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Old 05-11-2019, 05:27 PM
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I viewed a new house on a golf course yesterday that has everything I have been looking for in a house. However, the screened lanai, the kitchen, and the master bedroom face to the west, and the sun would shine directly into these areas every afternoon. I would like some opinions on how much of a negative this will be and can this be minimized by screening and shading to block out the sun. If you have a west facing lanai, please let me know if this is a serious problem.
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Old 05-11-2019, 05:48 PM
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This is the same situation we have now with our second home here in TV. Our first home was east facing lanai which was far better for its use. We since created a front of home sitting area replacing some of the landscape with a paver patio.


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Old 05-11-2019, 05:51 PM
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Our lanai and bedroom face a little north of west and it is not that much of a problem, it has no effect on the bedroom but the sun does come into the lanai in late afternoon. I wanted my lanai to face the east to get morning sun but chose our home based on the view, etc. You will realize that if it's 90 degrees and humid outside it doesn't matter which way your lanai faces it will still be uncomfortable with or without the sun shining in.
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Old 05-11-2019, 06:22 PM
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We have the same situation and we have dealt with it effectively. We have a sunroom which is all huge windows. We had a tight fitting canvas blind custom made to completely cover the window from outside facing due west and we have heavy window tinting on that side of the home. We also have Solar shade sun roller blinds made to measure for each window inside the room. With the blind down you will not even know the sun is shining. We use the exterior canvas blind for at least seven months of the year. If you buy this home, do not skimp on your sun protection it is worth every penny in the long run.

The benefit to this exposure is that you get all the sun you need in the winter. We literally live in this room it is bright and sunny year round.

All our other rooms have good shutters. No drapes.
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Old 05-11-2019, 06:28 PM
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We are most happy with our west-facing lanai and eat most meals there. Wouldn't give up the gorgeous sunsets.
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:12 PM
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I viewed a new house on a golf course yesterday that has everything I have been looking for in a house. However, the screened lanai, the kitchen, and the master bedroom face to the west, and the sun would shine directly into these areas every afternoon. I would like some opinions on how much of a negative this will be and can this be minimized by screening and shading to block out the sun. If you have a west facing lanai, please let me know if this is a serious problem.

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Old 05-11-2019, 07:26 PM
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We had one home where the back faced west; NEVER AGAIN! Was miserable in the afternoons trying to grill out, sit outside or do anything in the back yard.
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:58 PM
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We have a west-facing lanai.

It is very nice in the morning when my wife and I sit outside and have our coffee.

It is also very nice in the evening if there a few clouds to block the sun. If there are no clouds and the sun comes directly into our house, we pull down the shades we had installed.
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Old 05-12-2019, 05:43 AM
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My number one riority was a house oriented NS, and I’m glad I gott one I rented a house with west facing lanai and LR for a month and HATED it. This way I get some sun on lanai in late afternoon which is okay especially in winter
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Old 05-12-2019, 06:27 AM
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We rented in August with a West acing lanai and it was unusable. We bought a house with a South facing lanai and we are very happy.
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