How Solar Screen Shades work
- Motorized Insolroll® Solar Screen Shades In Action
Solar Screen shades block the sun, but not the view.
Solar screen fabric is available in a wide variety of colors, styles, and openness factors to meet almost any criteria. These fabrics tend to fall into three categories; dark fabrics, light fabrics, and high performance reflective fabrics.
Dark-colored Solar Screen Fabrics
Dark fabrics provide excellent glare control by reducing the visible light that comes through the fabric. Fabrics that block 94%-96% of the visible light provide excellent glare control characteristics. These dark fabrics will absorb a lot of heat and keep it at the window until it dissipates into the room.
Light-colored Solar Screen Fabrics
Light colored fabrics are more effective at reflecting heat but allow more visible light into the room. Fabrics that block 80-90% of the visible light often require a dual treatment (drapery or dual blackout shade) to properly control glare on large glass areas. View through the fabric is similar to a sheer drapery.
High Performance Fabrics
High performance fabrics like SilverScreen have a reflective exterior regardless of the room-side color. 3-5% open reflective fabrics with 3-5% openness provide excellent heat control, glare control, and view through characteristics.
In addition the heat, glare and view through characteristics, all solar screen fabrics provide:
- Open Feeling
- Maintain Connection to Outside
- Manage Light
- Reduce UV