Home > Why You Need Solar Screens For Your Home

Why You Need Solar Screens For Your Home

Utility companies and the federal government alike have recognized that windows are the primary source of heat gain in a home. They account for over half the heat your home collects in the summer months, making your abode uncomfortably warm and raising your energy costs sky-high. If you want a cost-effective way to cool your home this year, solar screens could be the move for you. Let's discuss five ways solar screens benefit your home and your wallet.

It Lowers Your Energy Bill.
With utility costs on the rise in most areas of the United States, many are looking for ways to cut costs while keeping their home at a comfortable temperature in the summer. Solar screens block up to 90% of the sun's energy, reducing heat gain in a house by 15 degrees. This, in turn, lightens the load on your air conditioner or central cooling unit by up to 60% and can potentially reduce energy costs by up to 30%. They essentially pay for themselves!
Though solar screens block the sun's heat and UV rays, they still allow for proper ventilation in the home, so for those cool summer nights, you'll still be able to open your windows and let the fresh air in.

It Protects Other Elements of the Home.
UV rays do much more than heat up a home; they also can cause damage inside the house. For example, furniture, drapery, rugs, and carpets that get sun for most of the day will quickly fade. However, a solar screen blocks almost all UV rays, protecting your home furnishings for years to come. Solar screens also protect window pane glazing, keeping window seals strong and increasing the overall life of your entire window. Lastly, solar screens reduce glare on televisions and computer screens.

They're Durable and Long-Lasting.
In addition to increasing the longevity of your windows and door panes, the solar screens themselves are durable and long-lasting. Custom solar screens are typically made from vinyl-coated polyester and use heavy-duty aluminum frames. These materials hold up exceptionally well to the typical wear-and-tear and are also frame- and pet-resistant.

They Keep You Warm in the Winter.
Solar screens are not only tremendous assets to have in the summer, but they also benefit you in the winter months. They block cold temperatures from contacting the glass, acting as a thermal blanket for your apartment, condo, or house and keeping it at a comfortable temperature year-round.

They Come In Various Colors and Styles.
You do not need to sacrifice the beauty of your home for comfort and energy efficiency. Solar screens come in various styles and colors that can seamlessly blend in with the rest of your home's exterior. For example, Textilene® Solar Screens come in black, brown, beige, grey, desert sand, and white. In addition, Quality Screen Company offers 80% and 90% solar screens, so you can further customize how much sunlight you'll allow in individual rooms of your home.

Solar screens have a wide array of uses and benefits in a home. If you want to keep your home cool, reduce energy costs year-round, and protect your home's interior from the sun's harsh rays, consider installing these durable and long-lasting screens. Your home and your wallet will indeed thank you. Contact Quality Screen Company today to see how you can benefit from solar screens.