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Old 03-24-2013, 08:12 AM
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:23 AM
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Let me know how you feel in july
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:45 AM
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I can get the pic facing south and looking right!

Also don't cook in july
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Beautiful!!
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I have a west facing lanai as well. Summer is unbearable. Any suggestions for cooling it down? I bought Awnair adjustable awnings and that help shade it, but it is still stifling. Would insulation help?
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I have a west facing lanai as well. Summer is unbearable. Any suggestions for cooling it down? I bought Awnair adjustable awnings and that help shade it, but it is still stifling. Would insulation help?
If you have windows, try closing all the windows and keeping the door between your air conditioned house and the lanai open. of course keeping the shades down will help as well.
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Still...... isn't that pretty?
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We totally agree! We would NOT give up our west facing lanai/birdcage. The sunsets are AWESOME and well worth the few days when it is hot. Even than, we do not mind at all.
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We totally agree! We would NOT give up our west facing lanai/birdcage. The sunsets are AWESOME and well worth the few days when it is hot. Even than, we do not mind at all.
Few days it is hot??? You're kidding, right?
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lol. Nope, not at all. We also have a pool so it helps to have it when it is hot too. The Birdcage keeps it somewhat cooler also. Our utility bills are still low compared to what most are saying. Winter utility is even better. I guess the heat hasn't bothered us as much as much. We used to get 90s plus north also. Even last summer it was hotter north than here. 100s plus.
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I was told it gets so hot, you can grille a steak on a rock in the summer.
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I was told it gets so hot, you can grille a steak on a rock in the summer.
Lou....would you please try grilling a steak on a rock in July and report back??

Sunset photos are beautiful and I wish I was there watching one RIGHT NOW!
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I concur - west facing lanai is great.
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Folks it's a fact, not an opinion West side is the hottest and for the longest part of the day all year.

Therefore, it is a factor to consider in buying a home.

yes it was a nice pic
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Beautiful pictures!

I know from previous threads many people prefer the west facing lanai. Even better with a pool!

I happen to be a person who prefers the heat to the cold. We would take our island vacations in July and August!

Thanks for sharing.
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