A good portion of our
business is referral based.
The thing that we hear the
most is that customers are
not contained to the cooler
parts of the home any more,
even during the hottest
months of the year.
Being able to utilize certain
rooms that have been
previously unbearable in the
hottest days of the year.
Frequently Asked Questions About Energy Saving
Solar Screens
Q: How does exterior shading work?
A: Exterior Sun Control Screens absorb and dissipate a large percentage of
solar heat and glare before it reaches windows and doors; this keeps the glass
and interior cool.
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Q: Are Sun Control Screens easy to clean?
A: Yes, they only need an occasional cleaning with mild soap and water. They
are also mildew and fade resistant.
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Q: Is there a warranty/
A:   Yes,  every screen has a full 10 year warranty.

Q: Do Solar Sun Screens block airflow?
A: Exterior sun control products still allow good airflow.
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Q: How are Window Sun Screens at insect protection?
A: These products protect against insects and can replace regular insect
screening on windows, doors and porches. Learn More.

Q: Does Window Sun Screening look like standard insect screening?
A: Sun Control Screening is available in a wider range of colors than regular
insect screening. From the outside, sun control screening offers a uniform look
to windows and doors, providing a more aesthetically pleasing overall look to
home and building exteriors than regular insect screening. Outward visibility
remains good through exterior sun control. Learn More.

Q: Are there electric utility incentives or rebates for installing solar screens?
A: Currently a minimum number of Electric Utility Companies in the state of
Arizona offer any form of incentive for installing solar screens on your home or
office. Learn More.  

Q: Do Sun screens provide privacy?
A: Visibility through Sun Control Screens depends on light location. Lighted
interiors allow inward visibility at night, while sunlight during the daytime
diminishes inward visibility, offering more privacy. Learn More.

Q: Will Exterior Sun Screens affect house plants?
A: No. Most house plants 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. Learn More.

Q: Can you install sliding screen doors if we don’t currently have the screen
A: Yes we can. We custom fabricate and install the best sliding screen doors in
the industry with sun screen material. We can most often use your existing
tracks, but also can add our own if it is not available on a particular door. Learn

Q: Can Shade Screens be installed over different shapes of windows:
A: Yes. All shapes and sizes of windows can be shaded with sun control
products including rakes, octagons, circles, etc. Learn More.

Q: If I have storm windows or windows containing insulated glass, are Solar
Screens still effective?
A: Storm windows and insulated glass are effective ways to increase thermal
efficiency of any window. Learn More.

Q: What should be the payback period from utility savings after installing
Window Shade Screens?
A: Many Sun Control Screen payback period estimates fall between two and
three cooling seasons. A University of Texas study predicts a 32% savings for
an average home. Learn More.

Q: How do Exterior mounted solar screens compare to glass tinting?
A: Glass tinting filters the light along with the UV rays. Sun Control Screens
reduce the volume of light without filtering. As the glass filters sunlight through
the tint, it will maintain heat, which dissipates into the house, making sun control
screens more effective than glass tinting for energy savings. Learn More.

Q: What are window sun screens or solar screens?
A: Sun screens and solar screens are virtually one in the same. Solar screens
are an energy saving device which blocks 90% of the suns heat before it is able
to hit your glass. They are useful on doors and windows to keep the heat from
entering your home or business. Window sun screens are metal framed panels
of solar screen mesh that are mounted to the exterior of your windows protecting
from and dissipating the intense heat of the sun. Solar screens also have many
door applications that serve an equally important role in keeping the heat from
entering your living spaces. Learn More.

Q: If I have reflective light-colored drapes or blinds, are Window Sun Screens
still beneficial?
A: Yes, along with the heat that is absorbed by the drapes/blinds, they are also
subject to UV damage. The combination of light-colored interior shades and dark
exterior screens will provide optimum results. Learn More.

Q: Should Sun Control Screens be removed in the winter?
A: To protect carpets, drapes and furniture from damaging UV rays, the Sun
Control Screens should remain in place even during cooler months. They also
provide approximately 15% increase in the thermal performance of the window.
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Q: Can Sun Control Screens be removed to clean the windows?
A: Yes, Sun Control Screens are removable just like insect screening for ease in
washing screens and window glass. Learn More.

Q: How much will Sun Control Screens darken the interior?
A: While UV blockage is 65% to 90%, actual visibility is diminished by only 15%
to 40% depending on the screening fabric selected. Light through the Sun
Control Screen is not tinted, but it is reduced in volume, allowing good light with
reduced glare. Learn More.

Q: What color Sun Control Screen is more effective for heat reduction?
A: Dark colors are more effective than light colors on exterior screens. Learn

Q: How much ultraviolet light do Sun Control Screens block?
A: UV blockage depends on the fabric’s weave and openness. In general, the UV
blockage percentage will be the reciprocal of the openness factor. Learn More.

Q: Are your solar screens American made?
A: Yes. All of our solar screens and other products are fabricated in America.
None of the materials we use is manufactured outside of the U.S. Learn More.
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