[Strawbale] How to protect/cover windows for heat protection?

Derek Roff derek at unm...
Tue Jul 13 17:50:20 CEST 2010

Seasonal sun movements are not synchronized with average temperatures, 
in most places.  For example, August 21st, two months after the summer 
solstice, might be 15 degrees C warmer than April 21st.  For this 
reason, seasonally movable sun shading is frequently useful, and daily 
moveable shades can be a big help where the sun is most intense.


--On Tuesday, July 13, 2010 2:35 AM +0200 Pablo Segundo Garcia 
<pablo2garcia at gmail...> wrote:
Also, if you want to shade the window a lot but want natural light
inside the rooms and not only near the window, some people use white
areas or reflective materials to channel the light horizontally or

Those lighting devices can be at the bottom of the window, and then
you can shade with a classic roller shutter; or I have seen horizontal
"window hoverhangs" that were not above the window, but at its highest
third, and shaded elevated summer light (for south faces), and
reflected some light to the insight aiming at the ceiling.

On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 12:28 AM, Dave Howorth <dave at howorth....uk> 
> On Mon, 2010-07-12 at 23:10 +0000, Neale Brickwood wrote:
>> HI
>> I guess the only solutions would be a roof overhang or veranda or
>> maybe film on the windows
> There are a few other possible techniques as well:
> - add a brise soleil
> - grow deciduous plants such as vines to shade the windows
> - add traditional shutters or roller shutters to the windows
> Cheers, Dave
>> On 12 Jul 2010, at 19:39, SWallat wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > our "passive solar" (proper location of the windows in outer walls)
>> > during autumn/spring time works fine to support heating the house
>> > during
>> > the cooler seasons.
>> > During summer we get heat through the windows inside. Any
>> > ideas/recommendations what could be installed to the windows of the
>> > outer walls to protect from "sunray heating"? We have strawbale 
>> > walls with wooden panel/cover to protect clay from rain as outer
>> > walls.
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