Solar Screens cover the outside of a window similar to full size standard window screens. The difference is that solar screens are designed to block the heat gain that is generated when the sun’s heat passes through the glass windows. Normally solar screens are made to cover the entire window to achieve the most heat blocking benefits and should be made with Heavy Duty Aluminum Frame instead of standard window screen frame. Although solar screens may look dark from outside, the outward visibility is maintained. With darker color solar shades, it is kind of like looking out though sunglasses, it blocks the glare and sometimes the outward visibility is even better than without the solar screen.
The Home Cooling and Energy Savings potential of solar screens in warm climates are simply Phenomenal. Room temperature reduction of up to 15 degrees and savings of up to 25-30% of the cooling portion of electric energy costs can be achieved in warm climates. Did those numbers r.egister with you? Most people can’t really understand how effective solar screens are until they get them on their windows. Then they understand.
Do you have “problem rooms” that always seems to be hotter than the others? Can you can walk some rooms and feel the heat? The closer you get to the window, the more you can feel the heat on your skin? Some people even close off certain rooms because they are too hot. Solar Screens are the “Instant Cure” for these heat problems.
Open your blinds nd drapes to let in the light and stay cool with your windows covered by external solar screens.
Additional benefits of installing solar screens on your windows is UV Protection for your Drapes, Furniture, Floors Paintings and other valuables to Reduce or Eliminate Fading and discoloration. Another added benefit is Daytime Privacy.