Solar Screen Benefits

Solar screens are window shades that offer numerous benefits. Not only do they reduce glare, but they also keep the house cool and electricity bills low. Additionally, they offer health benefits by keeping out dangerous UVA and UVB light. These inexpensive shades eventually pay for themselves in cost savings elsewhere.

How Solar Screens Work

Solar Screen Benefits

Solar screens replace conventional window screens and like the conventional kind, they don't block out the view and they allow air to come in the room. Unlike conventional screens, they block out the sun's harmful rays. Most solar screens keep out 80 to 90 percent of the sun's heat. Solar screens also come in a variety of colors and can be pet-proofed for patio doors and windows.

Health Benefits

There are numerous health benefits to having solar screens. They protect people from the sun's energy and shield eyes from its harmful glare. Moreover, they help keep homes cool. These shades also block out ultraviolet rays.

Economic Benefits

Solar screens also help homeowners save money. Though traditionally more expensive than traditional blinds or shades, these pay for themselves with the money they save the homeowner on electric bills. By keeping homes cooler, people save money by not having to use their air conditioning systems or fans as often, thus reducing energy costs. In the winter, they keep houses warmer so homeowners don't have to set their heating systems as high.

Other Money-Saving Benefits

Along with helping people save on energy bills, solar screens also help people save money on having to replace furniture. By blocking the sun's rays, the screens keep furniture from fading. Solar screen companies suggest people install these screens in rooms people use the most and in rooms with valuable furniture.

Additional Benefits

These screens can be custom-fit for any window or door. In addition to all the benefits noted, these screens also keep insects out and, depending on the color, provide increased privacy.

About the Author

Jorina Fontelera has been writing about business since 2003, covering the printing and manufacturing sectors, as well as the global accounting and financial industries. She has contributed to "USA Today," "Milwaukee Business Journal" and several trade publications, also writing about parenting, animals, food and entertainment. Fontelera holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Marquette University.