How can I block the harmful direct sun through a second story window?

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My LR is open concept and 2 stories tall with a southern/western exposure. I have no direct access to the window. How can I protect people and furnishings from those harmful rays?

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  • Barbara Barbara on Dec 26, 2017
    In our 2 story tall living room windows we used clear contact papers. When stuck on glass it appears as frosted glass. This diffuses the sun somewhat but still allows the light thru. You can create a design on the paper if you wish. We, like you, just wanted the sun diffused.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Dec 26, 2017
    Do you own the building or do you rent? If you rent, I'd suggest talking to the owner. Is there any kind of "sun ray block" built into the glass? I'm having a difficult time picturing how you don't have access to the glass. Is it behind something or is it too tall? Do you have access to the outside in any way? Could you have a professional put up awnings if you can't reach it? The usual way is to use some kind of curtain. Could you get some professional help to put curtains in front of the windows? I can see where this is a difficult project for DIY unless you have the proper equipment to get really high up. Wishing you the best & Happy New Year!

  • Levant Levant on Dec 26, 2017
    window tint film wit a UV block

  • KimH KimH on Dec 26, 2017
    can you add a picture?

  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 26, 2017
    I would put reflective window film on them to prevent UV light.... comes in 4 color tones but is see through inside.... https://www.amazon.com/Reflective-Window-Mirror-Privacy-Sticker/dp/B075SWVTN6/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1514317771&sr=8-9&keywords=reflective+window+film