sunlight enters a room it can deliver an enormous amount of unwanted
heat. Correctly positioned shade sails and shade screens can block out
up to 95% of the suns rays improving energy efficiency and reducing
Glass transmits heat easily and air conditioning systems have to work
harder to maintain comfortable temperatures. About half of unwanted
summer heat in a house comes from the sun shining through the windows.
Shade sails or solar screens used over north and west facing windows
or skylights can cut heat levels down dramatically. Savings can also
be made on ongoing operating costs as unlike cooling equipment, sails
are durable low maintenance structures with many shade materials guaranteed
for ten years against sun degradation.
Heat build up in cars on hot days can be very unpleasant with air-conditioning
systems a heavy drain on fuel. It is now quite common to see shade sails
over car parking spaces. These sails not only block out the sun but
offer a contemporary looking alternative to the traditional hard standing
carport or garage.
When designing new flats or apartment blocks, architects often need
to provide a solution that gives both privacy and shade to each new
dwelling. It can sometimes be more cost effective to design in solar
screens that act as two way privacy devices for windows rather than
re-locate the window, build a wall or plant tree cover. The screens
can help architects of builders meet strict planning regulations on
neighbor’s privacy as well as solving shade requirements at the
Mulders have been
shade sails and solar screens for over 60 years. They have a Melbourne
based factory and showroom. Their new commercial brochure for shade
can be seen on their website www.mulders.com.au
'Shade Sails Can Help You Save Money' Press Release © GV Mulder
Aust Pty Ltd.