Sunday Morning Tip for Jun 16: 4 Tips for Making Home Updates to Match Your Climate

<span>Sunday Morning Tip for Jun 16:</span> 4 Tips for Making Home Updates to Match Your Climate
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    For a home to look great, it needs to match its surroundings.

    That is true for the design and style but also for the climate.


A home that is well-suited to local weather conditions is safer and is less expensive to heat, cool, and maintain. For your home, think about these four updates that will provide a better fit between your home and your weather.

Landscape Design

The biggest mistake most people make when choosing landscaping is that they try to use plants that aren’t suited to the area. The result is that they spend a lot of time and money trying to make up for it. It is much more effective to plant native plants that will thrive with a minimum of attention.

Balance Open Spaces

When you live in a warm area, you probably spend a lot of time coming into the house and going back out. At some point, you might find that a more open setup makes sense. Many homes today incorporate outdoor kitchens and living spaces so that occupants and guests can enjoy the weather without wasting air conditioning and wearing out doors and windows.

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Managing Sunlight

Exposure to sunlight is a major factor in the comfort level of your home. In hot areas, you want to limit the amount of sunlight in your home, so large shade trees and permanent window tint can help keep the house cooler. In cold areas, it’s the opposite. Clear unwanted trees from outside the house, and maximize window exposure. Temperate climates call for a plan to alternate as the seasons change, making blackout shades a good choice for blocking sun in the summer and easily allowing it to enter in the winter.


In addition to keeping the sun out, there’s plenty of wind and precipitation that belongs outside instead of in. When it’s time to install a new roof, shop for quality metal roofing supplies that will give you long-lasting protection from the elements. Look for quality ridge pieces that will allow the attic to release heat efficiently, and be sure fasteners will resist gusty winds.

It just makes sense to match your home to the climate where you live. The results of the choices you make in that direction will cut energy costs, make a more comfortable home, and reduce the work and expense associated with maintaining landscaping. Think about the role of weather the next time you’re working around the house.

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