Solar screens are the most effective outdoor window shades and inexpensive solution that you can apply to your home for lowering energy bills. They block the heat transfer through your windows and doors while still maintaining your view. This lowers your energy costs while also providing protection from insects. Solar screens come in a variety of colors to match any exterior home décor. Solar screens work by creating shade between the solar screen and the exterior pain of glass. When the windows are closed, they are more efficient than awnings. The solar screen also reflects direct light from the sun and absorbs and holds heat, which is then dispersed away from the glass.
Common films are cheaper than solar screens but often leave the undesired effect and in most cases voids your window's manufacturer warranty.
In the summer, most unwanted heat gain comes in the form of sunlight radiating through unprotected glass. This glass is a building's most vulnerable area for heat gain. The U.S. Dept. of Energy says in its 1994 study, that shading the outside exposed windows or doors is the best way to stop heat build up. (www.eere.energy.gov) The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Clearinghouse says that roughly 40% of heat build-up and heat loss is through windows and doors. External shading is the most effective home treatment to counter these effects. Shading the exposed windows and doors can reduce temperatures by as much as 20 degrees. Other solutions such as indoor window film or blinds or insulated drapes do not block, reflect, or absorb the solar rays before they pass through the glass. The results are simple, heat builds up inside your home.
We use Phifer SunTex products that block up to 90 percent of the sun's heat and glare before it reaches the glass surface. Solar Screens are the leading choice for sun control among architects, builders, and homeowners. Unlike interior window treatment, like drapes & blinds, Solar Screens absorb and dissipate up to 90 percent of the UV rays, heat, and glare before it reaches the window glass.
Solar Screens & More offers personalized service and advice to serve every customer. We have many colors to choose from, offer FREE window cleaning with screen installation and will get the job done promptly.