If you’ve even driven a car with tinted windows, you know how helpful it can be on a bright and sunny day. Your eyes strain less, the interior stays cooler, and you feel more comfortable in general as you drive.
Solar screens are the “home” equivalent to tinted windows. Using a special mesh construction, manufacturers have developed screens that effectively block the sun without compromise aesthetic appeal or views from inside the home. Here are the biggest benefits of installing solar screens on your windows.
Reflects the sun’s harmful rays
We all know the sun is vital and necessary to live, and moderate doses of sunlight are healthy. But we also know that there are many harmful effects of too much sunlight, and being exposed to those rays can lead to health complications. A solar screen is useful in this respect, since it reflects up to 88% of the harmful, negative effects of direct sunlight.
Decreases room temperature
Who doesn’t want to save a buck on energy costs when temperatures rise? Solar shields are incredibly good at keeping temperatures lower inside. In many cases, this means your air conditioning doesn’t have to work as hard to keep the space cool. Over the long time, this translates to lower monthly energy costs.
Although the special mesh of a quality solar screen will stop the heat and glare of the sun from entering your home, it will not stop you from enjoying unobstructed views from inside. You still have a great view and plenty of light, but the heat and glare are kept out, allowing you to remain cool and comfortable throughout the year.
Gives more privacy
Depending on your neighborhood, and how densely populated it is, privacy can be a real issue. Solar screens cut the glare and heat from the sun, but also double as privacy barriers, allowing people inside the home to see out while preventing those outside from seeing in.
Cuts the glare
If you’ve ever found yourself squinting in your own home, as a result of the glare from the sun invading through your windows, you’ll be interested to know that solar screens are highly effective at cutting the visual glare of the sun, creating a more comfortable indoor environment for you and your family.
You may not realize that direct exposure to sunlight (including sunlight that comes through windows) can fade and warp your furniture over time. Solar screens provide the added benefit of protecting your precious possessions from the damaging rays of the sun.
Finding the right solution for solar screens
There are a lot of solar screens on the market, and a lot of companies out there who install them. But before you choose which product to buy and which contractor to hire, it’s worth doing a bit of research to make sure you’re getting the most for your money. A reputable solar screen specialist will have vital knowledge to share, and can help you find the best products in your price range. Expert installation with written guarantees is also a must for your solar screen investment.