How Much Do Solar Screens Reduce Heat?

Solar screens are a sought-after home improvement in the Central Texas area, primarily for their ability to reduce heat in outdoor areas. Patios, porches, and decks can all benefit from the heat and UV reduction capabilities of a solar screen. Many curious homeowners that are aware that solar screens reduce heat wonder exactly how much heat solar screens reduce. In this post from the Texas Rolling Shutters & Screens blog, we’ll discuss how much heat solar screens reduce, as well as how this heat reduction benefits homeowners.

How Much Heat Is Reduced by Solar Screens? 

Solar screens and their heat-reducing capabilities differ based on the manufacturer. Here at Texas Rolling Shutters & Screens, we design our solar screens to reduce up to 95% of radiant heat and UV rays.

What Is Radiant Heat? 

Radiant heat is essentially the radiation put off by the sun that creates heat. Air is heated by radiant heat, which makes it hot outside. Radiant heat makes up for much of what makes us uncomfortable when it’s hot out. With solar screens from Texas Rolling Shutters & Screens, you’ll be able to block out up to 95% of the radiant heat generated from the sun in your outdoor areas.

What Are UV Rays? 

UV rays are another kind of radiation produced by the sun that is responsible for things like sunburn on skin, as well as fading and discoloration on furniture and decor. Exposure to UV rays is something that can be dangerous even in short bursts, depending on how intense the sunlight is outside. Additionally, UV rays have been linked to being the source of sun-related skin cancer. Our solar screens allow you to block 95% of the UV rays before they make it to your outdoor area so you can enjoy your porch and patio safely and comfortably.

How Does This Heat Reduction Benefit Homeowners? 

There are several benefits to reducing heat, like more usable space, longer-lasting furniture, and even increased energy efficiency. Continue reading to learn more.

More Usable Space 

When your outdoor spaces are cooler and more comfortable, it means you’ve added more usable space to your home. From barbecues to days by the pool, anything is possible, and a pleasure to enjoy when the heat is reduced by up to 95%. You, as well as your friends and family, will have no problem eating, playing, or lounging on your porch, patio, or other outdoor areas with solar screens from Texas Rolling Shutters & Screens.

Longer Lasting Furniture 

Many homeowners have experienced the annoyance that is patio furniture that was purchased within the last year becoming faded, cracked, and otherwise damaged from the sun. Lucky for homeowners in Central Texas, the sun is no match for the solar screens manufactured and installed by Texas Rolling Shutters & Screens. Your exterior furniture will be as good as new for years to come when protected by our top-of-the-line solar screens. Enjoy longer-lasting patio furniture with solar screens from the shading experts at Texas Rolling Shutters & Screens.

Increased Energy Efficiency 

For homes with large sliding glass doors or windows that lead towards the porch patio, solar screens can considerably help improve the energy efficiency of the home. Radiant heat tends to make its way into large windows and glass doors, heating the interior just like it does outside. This results in the air conditioning unit having to work harder to cool a home. This isn’t a problem for homes with our solar screens. As our solar screens block the radiant heat from your outdoor area, it’s also blocking the heat from making its way into your home as well. Give your air conditioning unit a break, and enjoy a cooler home interior with solar screens from Texas Rolling Shutters & Screens.

Looking for Solar Screens in Central Texas? Trust Texas Rolling Shutters & Screens 

At Texas Rolling Shutters & Screens, we install solar screens in Austin, Georgetown, Leander, Round Rock, and the rest of the greater Austin area. If you’re looking to reduce the heat of your outdoor (and indoor) areas, look no further than Texas Rolling Shutters & Screens. Contact us today for a free estimate or to learn more about our services.

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