Buyer's Guide: What are Solar Screens?

Fiberglass is the most common type of window screen; and Phifer's Fiberglass is woven from glass yarn and coated with a protective vinyl to ensure lasting beauty, color and flexibility. It is produced under the most exacting conditions to meet extremely rigid specifications. There are a number of different types of Fiberglass window screen products that you can choose from to ensure the best result for your intended use.

  • Solar Screens

    are an easily installable, exterior full-window screens that:

  • Absorb and dissipate a large percentage of solar heat and glare before it reaches windows and doors, keeping the glass and interior cooler.

  • Act as a insect screening solution, allowing you to replace regular insect screening on windows, doors and porches.

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Solar Screens Specialty Solar Screens

At, we use Phifer SunTex® screen material. SunTex® is a unique woven mesh that can block 80-90% of the sun’s hot rays before they enter your windows. SunTex® is ideal for use as a shading fabric on windows, doors and porches and offers good ventilation. This heavy-duty fabric made of strong vinyl-coated polyester is resistant to pet damage. Developed originally for use in outdoor furniture, SunTex® is mildew and fade resistant and needs only an occasional cleaning with mild soap and water.

How do Solar Screens Work?

Depending upon the grade of solar screen installed, a solar screen can block up to 90 percent of the sun's heat instead of letting it through to the window glass. The image below represents the type of blockage that a solar screen will provide.

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