Advantages of Solar Screens

Solar screens are made of special materials that block sunlight and ultraviolet rays. Solar screens have several benefits as compared to conventional drapes, blinds, and other window coverings.

Keeps Heat Out in the Summer:

Solar screens keep sunlight out and prevent bright sunlight from entering your home or office. They are also quite effective in minimizing the transfer of heat indoors. In the summer, interior space can be quite comfortable because most of the heat is blocked and glares from sunlight are also minimized. Here in Arizona lots of our clients leave their solar screens up all year. But they are very easy to take off yourself and store away in your garage in the winter months if you prefer more light to come in your home.

Available in a Wide Variety of Colors and Shapes:

Though solar screens are somewhat pricier than regular window screens, they are definitely more economical in the long run, because of the many advantages they provide. They are also available in different sizes, shapes, and designs to suit your home or office space. Solar shades enhance the look of any living space because they are attractive and appealing. Most common color is black but some people like the "nude" color cause it blends into their house better.

Prevents Effects of Ultraviolet Rays:

Solar screens block harmful ultraviolet rays from entering your home. This way, many harmful diseases such as skin cancer and other disorders can be prevented to a great extent.

Minimizes Requirement for Air Conditioning:

Use of solar screens helps in reducing indoor temperature during hot summer days. Because minimal heat is allowed indoors during the day, the temperature indoors is also much more bearable during the night. This reduces the need for air conditioning all day during the summer and racking up that electric bill.

Protects Furniture and Other Equipment:

Because solar screens block the direct glare from the sun and also filter out ultraviolet light, they are very beneficial in conserving items such as furniture and upholstery. Most of us have experienced the need to replace such items because of fading and other damage caused by the sun’s harsh rays. By purchasing and installing solar shades, the life span of such articles can be greatly enhanced.

Provides Clear View of the Outside:

With the use of solar screens, there is no longer any need to use drapes or blinds to cover your windows. Fabrics and blinds have disadvantages such as blocking the view outside and fading of such materials caused by constant exposure to sunlight. With solar shades, you can enjoy the view outside without any fear of ultraviolet rays or excessive heat. People are often very surprised by how well they can see out and that their view is not obstructed. 


Conserve Energy:

In the summer, because solar screens reduce the heat and glare from the sun, the indoor temperature is regulated and there is a reduced need for cooling mechanisms such as air conditioning. This is greatly beneficial to the environment because air conditioners are well known for their contribution to harmful emissions in the atmosphere.

To schedule an estimate for Solar Screens to be installed call Palmer Professional Services at 520.252.1355

Sevice areas include Tucson Arizona, Sahuarita, Green Valley, Oro Valley, Marana, and Vail



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