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How to Keep Harmful Sunlight from Coming Through WindowsBy: Danny Lipford
I have several windows that receive a lot of sun in the afternoon. What’s the best way to keep the heat and sunlight out while still being able to see outside? -Joan
UV rays and solar heat from windows can damage furniture and fabrics and increase your air conditioning bills. To prevent this from happening you could:
- Shade Tree: Planting a deciduous shade tree on the south or west side of your house is a simple, natural way to block the sun in summer while letting it through in winter, though it can take years to grow before you get the full effect. Popular shade trees include oak, maple, and poplar.
Each of these solutions have pros and cons as to how well they work, their appearance, and cost.
Good luck with your project,
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