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Because monitor colors vary dramatically, please order free samples if exact color is important to you.
Solar shades, or solar screens, are popular with many homeowners. These window treatments reduce solar heat gain and block the UV rays from the sun while still allowing views of the outdoors. This type of material is used to produce more than shades. Manufacturers use it in panel track blinds and vertical blinds as well.
Whether you purchase panel track blinds, vertical blinds or a shade, you will improve your home's energy efficiency. Reducing solar heat gain with any type of window treatment will save you money on the cost to cool your house. Solar shades are ideal for the windows in any room with a view. They are the best option for all the windows facing the ocean on a beach house so the view remains unobstructed. The material effectively prevents UV rays from entering the home. UV rays have the potential to damage furniture and carpets.
You have a choice of openness factors when choosing solar shades for the home. This can be tricky to understand. It is almost as if whoever created the rating system intentionally wanted to confuse people. The most common openness factors are from 3% to 14%. Most people have no idea what these numbers mean. You should take the time to figure it out so you can make an appropriate choice for your needs. The easiest way to understand what these numbers mean is to remember the higher numbers allow more light to penetrate the fabric. A solar screen with an openness factor of 14% allows the most amount of light through and provides the best view. A 3% openness factor allows less light through and is more difficult to see through.
Openness has an effect on privacy. Shades with a 14% openness factor may provide a better view of the outdoors but people outside will be able to look in. Visibility is even better after dusk if you have the lights inside turned on.
You will need to determine whether view through or privacy is more important to you when you make your choice. Individuals who demand complete privacy may want to consider another type of window treatment. Even shades with a low openness factor will not completely block the view from outside. A different type of window covering will be a better choice for homeowners who put a high value on privacy.
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"Great quality, would recommend to friends."
"Amazing 99" wide solid r shade with remote control! Samples came quickly and the quality of this product is outstanding given the comparatively low price I paid. Love the sleek modern remote control!!"
"Directions made install easy"
"The shade we ordered was for a large picture window in our living room. It looks awesome and I would certainly recommend the solar shade to anyone."
"I have purchased the solar blinds for 10 windows in my home. \nYes, I would definitely recommend this product."
"Excellent product and easy to install."
"My shades are in my kitchen, living room, and bedrooms. They keep the rooms cooler by a good ten degrees, and look great. "
"The blinds are definitely of good quality and work well. I have recommended them to all my neighbors."
"Unknown at this time as they are not hung because of a missing part. It was disappointing not being able to get appropriate assistance on a Saturday."
"Quality product, easy to install, looks good in our windows. Recommended to anyone who wants to block excess sunlight, yet still let in light."
"LOVE the product of solar blinds/shades. They work like a charm to reduce heat and glare in the house. Was able to run air conditioning at a higher temp and still be comfortable. \nNo shims nor written instructions included. Had to scrounge around to find something to shim some of the blinds. \nI would highly recommend the product of solar shade/blind. They cut heat and glare, while allowing a view to the outside. If privacy is an issue, use these with drapes you can close. "
"I purchase the product for my husband who works on our back outdoor porch. It is very hot, and he sits next to the screen, which makes me nervous (skin cancer). When I tell him to pull down the previous blind he says it blocks too much light...the solar shade is\nperfect in every way."
"Looks wonderful. They operate smoothly."