An ideal window treatment needs to be both functional and fit the look of the room. The variety of window treatment styles are as numerous as the many types of interior furnishings that complement them. Some are flowing and elegant, like roman shades. Others are no nonsense, almost purely functional and minimalist, like aluminum blinds. Aluminum blinds, for example, are often seen in offices and other setting where the interior design is more functional. Roman blinds, on the other hand, are often incorporated into household interior arrangements that emphasize a soft, flowing quality.
But if you want your window treatment to offer light shielding while maintaining a great view of the outdoors, then solar shades are perhaps what you are looking for. These shades are made of a range of fabrics and come in a variety of colors to complement any interior design.
What are Solar Shades?
Solar Shades are roller shades that are manufactured using fabric that is designed to reduce glare, reduce infrared heat gain, provide a degree of daytime privacy and maintain a view outside.
These shades are available in a wide variety of colors and fabrics depending on the degree of light reduction you need and your design scheme goals. Fitted on a roller that spans the width of the top of the window, these shades offer a sleek clean design that fits well into a wide variety of interior designs. They can also be installed to complement and in conjunction with other widow treatment, such as drapes and even roman shades.
Reduce glare and UV Rays with Solar Shades
The most commonly cited reason for purchasing solar shades is to reduce the sun’s glare that can cause eye strain and the UV rays that can cause damage to interior finishes. As the name suggests, this is the primary function that shades are designed around. The protection a particular solar shade offers depends on the type of fabric used and the openness factor of the fabric. The openness factor is a measure of how much open space the particular fabric weave allows. The more porous the fabric, the more light is allowed into the room. A high openness factor is great if you want to limit glare and UV rays while letting in enough light to enjoy the view.
Reduce Cooling Costs
Another great advantage of these types of shades is the heat blocking effect they have. As the summer months approach in the Reno area, you may be looking for ways to reduce your cooling costs. Solar shades not only block UV rays and glare, they are an incredibly effective way to keep the heat at bay.
Solar Shades from Reno Blinds and Shades
No matter what your window treatment needs, the professionals at Reno Blinds and Repair can help you choose the perfect blind or shade. Our extensive inventory of blinds, shades and other window treatments include something for everyone in the Reno area. Whether you need the elegance of a roman blind or the functionality of aluminum blinds or the best of both worlds with solar shades, Reno Blinds and Repair has what you need. Come check out our gallery and contact us today! We look forward to hearing from you!