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Shading bedroom from the afternoon sun

Stuardo
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Re: The afternoon summer sun heats up the bedroom and ensuite.

Hi @Former Workshop member ,

The sliding doors already had window tint on them but may not have been the best ones for keeping out the heat. I ended up building a pergola over the area and it does cut the heat down considerably. I'm also training some climbing roses over the top. The drought and 40 degree days has put it to the test recently and I'm glad I did it. 

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Ecojon
New Contributor

Re: Shading bedroom from the afternoon sun

We had a similar problem, wanted a pergola but the wallet said no!

Instead i put in 2 posts { 250ml round 600ml in the ground] then used a 5 by 5 square shade sail, fixing the other two corners to the roof batons.

It works a treat and i can take it down in the winter if i want.

Total cost around $600 as opposed to $3680 for the pergola, just a suggestion,cheers.

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andarm
New Contributor

Re: The afternoon summer sun heats up the bedroom and ensuite.

Just be aware that any reflection of summer heat will also reflect winter heat which is likely to be very much wanted!

Best solution to direct solar summer heat gain through glazed areas is always external shading.

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Jason
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Re: The afternoon summer sun heats up the bedroom and ensuite.

Thanks for joining in the discussion and sharing your knowledge @andarm. Sounds like you have plenty of experience to share. We are looking forward to seeing more of your posts soon. Please don't hesitate to post whenever you have something to share or need a hand from our amazing community members. We have helpful members sharing advice and inspiration every day, so we're sure you will fit right in.

 

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