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Solar Shaded Windows (Overhangs) =
Solar Window Shading

Alternate Terms

Energy-Saving Solar Window Shading
Solar Window Shading Technology
Technical Description: 

Properly sized overhangs let the low winter sun in when it is beneficial, but block the high summer sun that can cause overheating and fade furnishings. Solar window shading techniques include roof overhangs, covered porches, and even fixed exterior shades to optimize when the sun shines through windows. The angle and timing of sun exposure changes with latitude and should be calculated for specific locations.

Solar Window Shading
Sales Message
Solar window shading integrates architectural design with seasonal sun-path variations to block undesired sunlight during summer and allow in desired sunlight during winter. What this means for you is a home with free heating and cooling, minimal glare, and maximum views. Wouldn’t you agree it’s smart to take advantage of naturally available heating and cooling?