Sun-worshipping home interiors
Sunshine is a natural mood-enhancer. The brain produces more mood-lifting serotonin when the sun is shining, which makes us feel alert and helps to control our sleep and hunger cycles. The good news is that you don’t even have to be outside; sitting by a window or in a room flooded with bright sunlight will trigger serotonin-producing reactions.
Advances in glazing mean that architects and home owners can enjoy the benefits of sunshine, without being concerned about heat control. While conservatories and sunrooms have traditionally required blinds and shutters to avoid overheating on sunny days, the latest glazing products have ingenious solar control.
The science behind the heat control
Coatings made of invisible metal oxides restrict heat transference, so the ambient temperature remains comfortable inside. The coatings are selective, reflecting invisible rays (UV and infrared), but allowing a maximum amount of visible solar rays (light) through.
AGC solar-control glazing is available in a range of attractive colours and comes with Cradle-to-Cradle Silver environmental certification to show that it is sustainable and healthy for society. It can also be combined with thermal insulation to provide year-round climate control. So, as well as feeling more cheerful under the sun’s rays, you can keep warm and cosy in winter too.
Advances in glazing mean that architects and home owners can enjoy the benefits of sunshine, without being concerned about heat control.