Skylights let in a lot of radiant heat from the sun

My wifey plus I made some creative choices when all of us designed our home 10 years ago. One thing that she wanted was a giant deck at the front of the home plus another at the back. She also wanted the roof to hang over the decks to deliver shade in the blistering afternoon sun. However, despite wanting ample shade outdoors, she was obsessed about having giant windows to let in a lot of light. I know that method was nice at first, but I had no experience living in a beach home savor this. And since I grew up in an section that doesn’t get nearly as much sunlight as all of us do now, I didn’t know how much heat this puts into a single’s indoor air. It wasn’t just usual windows that she wanted, she also wanted skylights in nearly every room. I convinced her to only have several in the home in total, because she would have put in several if she had gotten her way. Needless to say, we’re struggling with constant radiant heat when the sunshine intensity gets merciless while in summer. It comes through each sky light plus has a considerable warming effect on the air around the space that is illuminated. I was confused about how to counteract all of this radiant heat getting into our home because it was making the a/c work harder. I finally l received about little shutters that can be made that are installed below the skylight plus linked to the ceiling inside the house. You can reach up plus pull the shutter closed, effectively blocking the radiant heat plus preventing it from getting into the house. It seemed savor such a self-explanatory solution to what felt savor a complicated problem.



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