Patios protect you from rain, excess sun, wind, and any other weather elements that may ruin your outdoor soiree. Moreover, if you have attractive vistas surrounding your property, a patio helps you enjoy the view uninterrupted.
In Brisbane, the seasons and temperatures drastically change throughout the year. That means outdoor living space that is comfortable in summer can be unbearably cold in winter. However, with the correct construction and insulation, your patio can be comfortable throughout the year.
That said, here are methods to ensure that you have well-insulated patio in Brisbane.
Applying a window tint helps in blocking radiant heat from escaping your patio. Window tint allows heat to enter and warm up your space but does not allow the heat to leave the room. What’s more is the fact that window tinting alters your view of the outdoor with an insignificant margin. That means you will be enjoying warm indoors without giving up the vista view.
Use of Insulated Drapes
If window tinting does not work well for you, then you may consider insulated drapes. This insulated fabric can be used to hold warm air inside your patio. When there is sunshine, open the drapes to help the warmth of the sun to penetrate inside the patio. When the sun goes down later in the evening, close the drapes to maintain the warmth.
Sealing the window frames
Most of the warm air inside a patio leaks out through the window frame. This can be stopped through the installation of weather stripping around the entire window section. Alternatively, you can apply a clear caulk to seal all the areas between two window frames, which butt together, or by sealing the area between the wall and the window frame.
Depending on the position of your house, your patio can use solar heat even in winter. If your patio does not face the sun during the cold months, you can also warm it up by opening the door and letting the heat flow in. This works in that; warm air will always move to the cold areas until the temperatures in the entire space even out.