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Posted by Ivan_t on August 8, 2009, 2:03 pm
 
Hi,

I just acquired an older home in the Mojave desert. It needs window
treatments of some sort (the old bed sheets nailed to the walls aren't
cutting it). I am looking for recommendations on energy friendly
shades that will reduce solar heat gain during the day in the summer
and conductive/radiative heat loss in the winter. Something with some
good engineering data behind it is desireable.

Thanks,

Ivan

Posted by harry on August 8, 2009, 6:45 pm
 

You can get stick-on plastic film the allegedly reflects 60% of solar
radiation.   some sort of molecular metal film I think.
You can also get vertical blinds with a shiny reflective  aluminium
foil to reflect radiation.
There's one here for example.
http://www.primrosewindowfilms.co.uk/dark-reflective-mirrored-film-p-5424.html?cPathu1_1091?&source=googleads&gclid=CNvM19DblJwCFZgU4wodj1MCcQ

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