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Precast Fence Helps Beat The Heat

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As our summers get hotter, we need to look for cooling solutions that don’t add to the climate problems. Precast concrete is very versatile and can be used for all sorts of different applications, including keeping your backyard cool during the summer months. Here’s how precast concrete fencing can help you beat the heat.

Summers in Texas, are hotter than ever before, and it is expected that this trend will continue in the future. This is due to many factors, including climate change, increased urbanization. Texas has seen some of the hottest weather in its recent history. In recent years, many cities have set new records for high temperatures. It’s likely that these record-breaking temperatures will continue, leading to potential health risks for many people living in the United States. 

Rising temperatures are impacting the world in so many ways. Increased temperatures, food production has been limited. It is now important to find innovative ways to produce food to feed an ever-growing population. Increased temperatures also lead to a decrease in labor productivity and can cause more heat related deaths. With rising temperatures, we also see an increase in cooling costs and energy consumption. Air conditioners account for 1 7% of United States  energy usage and costs around $30 billion in residential energy bills.. Heat can be dangerous to a person's  health. The effects of heat on the body range from dehydration and fatigue to sunburns and even death. Less detrimental, but still important, high heat is uncomfortable and makes being outside miserable at times . Buildings , home and business owners, and builders can make outdoor spaces more comfortable by using precast concrete panels for fencing. Precast concrete helps beat the heat by taking advantage of something called thermal mass. Thermal mass is a property that refers to how well an object can store and release heat. Concrete  has a high thermal mass and does not transmit heat well.  As a result, it absorbs heat during the day and releases it back into the air at night. This means the backyard will be cooler. Have you ever felt a concrete wall and noticed that it feels pleasantly cool? A concrete fence means the cool from the night will be radiating off the fence for a good portion of the day. As a bonus, at night when the temperatures cool off, the precast concrete fence will radiate the heat of the day and provide a source of heat. Plus, a precast concrete fence provides nice shade, since it is solid and thick.  Here at Hilltop Concrete, we take pride in our precast concrete fence, let our team help you beat the heat this summer.