Anyone new to solar screen will be amazed at the options available. Solar, or sun screen comes in a large variety of colors and fabric weave styles, but first let's consider some reasons why you would want these on your home.
It's important to note that the effectiveness of solar screens can vary based on factors such as the quality of the screens, the orientation of your home, and the local climate. Consider consulting with professionals or doing thorough research to determine the most suitable solar screen options for your specific needs.
Phifer's SunTex® solar screens are highly regarded for their durability and effectiveness in reducing heat and glare. They offer a range of screen densities, allowing you to choose the level of light and heat blockage that suits your requirements. Phifer screens are known for their excellent visibility and airflow while providing UV protection.
We will list a portion of this large group to give you a good idea about what is on the market and the questions you should be asking. The following are products offered by Phifer Wire Products, Inc.
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Sunscreen - This is a very affordable exterior shading blocking up to 70% of the sun's rays. It replaces regular insect screening and is one of the top choices for home owners. Sunscreen 54 x 16 mesh fiberglass 70% silvergray - charcoal - bronze.
SunTex - SunTex exterior shading blocks up to 80% of the suns rays. It is made of strong vinyl coated polyester fabric. SunTex is mildew and fade resistant and needs only an occasional cleaning with soap and water. SunTex is pet resistant and extremely durable. It offers good ventilation and has excellent outward visibility.
SunTex 17 x 14 mesh 80% polyester gray - black - brown - beige - stucco.Super Solar Screening - Made from vinyl coated fiberglass this screen blocks up to 90% of the suns rays. Super Solar also has excellent outward visibility.
Super Solar 40 x 40 mesh fiberglass 90% silvergray - charcoal.
Solar/Insect Screen - This screen is woven from fiberglass yarns and is an excellent window covering choice when visibility is of up most importance.
Solar/Insect Screen 20 x 30 mesh silvergray - charcoal
Then there is the Phifer SheerWeave line. This is shade fabric made for interior uses such as Roll-Up Shades, Roman Shades, Folding Shades, Pleated Shades, Vertical Blinds, Sheers and Screens. SheerWeave fabrics add beauty and elegance to complement the interior decor while enhancing the quality of light at the window. Their unique light-filtering qualities reduces the fading of carpets and furnishings, while continuing to offer a view to the outside. SheerWeave filters out heat and glare while allowing the natural light to enter.
SheerWeave Style 1000 - average openness 25% white - antique white.
SheerWeave Style 2000 and 2100 - average openness 5% and 10% white - white/bone - white/platinum - bone - bone/platinum - bronze - platinum.
SheerWeave Style 3000 - average openness 14% spanish gray - pearl white - mushroom sand - custard cream - chocolate - sand dollar - expresso - honey sage - black forest - dusty gray - pale gray - ninja gray - mossy green - harvest wheat.
SheerWeave Style 4000 4100 & 4400 - average openness 5% 10% 3% chalk - alabaster - granite - pebblestone - graystone - tobacco - pewter - ebony - ash.
SheerWeave Style 4800 - average openness 1% alabaster - peach - teal - gray
This is just an overview of some different types of solar screens available. If you are in the Mesa Arizona area you could contact me for a shade screen estimate. For pictures of Solar Screens in use go here.
If you are replacing the screen in your existing frames see this page.Shade Screen Replacement