How Much Heat Is Reduced By Solar Screens?

Texas homeowners are constantly seeking effective ways to reduce heat and protect their living spaces from harmful UV rays. At the forefront of this battle against heat are solar screens, an innovative solution that not only shields your home but also enhances its aesthetic appeal. In this blog post, we’ll break down the effectiveness of solar screens in heat reduction, focusing on the pivotal role of fabric choices offered by Texas Rolling Shutters & Screens.

The Essence of Sun Control: Fabric Openness and UV Protection

Our range of solar screen fabrics is designed to offer control over sunlight and heat. The key lies in the fabric's openness percentage - the amount of fabric that is open space. We provide options ranging from 1% to 10% openness, which correspond to 99% to 90% UV protection, respectively. The lower the openness percentage, the denser the fabric, and the higher the level of protection from both UV rays and heat.

Harnessing the Power of Darker Hues

Our solar screen fabrics are carefully selected to maximize heat absorption while minimizing glare. Darker hues are especially effective in this regard, ensuring that excess light is tamed, resulting in reduced glare and enhanced protection. This feature ensures that while the sun's intensity is mitigated, the view from your windows or outdoor area remains clear and unobstructed.

The Impact of Fabric Density on Heat Reduction

The denseness of the fabric directly correlates with its ability to reduce heat. For instance, a 1% openness fabric provides almost total UV reduction and a greater decrease in heat. When used in conjunction with a ceiling fan, these screens can reduce indoor temperatures by up to 20 degrees. On the other hand, fabrics with greater openness won't reduce heat as significantly but still provide a much cooler environment compared to having no solar screen at all.

Choosing the Right Solar Screen for Your Home

Selecting the right solar screen fabric depends on your specific needs for UV protection, heat reduction, and aesthetic preference. Whether you prioritize maximum heat reduction or a blend of light control and view preservation, Texas Rolling Shutters & Screens has a fabric option to suit your requirements.

For Solar Screens in Central Texas, Choose Texas Rolling Shutters & Screens

Solar screens are a highly effective way to reduce heat and protect against UV rays, with the amount of heat reduction varying based on the fabric's density and openness. Contact us today to learn more about our range of solar screens, and for assistance finding the perfect solar screen that aligns with both your functional needs and stylistic preferences.

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