Landscape & Garden Design
Aug 31, 2009 11:26 am
We have two windows that get all the hot afternoon sun. It heats up the room dramatically, although we have blinds installed. I am thinking of getting thick bamboo sheets from a hardware store and putting them in front of the windows (and a few plants, too, maybe cordylines for decoration). Do you think this would stop much of the sun from getting in?
Our Adenbrook home was completed in September.
Re: Would bamboo be an effective sun blocker for windows?2
Aug 31, 2009 11:48 am
You can buy outdoor bamboo blinds that roll up and down - they are very effective
Re: Would bamboo be an effective sun blocker for windows?3
Aug 31, 2009 11:51 am
Yep I'm with Lisanne. We bought cheap outdoor blinds (Reject shop?) for my son's bedroom at our last house. It did a great job in keeping his room cooler during summer but still let in some light.
Can I ask what sort of blinds you have on the windows inside?
Happy at Home
Re: Would bamboo be an effective sun blocker for windows?4
Aug 31, 2009 12:26 pm
We used shadecloth. We rigged it up ourselves but these days you can buy shadecloth window blinds ready made. For the longer term think about getting a deciduous tree.
Re: Would bamboo be an effective sun blocker for windows?5
Aug 31, 2009 11:52 pm
we did the later, very effective for both daytime privacy and cooling. My mum had done this also using darker shade blinds and it looks really good and keeps the temps right down.
We used white for the light.
Were not expensive either and stupidly easy to install.
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