Solar shades, sometimes referred to as sunscreens, are a beautiful and functional alternative to standard window coverings. They offer added benefits that make them the perfect choice for homes with a view or windows located where sunlight shines directly in.
Solar shades are made of fabric woven tight enough to block out some sunlight but are open enough to see through. They come in a range of openness from 0-25%. The smaller the number the less open and the less you will be able to see through the shade. The higher the number the more open so the better the view and more light will pass through.
Standard window treatments completely block your view when they are closed. Solar shades allow you to take advantage of the view outside your window even when they are fully extended. You determine light control by the percentage of openness you choose.
Solar shades are a type of roller shade with a fabric panel that wraps around a roller at the top when open. There are three standard valance options available for solar shades, as well as various styles of wooden cornices. For a clean look, a square aluminum fascia can be added to cover the roller and brackets. For a coordinating look, the fascia can be wrapped with a matching fabric. A third valance option for solar shades is the cassette. The cassette is rounded and also covers the roller and brackets. It has a coordinating fabric insert. The fascia and cassette are available in different colors such as bronze, brushed aluminum, black and vanilla. Of course there is always the no valance option if you prefer.
There are different types of lift systems to choose from, depending on your needs. The child-safe cordless lift system and motorized system are best for eliminating the strangulation hazard that cords and chains create. They also provide a clean, uncluttered appearance.
Not only do solar shades offer a streamlined, sophisticated look, they are also eco-friendly. They significantly reduce harmful UV rays that can damage your home and furniture. They decrease temperature transference, keeping it cooler inside during the summer and warmer during the winter. This saves you money!
Another benefit of solar shades is that they block glare, making them perfect for rooms with televisions or computers.
Keep in mind that because of the openness factor, visibility from outside of the home is as clear as it is from the inside, especially at night with inside lighting. If privacy is a concern, choose the lowest openness percentage. Pair solar shades with drapery or curtains to maximize privacy.
Solar shades are versatile, functional and they look great! These energy-efficient shades look beautiful in any room, while simultaneously saving money on your electric bill and making a more comfortable environment in those spaces that receive direct sunlight.
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