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Windows in the Summer, Minimizing solar heat gain

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Posted by Jeff on May 30, 2006, 2:10 pm
   I have some windows that I would like to minimize solar thermal gain
from during summer.

   Is there any kind of window treatment I can use? Would white or
metalic curtains help, or have only a minimal effect?


Posted by Blue Cat on May 30, 2006, 2:17 pm

There is window film that blocks most of the solar energy. It is an
architectural item used for office buildings; however, I don't know where to
buy it. Curtains that reflect light back out should help, but there is a
greenhouse effect from the window glass.

Posted by R L driver on June 3, 2006, 9:26 am
 Jeff wrote:

In the UK you can buy Solar shading window film from


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