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#311414 13-Jan-2024 09:22
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Hi All, one of the kid’s bedrooms the heat is unbearable this time of year. We have  tinted double glazing and have a curtain studio sun blind. The sun blind reduces light but not heat. I have been looking up options and the UK mentions blinds that help reflect the sun. Any recommendations on some good blinds?. I was thinking of an outside awning for a couple of the side  bedrooms but as a last resort. 


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  #3181359 13-Jan-2024 09:52
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My understanding is that outside awnings should be your first go to. You need to get that part of your house into shade.
Anything you do inside may help, but nowhere near as much as what the outside will do.

We have the same problem, as the room is on the second story, no way of shading it from the outside, and the wall is made from red brick, so stores and radiates the heat for hours after the sun has set.

 
 
 

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  #3181369 13-Jan-2024 10:51
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rscole86: My understanding is that outside awnings should be your first go to. You need to get that part of your house into shade.
Anything you do inside may help, but nowhere near as much as what the outside will do.

We have the same problem, as the room is on the second story, no way of shading it from the outside, and the wall is made from red brick, so stores and radiates the heat for hours after the sun has set.


We have 2 problem rooms total distance is 7 meters in length . I might have to put an awning attached to the facia under the guttering . Our softits are angled not flat which is a pain, thinking 1 for each window or one long one. Its definitely got worse over the years with the temperature we thought tinted double glazing would have sorted it but the sun is so harsh these days . Going to pop in to Kresta showroom they do awning as well as blinds

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  #3181424 13-Jan-2024 11:43
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This kind of thing was part of the reason we got ducted heat pumps. I'm not sure ducted is a good idea in general, individual room gives a lot more control, but cooling the room is probably the only real solution. Putting an awning outside should reduce the heat, but even then you'll probably need cooling.

 

We got some sunshade blinds from Roman Blinds Direct a few years ago, we found them excellent. Not sure if they helped with temp much, but they're much nicer than other curtains. You can choose 1% to 10% light passing through. They can do motorised blinds, but you probably don't need that for sunshade.




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  #3181447 13-Jan-2024 13:23
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I had same issue... I built my house at slightly wrong angle.. and sun gets on windows in afternoon.. cooking the bedrooms, even thought I had tinted windows and argon gas.. it raised the temp and made it uncomfortable for kids to sleep

 

I have the perfect solution for you.. better than

 

  • awning (which are no good on windy days) 
  • tinted windows which actually absorb the heat from sun
  • roman blinds.. as it still doesn't stop heat on windows
  • cooling with aircon

will cost few hundred dollars

 

 


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  #3181460 13-Jan-2024 14:46
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timmmay:

 

This kind of thing was part of the reason we got ducted heat pumps. I'm not sure ducted is a good idea in general, individual room gives a lot more control, but cooling the room is probably the only real solution. Putting an awning outside should reduce the heat, but even then you'll probably need cooling.

 

We got some sunshade blinds from Roman Blinds Direct a few years ago, we found them excellent. Not sure if they helped with temp much, but they're much nicer than other curtains. You can choose 1% to 10% light passing through. They can do motorised blinds, but you probably don't need that for sunshade.

 

 

We are in the middle of the gas verses heatpumps dilemma we have ducted central heating which will probably last another 5 years so don’t want to look at ducted heat pumps quite yet. Will check out Roman blinds direct have brought from them before , I couldn’t see an option to select the light percentage though . I think our current ones are 10% , just looked at 5% ones at gutherie baron about $ 500 for a 1550 x 1230 drop not cheap as the second room window is twice the size


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  #3181461 13-Jan-2024 14:47
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Eitsop:

 

I had same issue... I built my house at slightly wrong angle.. and sun gets on windows in afternoon.. cooking the bedrooms, even thought I had tinted windows and argon gas.. it raised the temp and made it uncomfortable for kids to sleep

 

I have the perfect solution for you.. better than

 

  • awning (which are no good on windy days) 
  • tinted windows which actually absorb the heat from sun
  • roman blinds.. as it still doesn't stop heat on windows
  • cooling with aircon

will cost few hundred dollars

 

 

 

 

What’s the perfect solution:)


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  #3181476 13-Jan-2024 14:54
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Eitsop:

I had same issue... I built my house at slightly wrong angle.. and sun gets on windows in afternoon.. cooking the bedrooms, even thought I had tinted windows and argon gas.. it raised the temp and made it uncomfortable for kids to sleep


I have the perfect solution for you.. better than



  • awning (which are no good on windy days) 

  • tinted windows which actually absorb the heat from sun

  • roman blinds.. as it still doesn't stop heat on windows

  • cooling with aircon


will cost few hundred dollars


 



Alright then, keep your secrets.



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  #3181480 13-Jan-2024 15:07
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You can select 10% blinds by emailing them, it's not that common. I would go for lower if your main aim is to reduce heat, we didn't want to leave the rooms too dark, 10% is still darker than the old net curtains. Bright rooms I'd go 5% I guess.

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  #3181494 13-Jan-2024 16:12
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timmmay: You can select 10% blinds by emailing them, it's not that common. I would go for lower if your main aim is to reduce heat, we didn't want to leave the rooms too dark, 10% is still darker than the old net curtains. Bright rooms I'd go 5% I guess.
cool will flick them an email appreciate your advice

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  #3181495 13-Jan-2024 16:20
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I'm not saying you should, just that it's an option.

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  #3181498 13-Jan-2024 16:51
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I sell these external mounted blinds, which also allow windows to be opened.. 

 

 

Its a much better solution, as it can even keep the aluminium cool


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  #3181520 13-Jan-2024 19:02
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@Eitsop how are they fastened to the frame? They look as if they can fold up and not rigid on their own frame. How do they cope with high winds? Could they also be used as a type of soft storm shutter if fixed strongly enough. Have seen something similar in American tornado zones. 


  #3181522 13-Jan-2024 19:27
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Eitsop:

 

I sell these external mounted blinds, which also allow windows to be opened.. 

 

 

Its a much better solution, as it can even keep the aluminium cool

 

What happens in winter, when you want the sun to come in.


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  #3181524 13-Jan-2024 19:41
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They clip off for winter

  #3181525 13-Jan-2024 19:44
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Eitsop: They clip off for winter

 

A little bit difficult on a 2nd storey.

 

I'm not trying to be difficult. This looks like it could  be useful in my situation, but I need to think of the practicalities. 


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