What are Solar Screens?
Solar screens are
exterior full length
screens that cover the entire glass of your windows
doors. Solar screens shade and reflect the sun's UV rays ultimately not letting the heat touch the window glass. They absorb
in the screen and then disperse the heat back into the air
from the glass.
Why buy Solar Screens?
Save money! Solar Screens can lower utility bills by up to
30%. With rising energy costs, even the most efficient air conditioning systems
may result in high utility bills. Solar Screens pay for themselves in a very
short amount of time.
What are some reasons people install Solar
- Exterior Solar
Screens stop the heat transfer into the home reducing the indoor temperature up
to 15 degrees. It’s like having a shade tree in front of every window in your
home or building.
- Block up to 90%
of the visible light heat responsible for almost half of the heat gain into a
home or building.
- Prevent fading
of valuable artwork, furnishings and curtains.
- Provide a degree of daytime
privacy. You can easily see out but inward visibility is reduced. Blinds can be
left open with very little visibility into your home or building.
- Can be easily
removed for cleaning.
- Less dust in your
- Provides a third
layer of insulation for double pane windows making them 15% more energy
Should I use Solar Screens in the winter?
Yes. Solar Screens create a barrier,
keeping the cold winter winds off the glass (similar to a storm window)
therefore keeping the temperature of the glass warmer. The warmer you keep the
glass, the less convection heat you’ll need. Result: Save Energy & Money!
Why use Solar
Screens instead of Tint?
- Window tint doesn't block as much
visible light heat as Solar Screens.
- With the new lines of clear window
films there is a high probability of future window cleaning causing permanent
scratches on the tint because the cleaner can't detect its presence.
- Tint is permanently attached to the
window and can’t be removed without considerable time and expense.
- May cause thermal shock fracture
when installed on insulated glass units because of undetected manufacturing
defects of the insulated glass unit itself. The heat and pressure caused
by the tint may exasperate the defect.
- If not installed correctly the
customer can see visible lines and bubbles.
- Tint will void the warranty on the majority of
Should I use the 80% or
90% screen material?
Solar Screens material is available
in several colors and densities. Densities include 80% and 90%. For more natural light, the
80% material is recommended. For glare reduction and maximum energy efficiency,
we recommend the 90% material. Choosing the right density depends on your individual needs.
What is the warranty?
The Solar Screens installed by California Solar Screens are guaranteed to be free from defects in material and workmanship. The screen material includes a Ten-Year Limited warranty.
Please see warranty for full details.
What is the turn around
time from the time the order is placed?
Approximately two to three weeks.
for a free estimate: California
Solar Screens 408-251-3000