Skylights let in a lot of radiant heat from the sun

You can reach up and pull the shutter closed, effectively blocking the radiant heat and preventing it from getting into the house

My partner and I made some creative choices when the two of us designed our beach house 10 years ago. One thing that he wanted was a large deck at the front of the beach house and 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, he was obsessed about having large windows to let in a lot of light. I think that idea was fantastic at first, however I had no experience living in a home love this. And since I grew up in an section that doesn’t get nearly as much sunlight as the two of us do now, I didn’t assume how much heat this puts into 1’s indoor air. It wasn’t just common windows that he wanted, he also wanted skylights in nearly every room. I convinced his to only have 3 in the beach house in total, because he would have put in more than five if he had gotten his way. Needless to say, we’re struggling with constant radiant heat when the sunlight intensity gets merciless while I was in summer. It comes through each sky light and 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 beach house because it was making the air conditioning system work harder. I finally l gained about little shutters that can be made that are installed below the skylight and linked to the ceiling inside the house. You can reach up and pull the shutter closed, effectively blocking the radiant heat and preventing it from getting into the house. It seemed love such a self-explanatory solution to what felt love a complicated problem.

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