Window Treatments To Keep Your View
We sometimes come across a customer who wants to block the sun and its glare out while maintaining their beautiful view. One of the most popular roller shade fabrics for this purpose is the sun screen or solar shade. This material usually allows a percentage of light to come through will still preserving your view. Of course, whenever you’d like to enjoy the sun you can easily roll the shade up. While I wouldn’t recommend this style if you’d like complete privacy, this material is the most commonly used for roller shades. Sun screens are available in hundreds of color combinations.
Apart from the convenience this material offers, some are fire retardant which make them a safe and practical choice. If you’re worried about them losing their color, rest assured that most sun screens can last about 10-15 years without fading. Care for this material is extremely easy. All it takes is some warm water and soap and most stains will come right off. This is another reason why sun screens are so popular with customers.
Now that we’ve discussed some of the advantages a solar shade offers, let’s talk about the negatives or downsides to this material. Since they are light-filtering, they don’t offer complete privacy at night. You won’t be able to see outside your window but people outside will be able to see in. This is one of the reasons why solar shades are extremely popular in condos, high-rises and office buildings.
If you’d still like this style for your home windows, we recommend having a double shade system set up where you have a solar shade and a room darkening shade installed on one window. This gives you the flexibility to operate each shade independently and decide how much light is let in. Be sure to give us a call if you have any questions about double shades or regular solar shades. You can reach us toll-free at 1-888-946-6777 Monday thru Friday 9am to 7pm EST.