Solar Shades - SheerWeave 4100 10% Openness - Silver Sand 011 - Kitchen
Solar Shades - SheerWeave 4100 10% Openness - Silver Sand 011 - Kitchen

Solar Shades

With our wide selection of solar shades, you can create a beautiful look, while protecting furniture and floors from harmful UV rays. Solar screens also control glare and reduce energy costs, all while preserving your view.
  • Custom-crafted in the United States
  • Solar screens with 1%, 3%, 5%, 10% and 14% openness factors to help diffuse light and protect from UV rays
  • Multiple styles and colors, including options to reduce glare & reflect heat, with KoolBlack Technology
  • Wide offering of lift and motorization options
  • Easy to use home automation options
  • Large offering of fabric, wood, and metallic valance, headrail, and fascia options to best coordinate with your home or office
  • Multiple hem bar options, including heat-sealed
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The right amount of sunlight streaming through your windows casts a pleasant glow in a room, suffusing it with warmth. Too much sunlight, however, creates a harsh, blinding glare, and you tend to avoid spending time in that room. Eliminate the glare, and enjoy your room again, with solar shades. These window treatments are ideal for homes where light control is a primary concern. At Stoneside, we specialize in solar window shades that effectively block sunlight while giving your room a stylish, fresh look.

The Best in Custom Solar Shades

Solar shades are specially crafted to reduce the amount of sunlight that comes through your windows. These window treatments are made from a woven material, and the tighter the weave, the less light comes in. This gives you the ability to tailor your solar window shades to your specific needs. They also have the added benefit of offering protection from UV exposure, which can cause long-term damage to expensive home furnishings and fixtures.

Like other types of shades, solar shades are simple to use. They can be raised and lowered to whatever height you need and are available with different operating systems: loop cord, cordless, and motorized. These convenient automated systems let you program your shades and move them up or down with a remote, wall switch, or a smart device.

Stoneside is renowned for window treatments that are durable and beautiful. It's easy to create your ideal custom solar shades with the wealth of colors and styles we carry, as well as decorative valance, headrail, hem, and fascia choices. Our experienced designers can help you craft your ideal solar window shades, which will be installed by our in-house team who specializes in white-glove service. Our goal is to provide an exceptional shopping experience and custom, high-quality, made-in-America products, which makes Stoneside unique among window covering companies.

Find Solar Shades Near You

If you live near the beach in San Diego, waterfront high-rise in Chicago, or a home on the front range near Denver, you need custom solar shades that give you just the right amount of sunlight. With offices throughout the country, Stoneside is well-positioned to offer solicitous, five-star service to every client looking for window treatments that are built to last. Contact the Stoneside office near you and set up a free consultation with one of our designers to get started on transforming your home.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Solar Shades

What are solar shades?

The shade consists of a flat piece of material that rolls up or down from a headrail at the top of the window treatment. It can be operated by a cord loop, cordless, or motorized system.

Do solar shades provide privacy?

While solar shades are a great option to reduce glare, mitigate heat gain, and protect your belongings from UV damage, they are not the best product for privacy. The woven material on these shades is rated by an openness factor. The more open, or loose, the weave, the more light is let through. Openness factors range from 1% to 14%; 1% indicates a tight, dense weave that lets in minimal light, while 14% signifies a looser weave.

Do solar shades block heat?

Solar shades block all aspects of sunlight. Meaning, the heat you feel, the light you see, and the unseen UV rays commonly associated with being in the sun. Solar shades control all three areas of sunlight. Solar shades manage solar radiation in three ways: transference. reflection, absorption, and dispersion.

  • Transference refers to the sunlight moving through your window and solar shades into your home. In some cases, the ideal transfer is actually higher, as you might want some sun to flow into your home and not be blocked completely.

  • Reflection is pretty straightforward. Solar shades reflect heat, light, and UV rays from the sun back outside, protecting your home from intense sunlight.

  • Dispersion is where solar shades truly shine. Sunlight gets absorbed into the fabric of your solar shade, and then it is subtly dispersed into your home. Because your solar shade has absorbed much of the solar radiation, you are left with a much softer and approachable look and feel.

What Kinds of Features Do Solar Shades Have?

In addition to the various operating systems, our custom solar shades can be ordered in many different colors, with options for decorative valances, headrails, and hem bars. KOOLBLACK® Technology can be added for maximum glare reduction.

Why Should You Consider Solar Window Shades for Your Home?

Any room that tends to get a lot of overpowering sunlight would benefit from solar shades.