Q: Can I use window sunscreens for insect protection?
A: Yes. Window sunscreens can protect your home against insects. They can be used to replace regular insect screens.
Q: What are solar screens? How are they different from sunscreens?
A: Solar screens are exterior window and door treatments that are customized to fit your window and door openings. Our treatments at AR Sunscreens will prevent up to 90% of the sun’s rays from entering your home or office.
Sunscreens and solar screens are synonymous and can be used interchangeably. The terms are used to describe green products that block the sun.
Q: Will solar screens make my rooms too dark?
A: No. You will still receive ample sunlight inside your home, and the light that passes through our solar screens is softer on the eyes. Also, the glare on your television screen will be reduced.
Indoor plants grow well even if you have 80% solar screens installed. 90% screens may solve your glare issues, though they may also darken your rooms.
Q: Should I buy 80% or 90% solar screens?
A: 80% solar screens block 80% of the sun’s rays and are great if you want visibility. However, if your main concern is maximum protection, purchase 90% solar screens. They offer less visibility, but they block 90% of the sun’s rays.
Q: Will I be able to see out my window? Will other people be able to see into my window?
A: 80% and 90% solar screens allow visibility from the inside. Other people cannot see into your home during the daytime, but you will be able to see out your window. However, at night, solar screens do not offer privacy if there is light inside the room.
Q: Should I remove my solar screens when winter comes around?
A: Unless you want more light during winter, you don’t have to remove your screens. Keeping them mounted has a benefit. Our solar screens can insulate your windows and protect them from the cold.
Q: What can I benefit from solar screens?
A: When constantly exposed to the sun, the furniture, carpets, drapes, blinds, and photos inside your house begin to deteriorate and discolor. Solar screens can block those harmful solar rays.
Solar screens also reduce the workload of your air conditioning system. This not only lengthens the life of your unit but also allows you to save energy.
Q: Can solar screens really prevent my furnishings from fading?
A: Yes. Solar screens greatly reduce the UV rays that enter your home. We carry the best TEXTILENE® solar screen materials, which blocks up to 90% of UV rays that damage your furniture, draperies, carpet, fabric, and wood floors.
Q: How soon can you install my custom solar screens?
A: The sales, manufacturing, and installation process of custom-made solar screens usually take 7 to 14 business days in the summer. In our off-season months, we can have your solar screens installed in 5 to 7 business days.