Retractable Solar Screens

Catch the View, Not the Heat: Stay Cool with Solar Screens!

FAQs about Retractable Solar Screens

  1. Can a solar screen be installed horizontally?

    Absolutely! However, for horizontal applications, we generally recommend rolling shutters over solar screens. They offer superior shading capabilities and tend to be more durable and easier to maintain than solar screens.

  2. What is the UV blockage for your screens?

    Depending on the model and color of the solar screen chosen, our products can block between 85%-90% of UV rays. If you're looking for a higher UV blockage, we offer the Satine 5500. However, keep in mind that while it offers greater UV protection, it may reduce visibility to the outside and might not significantly outperform our most popular Natte 4500 screens in terms of shading.

  3. Is there a size limit for a solar screen?

    Typically, our solar screens measure up to 14 feet in width and 10 feet in height. Nonetheless, if you have specific dimensions in mind, we're happy to discuss custom sizing. Just reach out to our representatives for further assistance.

  4. Are the solar screens weather-resistant?

    Yes, our solar screens are designed to withstand various weather conditions, offering durability against rain, wind, and sun. They're crafted to be long-lasting, providing you value for your investment.

  5. Can I see outside when the screen is down?

    Yes, one of the benefits of solar screens is that they allow visibility to the outside while blocking UV rays and reducing glare. However, the clarity of the view can vary based on the UV blockage of the specific screen model you choose.

  6. How do solar screens impact energy costs?

    By effectively blocking UV rays and reducing heat, solar screens can help decrease the temperature inside your home. This, in turn, can reduce the need for air conditioning, leading to potential savings on your energy bills during warmer months.

  7. How do I maintain and clean the solar screens?

    Solar screens are relatively low maintenance. For cleaning, simply use a mild detergent and water mixture to wipe down the screens periodically. Rinse with clean water and allow them to air dry.

  8. Are they manually operated or motorized?

    We offer both manual and motorized options for our solar screens. The choice largely depends on your preference, screen size, and location.

  9. Do the screens provide privacy during the day and night?

    Solar screens enhance daytime privacy as it becomes harder for someone outside to see in. However, at night, with interior lights on, the visibility from outside may increase. For greater privacy, you might want to complement them with internal window treatments.

  10. What are the color and design options available?

    We offer a range of colors and designs to match your home's aesthetic. The color can also impact the amount of UV blockage and visibility. Speak with our representatives to explore the options best suited for your needs.