How To Use Deciduous Trees to Shade Your Home in Summer and Winter

A home surrounded by trees

What better way to make your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter than by using natural plants and sunlight!

ecoMaster Technical Expert Maurice Beinat explains how you can work with the natural movement of the sun and the strategic placement of deciduous trees. With Australia’s broadly varied climate, you can count on these plants to provide your home with a nice shade across seasons.

Learn how to keep a room that’s facing the sun cool and keep it comfortably warm in winter through this short video:

A great way to shade your windows in the summertime is by using deciduous trees.

Trees such as these that lose their leaves in the winter, let the winter sun in to warm your home in the wintertime, and when the weather heats up, the leaves come back and shade your glass for the summertime.

A shrub like this is great for east and west-facing glass, where the sun is quite low, so a shrub is perfect for stopping the sun there.

On the northern side you can use taller trees because the sun is higher in the sky.

So that’s a great way to help your home be warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.”

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