Solar sun shades are a type of roller window shade which shields direct sunlight without blocking the view. Their weave-style fabrics offer different degrees of openness, giving you precise light and UV control for sunny windows. No more fading carpets or furnishings! Not only do solar sun shades reduce glare, but they also improve energy efficiency by reducing heat. MORE [+]
Block Harsh Sunlight with Solar Sun Shades
Solar shades are also known as sun control shades, solar shades, solar screen shades, and Sheerweave solar window shades. They are available in different levels of opaqueness (or openness), depending on how much light control you desire. We carry a full line of Phifer Sheerweave sun shades, Vista Vision sun shades, and BlindsOnSale sun shades.
Fabric solar shades are usually made from PVC-coated fiberglass fabric and are available in a variety of styles, designs, and colors. Fabric solar shades are designers' choice for solar shades.
Sheer weave solar shades emphasize function by giving you maximum sun control. Phifer sheer weave shades are a recognized leader in the solar shade industry.
Openness denotes how much light solar shades let through your window. Use this factor to compare different types of solar shades when sunlight is a concern.
This number indicates the percentage of UV rays that are blocked by the shades. For windows with intense sunlight, UV blockage may be a strong factor in helping you decide which type of solar shades to order.
Roller Shade Style
Solar shades come in a traditional roller shade style where the shade rolls up neatly as it is raised.
Standard Roll and Reverse Roll
Standard roll describes fabric rolling over the back of the roller so that the fabric-covered roll bar is exposed to the room. Reverse roll describes fabric rolling over the front so that the roll bar is never exposed. Some types of solar shades allow you to switch between standard and reverse roll during installation, so please ask about this option when you order. Valances may be used to cover the roller.
On solar shades with railroading, the fabric is turned sideways, allowing your shades to be wider than the width of the fabric. Please note that the height of the shade cannot exceed the fabric width. Common fabric widths for solar shades are between 70 to 75 inches. See details under the "Available Options" tab when you order.
Continuous Cord Loop
Solar shades are available with continuous cord lift style headrails as a standard headrail. Cord lift style headrails allow you to raise and lower the shade with a loop of cord, which is easier than the traditional method of raising and lowering the shade.
Motorized Solar Shades
Some of our sun shades offer motorization so that you can raise and lower an entire room of shades with one remote. We recommend motorization to ease the operation of shades that are mounted high on a wall. Motorized sheer shadings can be ordered with a timer for automatic operation.
Exterior Sun Shades
We also offer exterior sun shades. Install your exterior sun shades outside on a porch or patio with a roof. They are more durable and weather-resistant than interior solar shades and, even outside, allow for light and heat control.
Solar, Window & Exterior Sun Shades
Features at a Glance
Solar shades and sun shades are a perfect covering for sunny windows. They are available in varying degrees of openness and UV protection.
- Look at the openness factor for your sun shades' light blocking ability.
- Solar shades have a UV blocking rating that explains how much ultraviolet light they block.
- We carry a wide variety of Phifer Sheerweave solar shades.
- Motorized solar shades are available for many of our solar shades and sun shades.
- Exterior sun shades are also available for outside installation.
BlindsOnSale Solar Shades
Sheerweave Solar Shades
Exterior Solar Shades
Solar Shades offer excellent light control for sunny windows. We offer Solar
Shades in a large variety of screens and fabrics.
Our Solar Shades are available in
Weave style Solar Shades or
Screen style fabric Solar Shades.
Phifer Sheerweave Solar Shades are
14% openness levels.
Solar Shades are available with
continuous cord loop headrails for ease of use in large
Blinds On Sale is a window treatment company specializing in Plantation Shutters. Our full selection of products include: Faux Wood Blinds, Bamboo Blinds, Fabric Roller, Roman and Cellular Shades and Sheer Shades.
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