Sun Shield

I hung fence panels on the west side of my house to give it some shade from the sun. Before I hung them the inside wall temp would be just over 100F in the afternoon measured from inside the house the outside walls would bearound 130F. The house has 2x4 walls with masonite siding.
After installation the wall temp is at ambient room temp. I was wondering whether or not this problem may be a indication that the walls of my house were poorly insulated.
The panels are installed on the utility side of my house and it doesnt look too bad blending in with a few fence panels I had previously installed to shield the air conditioner, garbage cans and utility connections from view. It is something I could live with.
Although it may be a little late to ask I was wondering if there is a reason I shouldnt have done this.
Jimmie
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Can you take them down for winter heating?
Bob Hofmann
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hr(bob) snipped-for-privacy@att.net wrote:

Yes they hang from the top using angle iron rail and bolt into the masonry foundation on the bottom. I can take out 4 lag bolts in each panel and remove them for maintenance. The three panels can be rmoved in about 10 minutes.
As far as for taking them down for heating this side of the house is also exposed to the coldest wind so I think it would best to leave them up all year.
Jimmie
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Only potential problems I can think of are based on method of mounting. Wind might cause panels to move and either tear the fasteners out of the wall or cause the panels to bang against the wall. If the panels are held close against the masonite, there might be mold or mildew growth and you might develop wild life habitat.
The screen in front of the wall is a great idea and used in hot climates.
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