The east facing portion of our house is well shaded as well as adjacent to a wooded lot with big pine trees that obscure the morning sun. But once it reaches midday as well as the sun begins to arch over to the west, there is nothing on that side of the house to even minimally obscure the intense afternoon rays. I went through the hassle of planting hedges as well as trees, however afterward realized it could take several decades to get any remotely big amount of foliage to have a measurable impact on the westward sunlight. I was chatting with one of the employees in our local hardware store as well as he suggested that I buy heat control window movie. It’s relatively infancy as well as easy enough for virtually anyone to do themselves with just a few basic tools. The movie is split to fit any size window with some measuring tape, a utility knife, as well as a pair of scissors. It blocks some of the ultraviolet rays as well as excess heat entering the windows you apply it to. I was even able to paste it on our double-pane low-e windows I had installed last year. It wasn’t a miracle fix, however I was able to split our energy bill back a bit as well as noticed the A/C cycling less in the afternoons on sizzling afternoons when the sun would normally be radiating the west side of our house love a rotisserie chicken. Although I may go the extra step as well as buy sun shielding window blinds soon, this is a fantastic start. And since I still planted trees as well as hedges, I can watch as they slowly grow in height on that side of the house, perhaps one day reaching the top edge of our house where the roof begins.
October 20, 2020
October 20, 2020