Natural Shading

Deciduous trees located along the side of the house which require shading, (that is the South, East and West sides of the house), make for an ideal natural shading system. They provide maximum shading during the hottest times of the year, and allow for solar heating during the winter months. The ideal deciduous tree selection would be one which can be pruned into the desired configuration, i.e., a shape which maximizes the desired shading.

The disadvantages of using natural shading have to do with the time that it takes to grow the trees, and the need for maintenance and gardening work and the additional gutters and roof cleaning. The impact on views must also be considered.

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