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Windows 

Remodel: Windows

 

Remodeling a home for energy-efficiency in the south always starts with the windows. We want to keep solar radiation from entering our windows.

Solarscreens that intercept solar radiation, or films that prevent infrared andultraviolet transmission are useful retrofitsfor hot climates, as are awnings.

Fast-growing vegetation is probably the least expensive way to block that sun, though. 

One solution is to place a large potted plant such as a banana plant outside a south or east window in summer. Use of potted plants while waiting for a tree to grow also works.

A window trellis outside a south window with deciduous vines is another solution. 

When you are considering solutions to heat gain from windows, remember that the  the primary purpose is to keep sunshine from entering the windows. 

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