Solar Shades

Solar Shades are a special type of window treatment that protect the interior of your home or building from the harmful effects of UV light.  Instead of penetrating through the window, the sun’s rays will simply be reflected, and the heat absorbed. Solar Shades in Denver are are becoming increasingly popular, as they’re far more versatile than other options, and go a long way toward saving you valuable time, money and energy. Made of cutting-edge material designed to block sunlight and ultraviolet rays, customers who install for Solar Shades over more traditional options quickly see the benefits. If you’re thinking about installing custom solar shades in Denver, here’s everything you need to know.

How Do They Work?

Solar Screens are engineered specifically to control heat and light. Their special mesh allows a lower percentage of both to enter the room. The degree to which the Solar Shade blocks light depends upon the shade’s color. A lighter shade will reflect light, brightening the room. A darker shade, however, will offer better glare reduction and warm the room with ambient heat. Darker colors resemble a view through a tinted window, while lighter colors will make you feel like you’re looking through sheer drapes.

Solar Shades Prevent the Harmful Effects of Ultraviolet Rays

One of the primary benefits of Solar Shades is that they block harmful ultraviolet rays from entering your home. While you may not notice these rays in your  day-to-day life, they can actually  lead to many harmful diseases like skin cancer and other disorders. Investing in Solar Shades can be as important as applying sunscreen at the beach.

They Conserve Energy

Since Solar Shades reduce the heat and glare from the sun, indoor temperature naturally become lower and there is less need for cooling mechanisms like air conditioning. This is also great if you’re environmentally conscious, as air conditioners are known to produce harmful emissions. By investing in a solar shade installation, you’re also doing your part for the environment.

Clearer Views Through the Window

You might be worried that installing Solar Shades could obstruct your view through your window, but that’s a misconception. Using Solar Shades means there’s no longer any need for drapes or blinds to cover your window, and you’ll actually enjoy a clearer view of the outside.

Moderates Interior Temperature

We all know how frustrating it is to be sitting on the couch reading a book, or watching TV, and having to deal with window glare. Direct light from the sun often hits other surfaces and reflects back, which isn’t exactly easy on your eyes. With solar shades, however, you won’t have to worry about this. Solar Shades absorb glare and heat, leaving your eyes unbothered and keeping your home from overheating in the sun’s rays.

Available in a Wide Variety of Designs

You don’t have to worry about Solar Shades not fitting the aesthetic of your home, because they’re available in a  wide variety of designs. You can choose which size, shape and pattern you’d prefer, so it fits nicely with the style of the rest of your home.

Protects Furniture and Other Equipment

Since Solar Shades block the direct glare from the sun, as well as filter out ultraviolet light, they are instrumental in protecting items like furniture and upholstery from the harmful effects of the sun. We’ve all been there. Over time, a couch’s upholstery appears faded after a few years and we decide to replace it at great expense. What we often fail to consider, however, is that this doesn’t happen simply through age. The sun shining through a living room window every day slowly wears away at many of your household fabrics, causing them to fade and lose their color. By installing Solar Shades, you can help reduce the negative effects of the sun’s rays  on your furniture, increase the lifespan of your household items, and ultimately save money.

At Direct Awnings & Doors, we’re the premier choice for Solar Shade installation in Denver. Our experts are trained to install high-quality Solar Shades in a wide variety of environments, from homes to businesses. If you have any questions about Solar Shades or the installation process, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.