Everything you need to know about solar screens is right here in Advanced Solar Screen’s Frequently Asked Questions page. From color options to how to remove them, you’re at the right place.

HOW DO SOLAR SCREENS WORK?

Exterior solar screens absorb and dissipate 80% to 90% of solar heat and glare before it reaches windows and doors; this keeps the glass and interior cool.

HOW DO YOU CHOOSE THE RIGHT FRAME AND SCREEN COLOR?

Solar Screen Fabric

As far as choosing the right solar screen colors, it’s all about preference. All of our colors come in both 80% and 90% and all of the colors have the same blockage. If you find that your home has more neutral colors then you might consider brown or dark bronze. Dark bronze is the best of both worlds, it is woven of both black and brown fabric colors, making a beautiful color that will compliment any home or office. It is by far our most popular color

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT FRAME COLOR?

Solar Screen Frame

When choosing a frame color for your solar screens it is best to go with the frame color of your windows. However, if you are wanting to give your house a make-over, changing the frame color is definitely possible.

We also carry the color mill, which is not painted and is just aluminum silver. Please see our solar screen gallery for inspiration and ideas on color combinations.

STANDARD STYLE SCREEN VS GRID STYLE SCREENS?

A standard-style solar screen will be a full screen with or without a center bar and a grid-style solar screen will have a design that usually matches the window.

Standard Solar Screen With Center Bar   

Colonial Grid Style Solar Screens

ARE SOLAR SCREENS EASY TO CLEAN?

Yes, they only need an occasional cleaning with mild soap and water. They are also mildew and fade resistant. However, if you would like some help, we would be glad to help you. Give us a call.

DO SOLAR SCREENS PROTECT AGAINST INSECTS?

Absolutely.

DO SOLAR SCREENS PROVIDE PRIVACY?

Yes, solar screens are light-dependent and will provide privacy during the day.

WILL EXTERIOR SOLAR SCREENS AFFECT HOUSEPLANTS?

No. Most houseplants require filtered light. Shading reduces yellowing and water loss. In most cases, plants do better with shading than without but will require some amounts of direct sunlight.

CAN SOLAR SCREENS BE CUSTOMIZED FOR EVERY SHAPE AND SIZE?

Yes. All shapes and sizes of windows can be custom made, arches, octagons, and circles.

WHAT IS THE AVERAGE MONTHLY SAVING PER HOME?

The University of Texas did a study that predicts a 32% savings for an average home when installing solar screens.

HOW do EXTERIOR MOUNTED SOLAR SCREENS COMPARE TO GLASS TINTING?

Glass tinting does provide some protection against UV rays. However, it will still allow a large percentage of heat to dissipate into the house. Solar screens filter and block at a higher percentage, they are able to block the heat before it hits your window.

SHOULD SOLAR SCREENS BE REMOVED IN THE WINTER?

No. Solar screens provide an approximately 15% increase in the thermal performance of the window.

CAN SOLAR SCREENS BE REMOVED?

Yes. Solar screens are easy to remove with a 1/4″ hex nut bit.

ARE SOLAR SCREENS CONSIDERED ENERGY EFFICIENT AND A GREEN PRODUCT?

Absolutely.