I’m building a home in northern Virginia, climate zone 4
I’m building a home in northern Virginia, climate zone 4. Most of the windows are to the open south, and we plan to shade them for solar access in winter and solar screening in summer. However, it’s not practical to shade some of the windows.
I plan to use high solar heat gain for the basement (and exposed concrete floor), and low solar heat gain for the second floor that will have enough heat anyway — and probably some mixture on the first floor with the master bedroom and living areas.
My question is: From both outside and inside, will low solar heat gain and high solar heat gain windows appear obviously different if they are (1) in the same plane and (2) adjacent? Thanks!
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