We’re all aware of the hazards of UV rays. While we all need sunscreen and sunglasses to protect our skin and eyes, shouldn’t something be said about our homes as well? Indeed we must take advantage of the benefits of regular daylight, but we must also protect our home from the elements and ensure the safety of our furnishings and floors. Solar shades are one of the most common ways to accomplish this. It has benefits and drawbacks, which we will discuss in this blog. But first, let us know what solar shades are?
What are solar shades?
Solar shades are window coverings that block the sun’s UV rays and are typically woven polyester fabric. They hand from the outside of your windows and function more like power outage drapes than tinted windows. They have a similar look to a traditional window treatment but benefit from filtering out UV rays. They are more expensive and can be combined with window tinting to provide complete sun protection. Because solar shades block the sun, they provide significantly more security than other window coverings.
Benefits of solar shades:
- Reduce sun glare: The primary benefit of solar shades is their ability to reduce sun glare by filtering light while also providing privacy.
- Improves skin health: Solar concealing is more effective at protecting your skin from UV rays and harsh sunlight.
- Adaptability: Solar shades can be raised during the day or regularly, providing the flexibility that window tints lack. So, assuming you need a day with a good view of your patio, you can raise the shades. You can even use a divider switch or a controller to automate and control the shades.
- Versatility: Solar shades can be used on almost any type of window. Solar shades reduce energy costs by deflecting heat in the summer and retaining heat in the winter. These variables can help you save money on your energy bills. On the other hand, solar shades are far more effective at preventing heat because they keep the window glass cool in the late spring.
- Expressive variety: Solar shades come in a wide range of designs, allowing you to select a style that complements your home.
Drawbacks of solar shades:
- Tasteful issues: while solar shades do not affect your view from the inside, from the outside, certain types can make the house appear dark as if it were wearing shades. This design isn’t suitable for every property owner.
- Not absolute “blackout” shades: They provide some privacy during the day, but the house’s interior can still be seen through them, especially when the lights are turned on.
- Wind stream inhibition: Some sun-based shades are so thick that they reduce wind flow, which can be a problem for homeowners who value windows as ventilators.
- Weakness: Solar shades are prone to damage in windy weather and may need to be repaired from time to time.
Want to know more?
Solar shades can be a great addition to your home and, more importantly, to your enduring strength, depending on your needs. Whatever decision you make, contact our professional team, who will gladly answer any questions or concerns you may have and assist you in making the best decision possible.