Will southwest facing windows get too hot in zone 5A?
We're currently working on plans for our new house and our design and plot plan have southwest facing windows for the three kids' bedrooms. I'm concerned about the late afternoon summer sun shining directly in the windows and overheating those bedrooms. There will be some shade on the two bedrooms furthest to the south, but the corner bedroom will not get any shade for a few hours.
I estimate the biggest problem in the early and late summer assuming I decided to put horizontal awnings above the windows to block the high sun.
Ive attached the plot plan showing the home orientation. The few trees closest to the house will need to come down since they are diseased chinese elms. The home is rotated this direction to allow a walkout on the northwest side.
Will the 2-3 hours of directly sunlight from 4-7pm really be a problem or am I worrying too much? Will I be able to resolve the issue with interior shading or low-e windows? Or are my only options rotating the house or installing awnings that cover the top two thirds of the windows?
Thanks in advance!
Posted Mon, 09/02/2013 - 10:08
Edited Mon, 09/02/2013 - 10:11
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