexico is the exterior walls. Put your hand on the outside stucco, wood or stone during the warm months and feel that heat. That heat translates to a warm interior, like a cocoon.
In the great southwest wind and sun are the greatest sources of both energy and property damage. Winds cool the air and sun warms the exterior walls of buildings. Exterior screening can be the most effective way of taking advantage of these elements.
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