The Science Of Shading A Window

Did you know that up to 55% of your home’s energy costs are generated by heating and cooling?    Ouch!  I have a couple of sunny windows that need to be shaded so I compiled options I’m considering.

First I want to take a moment and recommend a business located here in Valle Vista (East Hemet).   I am happy with the quality and price of gutters they installed several years ago.   Now I am delighted to find that they also install patio and window awnings.   Their website is unimpressive, but their work top quality!  For more information, visit http://rainbowgutter.us.

OPTIONS FOR AND SCIENCE OF SHADING A WINDOW

  1. http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/energy-efficient-window-treatments – Energy-Efficient Window Treatments (solar panel shades)
  2. http://www.energydepot.com/RPUres/library/shading.asp – Green Riverside Window Shading
  3. http://srd364ccoo.blogspot.com/2008/08/shading-windows.html – Shading Windows – August 12, 2008
  4. http://www.builditsolar.com/Projects/Cooling/Shading/Shading.htm – Window Shading for Cooling
  5. http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/consumer/buildings/homes/windows/shading.htm – Window Orientation and Shading
  6. http://windows.lbl.gov/daylighting/designguide/section5.pdf – Shading Strategy
  7. http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/publications/html/FSEC-CR-1682-00/images/e-dsn-3.htm – Energy-Efficient Design

BAY WINDOW AWNINGS

  1. http://www.allied-awning.com/roundalum.jpg
  2. http://www.suncoastawning.com/mediafiles/galleries/photos/131_Traditional_Corner1.jpg
  3. http://www.thehouseofcanvas.com/pics/6.jpg

SINGLE WINDOW AWNINGS

  1. http://awningsmetal.homestead.com/Pictures_of_Jobs_045_op_656x492.jpg
  2. http://www.allied-awning.com/wht-slats.jpg
  3. http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-70567761660433_2251_27992734 – measuring instructions
  4. http://www.bayscreens.net/Portals/78190/images/SuncatcherB.jpg
  5. http://www.diychatroom.com/attachments/f2/13986d1255101871-replace-window-bay-window-front-awning.jpg
  6. http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=bay+window+awning&id=2ACAE7A42DFEF041FF67568BDE7E1632DBE85FFA&FORM=IQFRBA#view=detail&id=506C2803B0C534AF1F0E2E585F023C8CBC1F72B3&selectedIndex=124
  7. http://www.welddonedesign.com/mediac/400_0/media/arlene$201.JPG

WINDOW BLINDS

  1. http://surreyblindsandshutters.co.uk/content/uploads/2012/10/bay-window-blinds.jpg

Check back.  I will be adding more links.

NATURAL SUN SCREENS (AKA PRIVACY SCREENS)

The following are random photos of structures and plants that can provide shade fro a sunny window:

  1. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=343278399107149&set=a.298340206934302.55099.285293641572292&type=1&theater – photo of Morning Glories providing shade for a too sunny window.
  2. http://sandradodd.com/morningglories
  3. http://www.ezfromseed.org/easytogrow/morningglory.htm – These easy to grow vines can reach from 5 to 15 feet tall.  Their flower colors range from sky blue to red violet.
  4. http://pinterest.com/pin/114560384244003602/
  5. http://lifeonthebalcony.com/how-to-grow-your-own-privacy-screen
  6. http://chainlinktrellis.blogspot.com/2012/06/morning-glory-as-privacy-screen.html
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I am a homeschooling mom living in Hemet, California. I am interested in building a better community for the ones I love.
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