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Build A Summer-Ready Home With These Materials

You can now heatproof your space

Photography: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions (Main Photo)

Summer in the Philippines has been getting hotter each year and humid days seem to be getting longer. During the season, our AC units work full-blast and it's inevitable for electricity bills to shoot up. While you can cut down on other expenses or work on easy DIY solutions, you can look into the possibility of investing in materials that are perfect for our climate and the unbearable summer heat. Here are some worth noting:

1. Cool Wall System

A new wall technology by SCG Building Materials, the cool wall system has built-in insulation— ThermacousticTM—that prevents heat absorption up to eight times more than the regular wall. If it's 36 degrees outside, your wall temperature can go as low as 30 degrees, ultimately cooling down your indoor areas.

These walls can be strategically placed in the areas of the home where the sun rises and lingers during the day—specifically the south and west parts.

If the home is already built, you can add the cool wall system outside the existing walls. Doing so will create the similar effect of cooling down the indoor temperature.

2. Shading System

Having a wooden shading system in the sun-exposed areas of your home creates shadows indoors. This leads to a weathered down atmosphere in select areas of your space. If you're looking for a green alternative, you can use synthetic wood substitutes, such as SCG Smartwood.

3. Insulated Glass Windows

These windows are made up of two or more glass panes with ample space in-between to control the amount of heat that passes through your windows. It’s only not effective in keeping out heat, it also works as a shield from outside noise.

4. Concrete Tile Roofing

70% of the heat that enters your home comes through the roof so it is very important that you choose the right material and color. Concrete tile roofing offers good thermal insulation and a lighter option can deflect heat better than a darker one.

To learn more about SCG Building Materials, visit the SCG official website. SCG Building Materials are sold in MARIWASA.

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