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  • Premier 10 Openness Solar Shades
    Premier 10% Solar Screen Roller Shades | Factory Direct Blinds.
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  • Premier 14% Solar Screen Roller Shade
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  • Premier 5% Solar Screen Roller Shade
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  • Premier 3% Solar Screen Roller Shade
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Solar Shades & Solar Blinds

Everyone loves having enough natural light in their home. It’s also essential to have effective window coverings with UV protection. Solar shades are a great window treatment solution for protecting yourself and your furniture from harmful UV rays. Solar shades or solar blinds are often the best solutions if you have larger windows in your living room or home theater.

Keep in mind that solar shades are not the same as blackout window shades. They don’t block the light entirely but can filter out up to 90%. One of the biggest misconceptions about solar shades is that they’re only helpful in areas with lots of sunshine year-round. On the contrary, blocking UV rays effectively is important regardless of location, as UV rays penetrate clouds and window glass.

Indoor Solar Shades

Perhaps your home already has outdoor roller blinds, and you’re unsure if solar shades are necessary. Here are a few reasons solar shades are a great addition regardless of your existing window treatments.

  • Excellent UV protection – The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays cause skin damage, accelerate aging, and promote furniture damage and fading. With solar shades, homeowners are minimizing these issues while promoting better skin health.
  • Glare prevention – Solar shades efficiently diffuse light and ensure you can read on your laptop or tablet without difficulty.
  • Energy efficiency – By filtering out sunlight, you also improve the overall energy efficiency of your home. Solar shades help keep your home cool during the summer by stopping the extra heat from penetrating the windows.
  • Easy installation and maintenance – Measuring and installing solar shades is a straightforward DIY project as long as you have the right tools on hand. The shades are also easy to clean and don’t require excessive maintenance.
  • Customization options – Besides having the option to choose many styles and colors, you can also pick solar shade upgrades. Functions like continuous cord loops, cordless lifts, and motorization are a few of these options.

Having solar shades in your home gives you numerous benefits. They’re a phenomenal addition to any room in your home and will help you reduce and master light control and filtering.

FAQ

How to clean solar shades

The best approach to cleaning solar shades includes using non-abrasive detergents, warm water, and a soft microfiber cloth. It’s essential to avoid using bleach. Scrub any existing stains as gently as possible to avoid damaging the shades. It’s important to avoid white vinegar, which is the go-to, eco-friendly choice for many cleaning chores. Vinegar’s acidity may discolor the solar shade fabric.

What do solar shades do?

Solar shades block UV rays and deliver efficient light control. They also reduce glare, so are a great choice for living rooms and media rooms. They are a compatible addition to a smart home, especially when they feature a cordless design.

How to install solar shades

Solar shade installation includes all the same steps as standard roller shades. While you can opt for mounting the solar shades outside the window opening, installing them inside the window recess is usually best. The installation process includes drilling, so access to the right tools is vital. You can consult this practical guide, which contains step-by-step instructions for solar shades installation.

What does the percentage mean on solar shades?

The percentage number on solar shades represents opacity levels. These range from 0 to 14 and refer to how much light comes through the solar shade. Lower percentages indicate a thicker fabric weave and less opacity. Higher percentages ensure a clearer view outside but also less light filtering capability.