I just finished taping silver reflective insulation material to my window. The view from my bedroom window is fabulous. I can see the Olympic Mountains, a sliver of Elliot Bay and blocks and blocks of some city across from us that I have yet to determine the name of even though I've lived here 5 years. But the view comes with a price and it's called the afternoon sun. Both my roommates who do not have a view of anything other than the house behind us and an alley, don't have this problem. Their rooms stay cool while mine turns into an oven. Lets see if the insulation helps. I'll gladly give up my view for a few days for a cooler room.