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SOLAR
SCREENS
FAMILY OWNED
AND
OPERATED
210-777-3003

Solar Screens can help you save money and lower your energy bill!

Solar screen is the most cost-effective product to control elevated temperatures from entering your home, while protecting you and your family from sun’s damaging UV rays.

 

Solar screens can reduce the use of air conditioning up to 60% and reduce temperatures by 10 to 15 degrees. This investment can help you save up to 20% on utility bills (colder months).

 

More benefits:

*Protect your house from insects and pests
*Provide privacy
*Block 90% of harmful UV rays
*Protect furniture, rugs, and carpet
*Pay for itself very rapidly

Benefits of Solar Screens

Solar screens, from its name alone, already sounds superior than any other kind of screen that exists. Aside from the typical functionalities of screens like insect protection, solar screens can also deflect the sun’s glare and minimize heat. At least that’s what they’re most popular for.

If you’ve ever considered solar screens but aren’t sure if you should push through with it, here we’ll give you the factors to consider about them, including breaking down how exactly they work with their advantages and disadvantages.

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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.

Advantages of Solar Screens

Blocking the harmful rays of the sun is just one good aspect of having solar screens installed. There are so many other advantages to it that are not advertised as much or as often. These are the best features and qualities of solar screens in full:

UV Protection

UV Protection

If you compare solar screens to other kinds of screens, they show a darker tint. One of the major pros of solar screens is their “sun control” function. They can deflect about 65 to 90% of the glare and heat from the sun. This means the UV rays are blocked from coming through the screen.

 

This is especially good for pool enclosures where you spend most of your time with a lot of skin exposed. Though it’s always a good measure to wear sunscreen wherever, solar screens in your enclosures doubles the protection and prevent short term effects in the form of sunburns and long term effects like severe skin conditions from extended sun exposure.

Heat Insulation

Heat Insulation
In addition to UV protection, solar screens are preferred for the insulation they provide for the interiors of the home. They significantly reduce solar heat gain by keeping the hot temperatures outside.

 

As the material blocks the sun’s heat and UV rays, it also absorbs much of the heat and disperses what little heat enters through the perforations in the weave. It also regulates it through the air flow that is let in. This is why solar screens are most suitable to put in exterior-facing (also sun-facing) windows and openings to maximize this function.

 

For this function, a bonus advantage of solar screens is reduced energy costs from less air conditioning. The cooler indoor temperature eliminates the need for it during bearable (read: not during summer) months.

Protection from Bugs

Protection from Bugs
Any kind of screen aims to prevent bugs from entering the home. Sometimes the little pests can be insistent and scratch their way in or fit themselves through the holes. It depends on the tightness of the weave.

 

Some can keep out big ones out but not the small, possibly virus-carrying ones. Solar screens have small enough perforations even no-see-ums can’t pass through. They’re also thick that no amount of insect scratch can easily disintegrate it.

Fresher Air

Fresher Air
Some screen brands have solar screen products that are certified in providing good air quality in the home. The material meets high standards in having low VOC emissions indoors where VOC or volatile organic compounds tend to be higher than outdoors.

 

This impacts positively on the quality of air inside the home as the screens also filter in air without a variety of chemicals.

Works with Different Installation Options

Works with Different Installation Options
Solar screens work best in places where it’s generally warm year-round like Florida. You can install the screens on windows and not be affected so much even during the winter months.

 

However, you also have the option of installing them as a fixed screen or a retractable one that you can pull up or down whenever you deem necessary according to the weather. You can keep it up when it’s cold outside and you want the indoors to be warmer than outdoors.

Economical

Economical
Solar screens can come cheaper than your ordinary screen. Price may vary depending on the contractors you hire to install them for you and the brand they use, but the choice of screen is generally cheaper than other available alternatives.