porch with deep eaves in Key Largo eco-friendly house
Photo: Laura Moss
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Heat Beaters

John and Diane knew their house would have to contend with several climatic factors endemic to the Sunshine State, most notably all that sunshine. "Our main goal was to keep the heat out," says John, whose battle plan included long, overhanging eaves that would shield the windows from harsh sunlight. Bahama shutters, hinged at the top, shade the upper floors.
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