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Solar Window Shades

Features :
  • Solar Shades have the same overall construction as Roller Shades but differ in material / fabric choice
  • Solar Shades offer excellent protection against the harmful UV rays, and protect furnishings and interior decor
  • A Solar Shades openness factor determines how sheer or screened the view through is
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Solar Shades - 5% (and less) Openness Factor


In the window covering industry Solar Shade descriptions refer to an "openness factor". This translates into the amount of light that is allowed through, expressed as a percentage. A lower openness factor increases UV blockage, but the outside view will not be as clear. The higher openness factor creates a better view, but decreases UV blockage. Solar Shades with 5% openness factor diffuse light for a soft screened view; harmful UV rays by are blocked by 95% or higher. Solar Shades are typically used where an outward visibility, glare control and temperature reduction is desired.

Solar Shades - 7% Openness Factor


Solar Screens with a 7% openness factor offer the perfect combination of providing a great view outward, while reducing UV rays that are harmful to your furniture and interior decor. Solar Shades with 7% openness factor diffuse light for a soft screened view while reducing glare; harmful UV rays by are blocked by 93%. Solar Shades are typically used where an outward visibility, glare control and temperature reduction is desired.

Solar Shades - 10% Openness Factor


Solar Shades or Solar Screens with a 10% openness factor offer an increased view through. They still provide significant UV protection and glare reduction, helping to protect interior design and furniture. The higher openness factor creates a better view, but decreases UV blockage slightly. Solar Shades with 10% openness factor reduce glare; harmful UV rays by are blocked by 90%. Solar Shades are typically used where an outward visibility, glare control and temperature reduction is desired.

Solar Shades - 14% Openness Factor


Solar Shades with a 14% openness factor offers the least amount of light blocking with a superior view through. Glare is reduced, blocking 86% of harmful UV rays, while maintaining superior visibility. Solar Shades are typically used in rooms where an outward visibility, glare control and temperature reduction is desired.

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