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Posted by john williamson on March 1, 2004, 6:11 pm
I have a 22' x 12' screen house attached to the South side of my house.
I have three windows on each side (dual pane).  The front (South) had
six 39" x  80" screen panels, I installed a double hung window (dual
pane) in each corner panel.  I installed 1/4" glass in the gable (top)
front section.  My intent was to install double hung windows in all
front panels to have the capability of opening them in warmer weather.
My problem is, I am getting considerable glare in the front two windows,
I would not install the additional windows if I can not resolve the
problem of glare.   I wanted to have the option of using the addition as
a solar gain.   I live in central Virginia.

My question is, what can I do for the glare and still retain good solar
gain.  It appears to me that tinting  will help in the glare but hurt
the solar gain.

Would I do better going to 1/4" glass in all the front panels instead of
the dual pane?

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Posted by Gary on March 2, 2004, 3:13 am

Inside tinted window shades (example at link this link
http://store.yahoo.com/windover/sunconwinsha.html ) might allow you to cut
out the glare when you are using the porch, but still have solar gain

Posted by john williamson on March 2, 2004, 9:45 pm
 Thanks Gary, I'll check into that.


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