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Solar shades are window treatments that blocks harmful UV rays. They will also reduce glare while still allowing the view to be visable. They are avilable in many fabric options and styles including blackout. Solar shades are a way to dress a window treatment, but can also pair well with a stylish valance or side panels.
Solar shades are a great investment, because they are extremly energy efficient window treatments. They come in various degrees of openness. The openness is how tight the weave of the fabric is, which will determine how much light is filtered in. The lower the opennes, the tighter the weave is, which will let minimal light in and less visibility out. The greater the openness, the looser the weave of the fabric is, which will allow more light to filter in and a greater visibility out. A lower degree of opennes is 3-5%, while a greater degree of openness is 14%. A medium range is 10% openness. The tigher the weave, and the lower degree of openness will allow for the greatest energy savings. This will help to keep your home cooler in the summer, and you will save on your energy bill.
If you are in the greater New Orleans area, schedule a free in home window consultation and learn more about how solar shades can add to your energy savings.