Techniques For Shading Residential Walls And Windows
Solar radiation is a major heat source in buildings - welcome in cold weather but a summertime problem. Florida's long cooling season and short heating season increase the importance of protecting windows, walls and sliding glass doors during hot weather, while still permitting solar heat to enter a building during cold weather.cooling and heating energy savings of 10% - 20% are possible through good shading strategies. Properly designed roof overhangs can provide adequate sun protection, especially for south-facing surfaces. Vertical shading devices such as trees, trellises, trellised vines, shutters, shading screens awnings and exterior roll blinds are also effective. These options are recommended for east- and west-facing windows and walls. Because there is a large amount of diffuse radiation in Florida, large overhangs are effective for all orientations.
Buildings - Windows
Florida Solar Energy Center and Fairey, Philip, "Techniques For Shading Residential Walls And Windows" (1986). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 1009.