Thursday, August 16, 2007


Beating the Heat

We converted the garage a couple of years ago into an office space for Kurt. The walls are drywalled and we put in a big window (thanks to Kurt and Mary) and a new entry door so it feels like a cool little studio. But "Cool" doesn't work in summer as there is no ceiling, just the unfinished underside of the roof. So in the summer it gets beastly hot from time to time. There is an R2 unit air conditioner, but it has to work too hard and wasn't as effective as possible with all that hot air coming through. So, a frugal idea -- use a large shade sail to block as much sun/heat as possible before it hits the roof all afternoon.


And it appears to be working pretty well for the price/effort.

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