What are Solar Screens? How Do They Work?
Solar screens are a mesh type cover for any window or opening in the home. It’s usually made of either polyester or fiberglass material threads weaved tightly together and coated with PVC or vinyl.
Fiberglass has a higher melting point, while polyester expand in high heat, so the former tends to be stronger as a solar screen.
Either way, both are thick and strong enough to withstand the external factors that may cause regular less-durable screens to early deterioration like insect scratches, UV light, and weather damage.
While solar screens don’t block out the sunlight altogether, it prevents the harmful rays from passing through its tight weave, hence the name. It’s safer especially for east- or west-facing windows and openings where the sun directly points at for certain hours in a day.