Keeping the sun out of your home is very important which is why investing in solar window shades is a very good choice. Solar shades act as a buffer between the inside of your home and the sunlight. They are very effective in filtering harsh sun rays and blocking heat. Likewise, they can also be used to block ultraviolet rays that can have a negative effect on a person’s skin. These shades come in a variety of sizes and colors and can be tailor made to fit the windows in your home. Many people use solar shades for their sunrooms or for rooms that face the patio as they provide visibility while protecting from the sun.
When purchasing sun shades there are a few elements that should be considered so that you can choose the shades that are best for your home. The first element is the amount of protection you want from the sun. These shades are usually given a percentage rating that acts as guide for determining the amount of sun protection and privacy a person will obtain by using that particular shade. The lower the percentage the more sun protection and privacy but also the less visibility. Most people don’t choose a sun shade with over a 10% protection rating so that they can have a fairly even amount of protection, privacy and visibility.
Window solar shades can be customized to suit your home. They come in a variety of lengths and widths and even come in a number of different colors also. You can even purchase a solar shade that have intricate patterns and weaves similar to textured blinds. What is great is that these additions do not affect the main functioning of the shades which is to protect against the sun. People purchase these shades for a variety of reasons. If you are merely interested in keeping your rooms cool in the heat a solar shade that is with high sun protection made of light colored material may be best for you. If you are interested in blocking ultraviolet rays and maintaining some privacy you may opt for a solar shade that is a bit darker in color or patterned with a higher protection rating. You can create the solar window shade that will suit your needs.
Solar window screens can also be made to open and close per your preference. If you prefer the traditional pulls string method of opening, closing, raising and lowering your screens, then this style is available. You can also purchase solar screens that can be motorized. Motorized solar screens allow the user to control the amount of light and coverage offered by the screen with the push of a button. The motorized screen will be more expensive than the other options, but it is a choice that should be considered.
Purchasing screens that provide protection from the sun is very good way of keeping your home cool in the summer. It is also great for protecting your furniture and other belongings from fading that result from too much exposure to the sun.