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General Products Shades Tips and Advice

Solar Shades

Solar shades are a great choice when privacy isn’t a factor, but blocking light and glare are still important. Solar shades will prevent UV rays from fading your furniture, floors, and other household items. They’ll also help to keep the glare of outdoor sunlight off your TV. They’re just like sunglasses for your windows!

Solar shades come in different levels of opacity, varying from 3% – 10% openness. Now what does that mean? A 3% shade will block almost 99% of the UV rays, while a 10% will block about 86%, and so on. The lower the percentage, the tighter the weave of the material, and the less light will be let through. The more popular choice is usually around 5% opacity. It’s what you’ll tend to see in most commercial and residential applications.

People who have a great view and don’t want window coverings at all often turn to solar shades as a way to protect their home from UV damage. As long as the opacity is at a high level, you’ll have a clear view through. The shades will also keep your home cooler and more efficient because they’re blocking heat.

At the end of the day, solar shades are a great way to both aesthetically cover your windows AND keep your home protected by dangerous UV rays.

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Day and Night Shades

Did you know you can get two shades in one? It’s true! With Blinds To Go’s light-filtering/blackout shades, you can get both a light-filtering shade and a blackout shade, all in one install!
How It Works
The Day/Night cellular shade consists of a very long shade, half being light-filtering and half
being blackout. This allows you to switch between the two. When the shade is completely
raised, the light filtering section is stacked on top of the blackout shade. If you want light filtering, simply pull down on the light filtering handle. It will condense the blackout shade at the very bottom. If you want the blackout shade pull up the handle and push the light filtering section to the top of the shade. You don’t have to choose from light filtering and blackout, however. You can use both at the same time. Customize your light blockage by adjusting the sections of the shade however you want.
Best Places to Use Them
You can use the day/night shade in every room of your house, but they are particularly
beneficial in these spaces:
Bedrooms: Just because you like to sleep in complete darkness doesn’t mean you want it that way when you’re not sleeping. With this cell shade, you can use the blackout section at night and the light filtering in the day that way, your room is still bathed with beneficial natural light when it counts the most.
Media Room: No one likes a glare on the television when trying to enjoy a movie. While the
light filtering shade does help reduce the glare, just having light in the room can make it just as annoying. So, why not lower the blackout shade while you’re enjoying your favorite movie? Then when you want to have a family get-together, just use the light-filtering shade to retain your privacy but also give your home that beautiful light.

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