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Buyer's Guide: What are Solar Screens?

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

  1. Absorb and dissipate a large percentage of solar heat and glare before it reaches windows and doors, keeping the glass and interior cooler.
  2. Act as a insect screening solution, allowing you to replace regular insect screening on windows, doors and porches.
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Specialty Solar Screens

At AffordableWindowScreens.com, 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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