To limit the heat coming into a room,
it's best to stop it as far outside as you can.
So in order of effectiveness, you want a barrier
separated from the window outside,
touching the glass on the outside,
touching the glass on the inside,
then separated from the glass on the inside.
Trapping heat between the window and the barrier
may damage the window.
Putting the barrier outside the glass makes *IT*
vulnerable to physical damage.
From personal experience, when doing this as a DIY project, making window
screens is FAR easier than the reflective window adhesive. The screens I
made used supplies purchased at Home Depot. They were fairly easy to
assemble but making the screen too tight will actually bow the aluminum
The attempt with the reflective window adhesive was simply a disaster. To
explain the results would require far too many expletives not appropriate
for this group. ;)
Our company does windows in addition to shower doors and other glass
and glazing stuff and depending on the manufacturer of the actual
window or the company that they were purchased from, putting any type
of solar adhesive will probably void the warranty. Any time you place
something directly on the glass, you run the risk or it getting too
hot and shattering. Before you place anything on your window, I would
see what the warranty says. If your looking for a good insulated
window, the best way to go about it is purchase Low E glass.
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