There are endless choices of window treatments for a home. With such wide varieties of shades and blinds, it becomes quite a daunting task to pick the right window treatment for a house. Every type of window covering has its own drawbacks and benefits. How can you choose the perfect window treatment? The best way to start is by learning about the varied options available. Solar screen shades are currently one of the most popular window treatments.
Do you know the difference between solar screen roller shades and regular roller shades? Let’s take a look…
Regular Roller Shades
Roller shades are solid sheets of fabrics that cover windows and are operated by a roller system. Unlike other shades, these shade systems do not have any slats. They simply consist of a fabric panel that can be moved up and down. In fact, roller shades are a popular window covering for households. These shades can vary in style, color and the material used. There are a plethora of choices of fabrics and styles of roller shades available to match every room’s décor and furnishing. These shades are also widely used in commercial setups as well.
Solar Screen Roller Shades
Solar screen shades are made of a distinct type of material that provides protection from harmful UV rays and glare of the sun. Giving protection from UV light does not mean that the shades block views, instead they optimize the views of the outdoors. These shades have mesh-like, woven material that prevents the sun’s glare from entering the interior. These shades can regulate room temperature effectively by reducing heat in the interior.
Tips For Choosing Solar Shades
When choosing solar shades, you have to consider a number of factors. The benefits of the shades will vary according to the fabric type and its openness level.
Openness of solar screen shades means how tightly their fabrics are woven. Loosely woven fabrics will have greater openness. If you choose a fabric with low openness then you will have greater protection from UV rays. However, low openness implies lower visibility. Fortunately, solar shadings come with different degrees of openness thereby giving you plenty of options to choose from.
- Fabric Types
There are three main categories of solar shades –
- Light colored shades
- Dark colored shades
- High performance shades