Betsy wrote:I had the tint put on all my windows too (3M Shatterguard) but still there is a lot of heat and glare from the west. I have cotton shades up and they stop the glare but not the heat. Also though I was thinking since I have the el-cheapo mobile home windows they might fare better under the protection awnings would provide...
Sorry Betsy, I guess I wasn't paying complete attention to what you said. Now it seems that you were saying you have cheap uninsulated
Window tint/film essentially only helps to block some of the radiant (infrared) heat that comes from the sunlight. But heat also travels via conductive and convection. This is where a good thermally insulated window would help, or some heavy thermal curtains or shades. Awnings, on the otherhand, only help to block radiant heat from the direct sunlight, but they don't do anything for conduction or convection. So, unless you address each of these issues, you probably won't be completely satisfied with the results.
Now, if you only have a problem with the direct sunlight radiating heat through the window and heating up the room, then yes, it would be beneficial to either block the sun altogether with an awning, or greatly
reduce it with some relatively inexpensive solar screen like I mentioned.