My neighbour's newly install glass shade on their front door is reflecting sunlight to my house and it is very bright and annoying. I will approach my neighbour politely to discuss what can be done to address the bright reflected sunlight.
The reflection is from a shade made of glass and it looks to be dark tint already.
I myself have no idea what can be done but I rather approach them with a solution. Is there any film that can be applied to the glass to eliminate the reflection?
Should I even consider paying for it if they refuse? I know I should not but I want things done
EDIT: Is not their front door, but a shade
The post is to ask forum members recommendation on material/solution that can dampen the reflection so I can discuss and propose to my neighbour as this is the best approach in opening a conversation rather than tell them to simply fix it. With all the feedback, I have decided the following approach.
• Approach my neighbour later, at the mean time just count the days and minutes/hours I am impacted. No point asking for changes if it is just a week or 2.
• Another reason to approach later is the current shade is new install, so they may be reluctant to change.
• When I do approach, recommend frosting as other have suggested. It does go with their wall colour. Currently is some dark transparent tint.
Thanks all that have replied and having read the comments, I will group the reply as follow.
An eye for an eye – I much rather avoids that and live in a neighborhood where everyone can coexist peacefully. I deal enough with douchebag in my life and I don’t want to live next to one.
Break their glass shade that is causing the reflection – Let’s not do that for reason same as above and it is illegal. I much rather call bikie
They have every right to build their house which ever way they see fit – I agree, but please be considerate of others (me). Picture this, you have a weekly team meeting and your manager always fart in every meeting. Under this argument, then it is your problem and if you not happy then leave the company, don’t discuss this matter with the manager who is farting or HR.
Is my problem so close your blind and darken your house – true, but I feel I should not have to adjust my living condition in my own house in my own privacy because of external factors caused by others. Some external factor is unavoidable like neighbour renovating their house, but I feel the sun reflection can be avoided/addressed. I have neighbour approach me politely point out my outdoor spotlight is disturbing them and I happily address their concern. Is nice when everyone is friendly to each other.
More light the better – Not if the light is blinding you when you are inside your own house. Picture night time driving and incoming traffic is high beam you 4 cars away for 20min.
It is just seasonal – If it is 2 weeks in a year then I will tolerate, but considering my house is 2 story then it is likely to be much longer. Also considering the intensity, I think it will be many days to come.