Solar shades are window treatments that are designed to reduce sunlight, UV light, and glare from entering a room. They are shades that are coated with a material that works to provide all these benefits. You can buy varying levels of solar protection. When purchasing solar shades, you will notice a percentage associated with the blinds. The percentage indicates how much UV light is allowed to penetrate them. The smaller the percentage, the greater the protection. Some important things to note about solar shades are:
- Reduction of Heat – Solar shades help to reduce incoming heat from the sun into a room. The amount of heat reduction depends on the solar shade percentage. The smaller the percentage, the greater the reduction of heat. The color of the shades also affects the amount of heat reduction. Darker colors are ablet to keep more light and heat from entering a room.
- UV Protection – Solar shades are great at reducing the amount of UV rays entering a home. This is ideal for your health as well as protection for your home and belongings. UV rays can cause carpet and upholstery to fade over time. Help protect your investments with solar shades.
- Added Privacy – Solar shades offer a good amount of privacy, helping to keep people outside from seeing inside your home. For the greatest amount of privacy, you should choose a 1% solar shade, as these have the tightest weave.
If you think that solar shades are a good option for you, then give us a call at Blinds America. We know window treatments, and we are confident that we can get you the perfect window treatments for your home and family.