Solar shadesÂ are a great choiceÂ when privacy isnâ€™t a factor, but blocking light and glare are still important. Solar shades will preventÂ UV rays from fading your furniture, floors, and other household items. Theyâ€™ll also help to keep the glare of outdoor sunlight off your TV. Theyâ€™re just like sunglasses for your windows!
Solar shades come in different levels of opacity, varying from 3% – 10% openness.Â Now what does that mean? AÂ 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. Itâ€™s what youâ€™ll tend to see in mostÂ commercial and residential applications.
People who have a great view and donâ€™t want window coverings at all often turn toÂ solar shadesÂ as a way to protect their home from UV damage. As long as the opacity is at a high level, youâ€™ll have a clear view through. The shades will also keep your home coolerÂ and more efficient because theyâ€™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.Continue Reading
Stop and Enjoy The View
As Spring turns to Summer, you can look forward to warmer weather and longer days to enjoy. One of our favorite things to do is to appreciate the beautiful outdoors while still inside your home. Â For those of us who love the natural light or want that ability to see outdoors, we have the perfect solution in our Solar, Cascade, Serenity, and our newly added Allure Shades.
Our Solar Shades are a great option for shades than can help to block those harmful UV rays from the sun. These shades are made of a special material that is woven in a particular way so that light may still pass through but it blocks the UV rays which are harmful to your skin, furniture and carpets. These shades are even known for cutting out the glare on a television as well – all without ever compromising the view! These shades are perfect for Kitchens, SunRooms or even sliding glass doors!
Speaking of sliding glass doors, Allure Shades are a beautiful new concept of window treatment that are perfect for them! Unlike the Solar Shades, Allure shades allow you to keep your privacy when you need it orÂ enjoy your view when you want it; much like a Vertical Blind. They are offered in neutral colors so they will match or blend with almost any decor style. The best part is if you have windows nearby too, you can use their counterparts: the Cascade and Serenity shades!
Cascade and Serenity are similar in the sense that they are shades but also function like a blind. Although in different ways, both shades open and close completely and or tilt/alter how much light is let in for both privacy and room darkening features. These window treatments give any room a relaxed and contemporary look.
So when shopping for new window coverings this season, look no further than the ones at Â Blinds To Go that will help you make the most out of your indoor life AND outdoor life!
By: Nariah K.
Summer is here and what better way to cover up your windows with some shades that protect you and your home from those damaging heat waves. I know many of you may experience those hot summer days when the sun is beating in your window and no matter what you do, you canâ€™t get it to stop. Let’s not forget, the sun is beautiful and it makes people happy but it can also come with a lot of damaging aspects that can make homeowners not so happy. In the spring, going into summer time, I receive a lot of customer complaints and concerns. The number one complaint would be that the sun is damaging their floors and furniture. A lot of customers enjoy the brightness of the sun but cant stand the damage it is capable of causing.Continue Reading
By: Ashley H.
The summer months are very popular for many people. It’s the time when you can kick off the snow boots, shred those chunky sweaters off your back, and slip into a simple dress or some shorts and step out with flip-flops. At this time of year, we trade the dull and cold air with warmer temperatures and smoother living. But even with this being said, sometimes it can get too hot and that is when the uncomfortable feeling and hatred towards summer comes in. In homes, many people still have their curtains and drapes up because they block a good amount of light, but now is the time to shed those old hot looking window treatments for a sleek and cooler option.Continue Reading
By: Tiffany H.
Summer is almost here! Itâ€™s time to break out the bathing suits and beach wear, showing off that new figure you’ve been working on all winter, and get to work on trying to achieve the perfect tan. Now lets switch gears and turn our focus on getting your windows on tight summer condition with a change of the season comes a change of the shades.Continue Reading
The other day I wanted to read the last ten pages of The Game of Thrones. I took a big chair and I sat next to the window in the sunroom. Holy moly! It was really bright, my eyes hurt, and I could definitely feel the strength of the summer sun (I had to move the chair away from the window, or else I would have had to get out my sunglasses to finish the book). I guess prior to this experience, I had never thought about how much sun hits that part of the house; clearly something needed to be done.Continue Reading
There is nothing more relaxing than being in a room that makes you feel like you are outside all year round. A place to take you away from all the madness and chaos that life brings on a daily basis. Well, at least in my life that is! Just recently I made an addition to my home that most would call a sunroom. At first, I wasn’t sure if it was a room that I would be using often since I have three kids and work a full-time job. I wouldn’t be enjoying much sun with a schedule like mine. But I have to say, it is the best investment I have ever made!Continue Reading
I recently moved into a huge house in the south of France which contains a sun room where I love to sit and watch the waves while hanging out with my pet bird, Brighty.Â Nonetheless, my main issue is that the room is mostly windows and they are all empty.Â This results in the room becoming very warm when the sun beats in.Â I personally have a very high tolerance for aggressive temperatures, however, Brighty can only be in the room for small amounts at a time before it gets too warm and he faces health risks.Â This is a problem because I don’t like hanging out in my sun room without the company of Brighty.Â I decided it was time to cover up my windows in some capacity.Continue Reading