What are Solar Shades?
Solar roller shades are fabric sun shades designed to reduce glare and direct sun light and heat while preserving the view to the outside. Solar sun shades come in a variety of styles, colors, and weaves.
Solar sun shades are made of a single layer of light filtering fabric rolled on a traditional roller shade barrel and blends well into any dÃ©cor. Because they reduce direct sunlight solar shades are perfect for kitchens and living areas where natural light is welcomed but needs to be muted without disturbing the view. Solar screen shades are designed to not only preserve the view while minimizing direct sunlight, their roller shade construction means they have a low profile and take up very little window space when open.
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07/29/2012 - My solar shade arrived on Friday. Very fast service and it was just what I ordered. Very pleased! We installed it on Sunday. Love, love, love it!!!! Very easy to install, perfect fit and solar shade looks GREAT! I will gladly recommend you to family and friends. Thank you so much!
-- Ronda, Corpus Christi, TX
Solar Shades are designed to maximize both views and natural light while minimizing the heat and glare of sunlight. Solar shades use the same roller design as standard vinyl and fabric roller shades but istead of blocking light solar sun shades use a variety of textures and weaves to minimize natural light while providing open views outside your window.
Whether it's a view of a city skyline or your backyard, solar screen shades can help minimize direct sun without blocking the landscape. Since solar shades do not provide much privacy so if this is a concern you may consider combining solar shades with another window treatment like horizontal blinds.
Importance of Solar Sun Shade "Openness Factor"
Each solar shade has an openness factor that relates to the tightness of the weave and the corresponding shade percentage it provides.
A solar shades openness factor is indirectly proportional to the amount of shade it provides: The lower the openness factor the higher the amount of light blockage; i.e. a 3% openness factor provides 97% light blockage. Since solar shades are designed to give you greater control over the amount of light you let in and still give you an open view, each has a different openness factor that provides a specific degree of shading. For example, the solar shade with 5% openness gives approximately 70% shade where as the solar sun shades with a 14% openness factor gives you about 60% shade.
Lift Type Options for Solar Shades Add Convenience & Safety
Lift types refers to how you will raise and lower your solar shades. Blindster.com offers two lift types for your solar screen shades needs.
Cordless Spring Roller: Cordless offers easy up and down operation and is an important safety consideration for homes with small children, as loose cords can be dangerous. Cordless window treatments also offer a cleaner, uncluttered look to your room.
Continuous Cord Loop: Another really nice window shade option is the continuous cord loop, offered on Blindster's solar sun shades. These beaded chains feed back into themselves, preventing any cords or chains from dangling or lying on the floor. Simply pull on one end of the chain to raise the solar sun shade and gently pull on the other to lower it. This is the perfect solar shades system for people who like to have precise control over the rise and fall of the shade.
Why Made-to-Measure Custom Window Shades?
Custom solar shades are made based on your individual window measurements and specifications so they will fit properly and perform the function you have in mind. Blindster's window shades are constructed with quality materials and come in a wide range of colors, styles and options based on our years of experience in the window covering industry. Premium materials and quality production methods ensure years of service from your blinds.
Blindster makes it easy for you to save time, gas & money on window treatments.
Buy blinds online and save with Blindster's always discount solar shade prices! To help you with your choice, Blindster offers free samples, and on most orders we offer free shipping too. Blindster offers a great selection of solar screen shades and with our Fit or Free guarantee we take the fear out of ordering custom window treatments online!