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What are Solar Screens?
Solar Screens cover the outside of a window similar to full size standard window screens. The difference is that solar screens are designed to block the heat gain that is generated when the sun's heat passes through the glass windows. Normally solar screens are made to cover the entire window to achieve the most heat blocking benefits and should be made with Heavy Duty Aluminum Frame instead of standard window screen frame. Although solar screens may look dark from outside, the outward visibility is maintained. With darker color solar shades, it is kind of like looking out though sunglasses, it blocks the glare and sometimes the outward visibility is even better than without the solar screen.
What are the Benefits of Installing Solar Screens?
The Home Cooling and Energy Savings potential of solar screens in warm climates
are simply Phenomenal. Room temperature reduction of up to 15 degrees and savings of up to 25-30% of the cooling portion of electric
energy costs can be achieved in warm climates. Did those numbers register with you? Most people can't really understand how effective
solar screens are until they get them on their windows. Then they understand.
Do you have "problem rooms" that always seems to be hotter than the others? Can you can walk some rooms and feel the heat? The closer you get to the window, the more you can feel the heat on your skin? Some people even close off certain rooms because they are too hot. Solar Screens are the "Instant Cure" for these heat problems.
Open your blinds and drapes to let in the light and stay cool with your windows covered by external solar screens.
Additional benefits of installing solar screens on your windows is UV Protection for your Drapes, Furniture, Floors Paintings and other valuables to Reduce or Eliminate Fading and discoloration. Another added benefit is Daytime Privacy.
How do Solar Screens Work?
With Suntex Solar Screen installed, up to 80-90% of the sun's heat and glare is reflected, absorbed and dissipated before it strikes the window.
as much as 230 BTUs can fall on each square foot of unprotected glass. The chart illustrates how Suntex 80 Solar Screens helps cool
the home by blocking much of the heat before it reaches the glass.
Can I see Out Through Solar Screens?
Yes, even though they may look dark from the outside, the outward visibility can be excellent especially with the darker color Suntex 80% Solar Screens. In some cases the outward visibility is even improved as the solar screens reduce the sun's glare. The outward view can be so good that many people forget they are even on the windows.