Solar shades? Film? Worried about glare

lnhardinApril 26, 2009

Need some good advice here. We are just finishing up a new construction in Oklahoma. Hubby's new office has windows facing 3 sides - West, South and North. The west wall is almost all window. We did invest in high quality low E windows and we have a good sized overhang. Walking through the room, it looks to me like for at least a few hours a day there will be very bright light coming in from the West, probably causing a LOT of glare on computer screens on the desk. The desk is right by the windows. The windows appear to be doing a great job of cutting the heat. I have been in there when outdoors was in the 90s and it was quite comfortable - air conditioning has not been hooked up yet. So the issue will be the glare.

From the start Hubby was very much against anything that cuts the view from those office windows, but even he is beginning to see that there will be a glare problem on his desk. What is our best solution? We have discussed shutters, blinds, solar shades, outside shade,film, etc. It seems shutters would cut the view even when open. Outside shades will keep the casement windows from being opened, blinds have other problems. What is our best option? Would love to hear others' experience. We are in Oklahoma, so summer light/heat can be a big deal.

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i'm having the same problem if anyone wants to help

    Bookmark   May 13, 2011 at 9:14PM
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Interior roller shades. If you use a Phifer Suncontrol at a %10 opening, you will be able to see out of the shade and it cuts down/out the glare.

We use it a lot in Gas stations.

And it will still allow you to open casement windows.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2011 at 10:57AM
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I would recommend solar shades. They would offer you a stylish way to maintain your view and guard against glare. Bali Blinds has a large selection of colors and textures with varying degrees of solar openness. Use their free mobile app to select swatches and use the My Decorator tool to see your selection in combination with your wall, floor, and furniture colors. Check it out on

    Bookmark   June 23, 2011 at 8:45PM
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Why don't you quit digging up old posts and spamming this site? Businesses are required to pay for advertising here.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2011 at 11:38PM
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