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Solar Window Shades

Solar Window Shades

Whether it’s the winter or summer, or you live in a mild or extreme climate, solar shades are a great investment. Adding solar window shades to your Cary, NC home will make your home more modern, stylish, and energy efficient. Solar shades are versatile with different openness settings, making them an ideal choice for your comfort.

Varying degrees of openness is a key benefit to solar shades. When you have higher openness in solar shades, it adds softness to harsh sunlight. You can also have solar shades with lower openness to better protect your privacy and reduce UV ray penetration. In other words, the lower the percentage of openness in the shade, the tighter the weave and the less light will show through. The higher the percentage of openness in the shade, the clearer the view.

Solar shades are also ideal for boosting your home’s energy efficiency. They allow you to take control over the amount of light and heat that enters your home, thereby giving you better control over your home’s temperature to decrease your energy usage and bills.

You can buy solar shades in varying opacities, usually from 14% to 1% openness. Shades with 1% shade block 99% of UV rays, 10% shade blocks 90% of UV rays, and so on. The most popular opacity for solar shades is 5%. These shades are most commonly seen in both commercial and residential properties, as they offer a clear view of the outdoors while still blocking some UV rays.

You can also shop for solar shades by style, including interior and exterior. Interior solar shades are designed for use on the inside of your home. They are ideal for colder climates as they are hurt by snow or wind. During the warmer months, interior solar shades help eliminate heat gain. When it gets cold, interior solar shades let in some light to help warm the house. They usually have a range of 30-70% effectiveness.

Exterior solar shades are attached to the outside of the home, similar to awnings. They help keep you at a comfortable temperature whether you are indoors or out, protect your privacy, and regulate temperatures in the warmer months. Exterior solar shades work best on patios, south-facing windows, or decks, and can help reduce the sun’s heat by 80%. Choose a lighter colored exterior shade to block more UV rays, or a darker color exterior shade for better visibility.

Solar window shades come in a wide range of colors, prints and patterns so you can easily match your existing blinds, décor, and style preferences. No matter what your home needs, solar window shades are a great option.

Kiwi Designs, Fine Blinds & Shutters, can help you learn more about solar shades and other types of Cary, NC window shades. We have many years of experience in the window covering business, and would love to offer our guidance and assistance to you and your family. Please pay us a visit at 1785 NW Maynard Rd Cary, NC 27513, or give us a call at (919) 380-0898,

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