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Date: 4/12/13 7:01 PM

Awhile back you all helped me out with a discussion about the best way to advertise to sell all my sweet late Husband's tools, vehicles, and premium salvage. When people help me think about stuff I can get it going on pretty well eventually. So, I am using Ebay free classifieds, Pennysaver, Craig's list, Tractorhouse, and posting flyers at certain businesses in town which encourage that kind of thing. Have sold quite a bit. The more expensive stuff is going to take longer, but I am definitely using all the options available. So, Thanks to all of you.

Now a fabric question. I have a South facing sewing room window. I want to have the Roman Shades up during the day for the view and more cheer, but need a second, sheer layer to filter out the direct sunlight. I want to be able to see out really well, so I don't know if lace is really going to work for that. Also want to keep the direct sun off of fabrics and other stuff to prevent fading and extra heat. I think I am looking for something that acts like shade cloth, but is attractive enough to put in a window. Any of you know of a fabric that fits that description?

Thanks in advance for helping to jump-start my ole brain.

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Date: 4/13/13 10:44 AM

I have many South facing windows and no trees to shade the house.

I applied UV film from Home Depot to those windows. It can be a bit tricky to handle, but I did it all by myself.

You can see through it and wash the windows as usual.

That was about 10 years ago and the film still works well for preventing sun fade.

There are other varieties if you want to also reduce the heat from the sun hitting the windows.

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Date: 4/13/13 11:00 AM

We had a company come and do ours. Why? We tried to do it ourselves, but that stuff is really hard to work with and we ended up with a mess.

My husband's office faces SE and it gets all morning sun. On a cloudy day, the room is 70. On a sunny day, it could be 85. Now with the 3M film applied to the windows, it stays around 75 on a sunny day. The installer did one window and had us stand in front of it. Nice. Then we stood in front of the one not done yet, and wow. A huge difference in heat transferance. We loved it. On the upper windows above the large ones, he put a darker color film. You can't tell it is on the windows when standing outside the house. It does not show. On the lower window, is a slightly lighter shade. We both wish we had done it all in the darker color. We thought it might show from the street, but it does not. And it is completely clear when looking out the windows. We love it.

I had the lighter shade done in the DR as well. Now we are thinking of doing the kitchen window, as the SW heat comes in through that one and heats up the kitchen. Granted the blinds are closed all the time, but boy does it get hot. If I go to the DR windows 7 feet away and open the blinds, it is nice and cool. The 3M film installed makes a huge difference in heat transference.

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Date: 4/13/13 11:22 AM

We did 2 small windows last year as well. I like it. Allows more privacy too.

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Date: 4/13/13 7:51 PM

That is an idea I like. It will keep the window looking clean and simple. I will check it out at Home Depot.

Thanks.

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Date: 4/13/13 7:56 PM

Sorry, double posted.
-- Edited on 4/13/13 9:43 PM --

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Date: 4/13/13 7:56 PM

sorry, triple posted.
-- Edited on 4/13/13 9:42 PM --

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Date: 4/13/13 7:56 PM

Stop, Stop! It is way to easy to talk me into having someone else do it. I probably can't afford that, as I just had screens done. It is only one window, though, so maybe I will read the instructions and see if I think I should risk it. Another good idea. Thank you.
-- Edited on 4/13/13 9:40 PM --

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Date: 4/13/13 7:57 PM

Alright, that is 3 out of 3. I guess I know now what to do with that window. Thanks tgm and kittys.

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