Is your room filled with stifling heat and uncomfortably bright lights first thing in the morning? Or maybe your windows are positioned directly where the hot blazing sun shines? If that is the case, getting a solar screen might be a great fix for that.
Skyrocketing electricity bills and overused cooling appliances are big problems in the summer months. Many folks are trying to find fast and easy solutions for these issues. One of these solutions includes installing solar screens in your home. If you ever wonder which windows would benefit from solar screens the most, look at the sides. Because the sun sets in the west and rises in the east, those areas of the home get more sun exposure.
But before you get one installed, you must first know what a solar screen is and what it does.
What Exactly is a Solar Screen?
Solar screens are screen panels made up of special window screen mesh usually made of a polyester weave. They typically have an additional PVC coating to keep them strong and durable against the weather. Solar screens are attached to the outer side of the windows. They are typically installed to deflect the harsh sunbeams that enter your house.
Sunlight can still pass through the window screen mesh of the solar screen. However, it does not compromise the natural lighting that the sun provides. Instead, solar screens deflect the harmful parts away while reducing glare and heat.
On top of that, solar screens do not hinder your window’s visibility. These screens are not very visible unless you look at them quite closely.
5 Benefits of Installing a Solar Screen
· Solar screens block heat without compromising lighting and visibility.
These screens prevent the sun’s rays from making your home too hot. Solar screens block UV rays at around 65-70% while only reducing visibility as low as 15%. Some screens block visibility by about 40%, but that depends on the fabric you select. Still, you can get yourself visibility and heat protection simultaneously.
· They help in keeping rooms cool.
If your windows allow less heat, you can use fans and air-conditioners less. This can help you save up energy and money by reducing electricity costs. In addition, these screens allow you to keep comfortable temperatures around the house.
· Solar screens block UV rays without compromising airflow.
Even when you keep your windows open to get fresh air in your home, solar screens can still protect you. It still deflects harmful UV rays that could fade furnishings while allowing cool air to get in. It also prevents insects and unwanted pests from getting in even if you leave your windows open.
· These screens are affordable.
Compared to other types of window treatments, solar screens are quite affordable and less costly. This is because they are made up of fabric that can be cut or made to fit any window. The material can then be held in place by a frame that mounts it to your window.
· Solar screens are better than insulating drapes and window tints.
Solar screens are less expensive and easy to clean. They block heat while allowing sun in your home without lowering the brightness levels in a room. Unlike window tints, they are less of a hassle to maintain than drapes and won’t be an issue with window insurance.
Other Benefits of Solar Screens
There are a lot of other benefits aside from sun glare reduction you could get from getting a solar screen.
Solar screens are made up of tough and durable material that is also flame-resistant. They are custom built to fit on the windows of your home and do not fade easily. In addition, the glare reduction these screens bring makes the outdoors more visible from the inside too.
Aside from that, the reduced sunlight can reduce the fading effect glare has. You can keep your carpets, curtains, wooden panels and furniture fade-free with a solar screen. It could also help keep your plants and pets safe as it filters out harmful UV rays.
Do You Need Professionals to Help with Solar Screen Installation?
Many people would choose to try and install solar screens on their own to save money. But unfortunately, this could lead to incorrect installation, which can lead to damage. It will also cost you more and add up to your expenses. A better way to go about this would be to hire glass specialists to help you out.
A seasoned windows specialist might be able to help you, as the solar screen is attached to the windows. They can also assess the status of your window and repair or replace what is needed. Making sure that your windows are healthy will benefit you and your solar screen more. Applying a solar screen on a subpar or damaged window would render the screen useless after all.
If you need a tried and tested Arizona-based window service, Glass King is here to help. We provide window installations, restorations, replacements, and other related services. We can also help you install a brand-new solar screen!
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