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How To Buy Solar Shades: The Ultimate Guide

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Are you thinking about solar shades for your home?

How to buy solar shades
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Solar shades are a popular choice for homes, especially in sunny Colorado! They are a versatile option for so many applications. If you’re considering them, you might be wondering how to buy solar shades and make the right choice. We’ve put together a basic guide for you to help you make the right decision for your home.


Why are solar shades helpful in a home here in Colorado?

Glare Control – Solar shades provide great glare control, which can be extremely helpful in rooms that get a lot of direct light or light that reflects inside the room. As the days get shorter or longer you might find that you need more glare control in some seasons compared to others. This glare control is extremely helpful for our changing seasons here in Colorado.

Heat Control – While solar shades don’t block as much heat as cellular shades or heavier drapes might, they DO help decrease the heat load that direct sunlight can add to a room. On those hot summer days, you’ll be thankful you have a basic filter for your space.

Light Management – Solar shades are a shade, not a complete light blocking option, but they do help you filter the light to create a more ambient light in your space. They help decrease the intensity of the light coming in your room.

UV Protection – In Colorado Springs, we know that the sun is a BIG deal. We love our 300+ days of sunshine a year, but that doesn’t mean we want all those UV rays coming into our home. If you’re looking for a way to protect yourself from the intensity of UV rays, solar shades can help protect your home!

Preserve Views – Solar shades are not a complete block, which has its pros and cons. When you have a gorgeous view, such as Pikes Peak, you want to preserve what you can of that view. Solar shades help you preserve the view, while offering light management at the same time!

Aesthetics – These products come in a wide variety of fabrics, colors, and designs. Ultimately, they allow you a lot of customization options, which can be extremely helpful when you have specific interior design aesthetics you’re going for.

How to Buy:

As you look through these amazing benefits of solar shades, we hope you have a good understanding of the types of spaces where solar shades are helpful. Here are a few good questions to ask yourself:


  • Do I need privacy in this space?
  • What kind of direct light do we get through the window(s)?
  • Would we want to customize the color or fabric of the shades?
  • What kind of views do we want to preserve as we look through this window?



Solar shades can be a great asset to any home and in the right space can add so much value. We have seen so many fabulous applications for solar shades and know that the sky’s the limit. If you’re considering solar shades, we encourage you to talk to our team about your specific needs and we can help you find the right choice for your space.



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