|Windows on Wash
||03-15-2014 03:42 PM
Originally Posted by SPS-1
I disagree. Awnings are more effective because they (depending on layout) keep light from hitting the window in the first place. Dark tint not so good because light will be absorbed into the tint. Reflective tint better, but glass will still absorb some heat. Blinds/shutters on the outside will be very effective, but less effective on the inside.
I disagree with your disagreement....:laughing:
I didn't see where I said one was more effective than another.
I have long since held that buildings were built smarter 50 years ago (overhangs, passive solar, shading, etc.).
As far as tint goes, anything aimed at solar control will have the correct reflectivity built into it.
Blinds will still work as compared to just letting the heat in the home if they are specified correctly. Most are in the lighter color range and have little thermal mass. Diverting the radiant heat that level does help mitigate its effect.