Do you need to know how to block sunlight heat from windows? You walk in, it’s so stuffy it’s almost hard to breathe, and you think, “I could roast a chicken in here!” Beth Bryan in Alabama had something like that with her upstairs attic, which was also her office. It’s a lovely space with white walls and dark wood floors, a globe, wooden stars and a sign that says “Let it be.” It’s where she writes her blog Unskinny Boppy in which she muses on everything from her children to the eclipse to how to throw a stylish and inspiring Outlander party. She is all things home, comfort and family.
Cool Down with Shade Grade Inserts
Beth’s office desk faces a window due West, which can make it hard to muse when it’s roasting hot. We supplied her with a Shade Grade window insert that blocks solar heat gain and reduces UV light coming through a window by 90 percent. It took 10 minutes to unpack and install. Beth couldn’t have been happier that she now knows how to block sunlight heat from windows, lowering the temperature from 91 to 75 degrees.
“My attic-turned-office is a nice cool place to work now!” she writes in her blog.
Top Considerations for Treating Windows for Solar Heat Gain:
- Window faces West.
- Climate is southern and hot much of the year.
- High air-conditioning bills.
- Room needs to be cool for sleep.
One Comfortable Blogger
Beth loved how the insert blended into the window frame so it’s hard to notice it’s there. We’re just happy she’s more comfortable so she can keep the blog posts coming!
If you have a super hot room that’s making your air conditioner work overtime, think about investing in some Shade Grade window inserts that will help keep your space cool without spiking your energy bills.
When it comes to working at a desk, be it from home or in an office, excess noise is an even more common problem than heat. Check out our resource for soundproofing office windows to see if our solution is a fit for your space.