If you have been shopping for window coverings, you might have run into something called solar shades and are now wondering what they’re all about. Here is a little bit about them to give you a better understanding.
- The perfect compromise: We like to consider solar shades the perfect compromise for a window covering. With most covers, like blinds or curtains, you have to close them to keep the sun from blinding you throughout the day, but that also means you can no longer enjoy the view from your window. Solar shades still filter out the light, so you aren’t being blinded as you work in the office or in your home, while still allowing you to enjoy the view outside.
- Made of mesh: Many window coverings are made of thick fabric, wood, or other materials that are thick enough to block out the sun entirely when closed over the window. Solar shades are made of mesh materials that are thick and closely-knit enough that they fully block out the sun and even offer some privacy, but you can still see easily see through them.
- Reduce heat: Solar shades can also help in reducing some of the heat that comes in from your window during the day while blocking out the sun. This will help your home or office stay cooler, make your windows more energy efficient, and reduce energy bills because your air conditioning won’t have to work as hard to combat the heat of the sun.
- Multiple shading options: You will also find that solar shades are often available in varying degrees of darkness or shading. You can choose shades that are practically opaque, making it harder to see through to the view outdoors, or you can choose shades that are lighter and easier to see through yet still effective at blocking the light.
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