Brandy Formanek, Real Estate Broker (New Paradigm Partners)

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Brandy Formanek
New Paradigm Partners - Loveland, CO
Real Estate Broker

Springer Drive

Oct 26, 2016 01:59 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

WOW -  fun to see how problems in one area are huge bonuses in another.   South facing windows here are a big plus!

Oct 26, 2016 07:27 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

My vote would be a retractable awning if there's room for it.

Oct 26, 2016 06:07 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

An electronic shade that you close from 3 until the sun sets.  I don't think, outside of tinted windows, that you can still have a view and keep the heat out.

Oct 26, 2016 05:03 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Brandy, the 3M product is fantastic and I'm sure you'll find companies in our area who offer that service.  It protects the floors, furniture and also keeps your electric bill within reason!  Good luck!

Oct 26, 2016 09:03 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

We do not have windows facing that direction.  With the most expensive triple paned windows it is 1/5th as efficient to insulate the bldg.   Plantation wooden shutters do provide some insulation as good a dual pane and very popular in Vegas and SW. 

Oct 26, 2016 04:44 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I'm sure you have already used big G to find out about window tinting.

As you discovered, interior adaptations do not eliminate the heat.

Exterior adaptations do.

Make sure the window tinting is IR and UV effective. Here in Florida, we also want impact protection. 3M seems to be the most dominate provider of such film.

Oct 26, 2016 02:58 AM
Justin Arlequin
DHI Mortgage | a D.R. Horton Company - Orlando, FL
Licensed Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS 1507059

Hurricane/Decorative exterior shutters. Brandy Formanek 

Oct 26, 2016 01:57 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've heard and seen good things about window tinting, plus it'll give you some privacy.  Right now, it doesn't look like you have any.  I'd skip the awning, it won't cover all the windows and I don't think it'll look good on the house.  Maybe some blind or shutters on the OUTSIDE of the windows, to prevent the heat from coming in. 

Oct 27, 2016 09:21 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have had clients buy homes with those gorgeous windows, and they had tinting put on, and electronic blinds.   They said it helped.

Oct 27, 2016 09:11 AM
Shahar Hillel
Encino, CA
Mortgage Consultant, Loan Officer.

Depending on the movement of the sun, windows glazing on the southern facing side of the building is recomnended  to warm a building during the winter.  In order to stay cool in the summer, passive solar houses rely on shading or overhang system of  to keep the building cool. doing that can reduce your heating and cooling costs by 85% on the average.

Hope that answer your question.

Best regards.

Oct 27, 2016 06:04 AM
Cherie Redding
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
Port Saint Lucie Real Estate Agent, Realtor

I would recommend Grommet style Thermal Curtains.  They will keep out the heat and tuck away nicely for the rest of the day.

Oct 27, 2016 01:43 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We are not window treatment pros. You might select your options, weigh appearance versus energy efficiency vs. cost. Bingo, you will have your answer!

Oct 27, 2016 12:37 AM
Toronto, ON

It depends on what the owner of the window wants to accomplish.

Oct 26, 2016 10:13 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Some clients of mine had a film put on their windows to reduce heat.

Oct 26, 2016 01:56 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Hunter Douglas window treatments

Oct 26, 2016 01:39 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I like free heat, but if you don't than perhaps a ventilation system to move that heat back out would help.

Oct 26, 2016 12:34 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I like Gabe Sanders suggestion. 

Oct 26, 2016 11:37 AM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Those window coverings (not shades nor blinds) that coat the outside of the window only, where you can see out, but others cannot see in, and it does cut down on the heat/cold Brandy Formanek.  I see them here in our community. 

Oct 26, 2016 11:24 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I would try tinting

Oct 26, 2016 08:39 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I would get profesional help

Oct 26, 2016 07:59 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Brandy - I'd never want to mess with the views on that lovely home. Crank up the A/C!

Oct 26, 2016 06:11 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I have been using outdoor inexpensive see through blinds purchased at Costco when added to the dual pane windows with a slight tint plus inside blinds drawn help deter the heat some but not all....

Oct 26, 2016 05:12 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have just had some Southern windows tinted and for residential purposes we used the 3M 71% product. The 90% product had a mirror effect on the outside and I didn't want that look on my house so settled on less sun blockage. The windows only get the intense sun for about an hour in the morning. This tinting has helped but did not eliminate the need for a shade or awning if it becomes too irritating. Right now we are on hold. 

Oct 26, 2016 04:50 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I would do a search on and see what others have done.

Oct 26, 2016 04:50 AM