The UK summer in 2022 has already broken records that have previously been thought unreachable and/or unbreakable. The UK has even seen two of the hottest days on record with temperatures reaching and surpassing 40 degrees Celsius for the first time. To accompany this, the UK is set to see yet another heatwave.
During periods of consistently hot weather, there are certain precautions you must take in order to ensure the safety of yourself and those around you. While a lot of these are personal precautions, you might also want to enact some precautions in order to preserve and keep many of your household items and/or products safe. Wood is no exception to this rule.
Whether you are are trying to protect your accoya windows, external wooden door or any other from of bespoke joinery; there are definitely techniques you can enact to mitigate the effect of heat on them.
One form of bespoke joinery which could see quite a bit of potential damage is the humble garden room. As such, let’s look at ways you can look after your garden room during the hottest temperatures of the year.
Block Windows During The Hottest Points Of The Day
Many garden rooms will have either luxurious wooden windows or full glass patio doors fitted. Although it might sound simple, glass effectively acts as a magnifying glass significantly warming up the room and making it much more unpleasant to be in during the warmer months and days.
So it does not matter whether you have one of our beautiful accoya windows or not, there is little doubt that the windows can easily do more harm than good in hot weather. This means you should seek to cover the windows or other glass as and when you can.
One such way you can do this is by investing in cooling film. Cooling film is a relatively inexpensive way of blocking out the sun and ensuring your windows and glass remain cool. The industry leading film blocks out around 80% of the sun’s UV rays and is arguably one of the most effective ways to keep your garden room cool during a heatwave.
Avoid Entering The Room During Hot Points Of The Day
Many health experts are in agreement that during the hottest points of the day, you should try to avoid performing many physical activities. This can include performing daily activities in your garden and/or in your garden room.
So if you do need to pot around in your garden room, we recommend doing so either during the morning or evening when the air temperature should be decidedly cooler. This is drastically lessen the prospect of heat exertion.
Improve Ventilation Smartly
In one of our most recent blogs, we touched on how you might want to improve ventilation in your wooden conservatory and the same can be said for your wooden garden room. You will want to improve ventilation, however, you must remember to only do this when the timing is right.
If you improve ventilation during the hottest points of the day, you are likely to be letting hot air back into the room. This can make the room rather unpleasant to be in. This showcases that you will might want to ventilate the room during the cooler parts of the day instead.
Ensure Your Have Cooling Methods in Place
Well this one might be a more personal approach as opposed to protecting your garden room in general, you should still ensure you can efficient cooling methods in place.
The cooling methods can include having a cool drink as well as using an appropriate cooling device such as a fan or some other form of air conditioning. When choosing an appropriate air conditioning unit, you might want to pay particular attention to how you will be cooling yourself down.
At times, a fan might seem like a viable option, but this method can result in you just be blowing hot air around. of this does happen, you might be making yourself feel more uncomfortable and you could potentially be damaging your wood.
If you require bespoke joinery in Sheffield, Nottingham, Derby or surrounding areas, please be sure to contact us. Whether you are looking for accoya wood, a brilliant range of external wooden doors or any other form of high standard joinery services, we will be able to help you.