How to Reduce Sun Glare Through Your Sash Windows

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How to Reduce Sun Glare Through Your Sash Windows

We try hard not to complain about the sun, as we can’t run the risk of seeming ungrateful for what little of it we get, but if there is one thing that niggles us its sun glare through our windows. Sun glare can make reading or watching television problematic, and it will also heat up your house pretty quickly if it gets the chance. Thankfully, you don’t need to close all the curtains and live in the dark, there are a few ways you can minimise sun glare through your sash windows.

  1. Install a Window FIlm

Anti-glare window film can reduce glare by upto 95%. One of the main benefits of putting a film on your sash windows is that it doesn’t block out the light completely, as curtains and blinds do. Instead, the film allows high levels of light to pass through but blocks 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays which can cause fading. So, window films not only protect your eyes from glare but they also protect your carpets and upholstery. 

  1. Make use of Awnings and Shutters

Awnings and shutters can minimise sun glare without totally blocking out all light from your home. The sun is at its hottest and highest at midday, so this is when glare is heightened. Adding an awning above your sash window can block out direct sunlight during this phase. 

Alternatively, installing shutters onto your sash windows means you can change the angle of these throughout the day to block out the glare whilst still allowing light into your home.

  1. Plant Strategically

Plants may not be the first things that spring to mind, but they can tackle the problem of sun glare very well. Trees and shrubbery are amazing sources of shade. One thing to bear in mind, however, is that many trees will lose their leaves throughout winter and so you should look into evergreen foliage that will not shed in winter.

These tips will help you enjoy the odd sunny day we get here in England, without having to deal with pesky sun glare.

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