Tips for new condominium homeowners

It is well known fact that new launch condominiums can provide urban dwellers and beach-front vacationers alike with affordable, comfortable homes. But living in close contact with neighbors can mean unexpected surprises, like floods that cover entire floors -; and often go unnoticed until it is too late.

High rise direct sun exposure will soon become a problem. You might want to consider installing waterproof outdoor blinds. retractable solar screen systems offer indoor comfort, increased privacy and protection from interior fading. Better yet, they blend in with any home while offering protection against solar glare and heat gain. You can even motorize them, so you can lower the shades in an entire room with the push of a button. Solar screens that are installed and used in Southern- and Western-facing windows can cool the home by as much as 8-16 degrees F, helping to lower energy costs. Unlike drapes, solar screens are see-through -; so you can enjoy the view without letting in glare or heat.

In condominiums, water damage can affect multiple families’ health. Moisture can lead to mold, which is difficult to completely remove. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, mold can cause everything from eye irritation to troubled breathing to, after extended exposure, chronic lung disease.

Retractable outdoor blinds also help keep the sun from entering your home, and also add shade to outdoor living space. With cooling shade offered by the blinds over a balcony or deck, homeowners can make the under-utilized part of the house a wonderful outdoor entertaining space.