If you don’t plan properly, that fantastic west view that you just can’t live without may be directly responsible for the overheating in the afternoon that you can’t live with. You can take advantage of that view and still be comfortable with good planning. Proper roof overhangs, trellis, glass tinting, window coverings or a combination of these design elements may be needed.
South facing glass needs to be used for passive solar heat gain in your home. It is important to distribute and absorb the heat generated by the south glass to maintain adequate comfort levels in the house.
New window glazing technology allows you to select a glazing that either increases or reduces heat gain and heat loss. Now, you can choose the right window in the right location to maximize energy efficiency while capturing those great veiws.