Solar roller shades offer the advantage of being retractable, so at warmer times, you can lower them to take advantage of maximal heat control, and at cooler times, you can raise them all the way, or just enough, to take advantage of letting more warmth into the house. This flexibility is far superior to an external seasonal screen for heat control, because it allows you to maintain light ambiance control as well as temperature control, to fit your lifestyle.
Solar screen fabrics are manufactured very precisely, and for every screen fabric type, we have fenestration data that has come from testing the fabric’s performance. The number we’re concerned with, in terms of heat, is called the Shading Coefficient, and it expresses how effective the fabric has been measured to be at filtering the heat from infrared solar radiation. There are lots of options to fit lots of custom needs and seeking the help of an expert is advisable.
To that end, we would love to discuss the multitude of options and ways that solar roller shades can modernize and manage your living or working space. Also, for a quick idea of what your solar roller shades project might cost, check out our online roller shade cost calculator.