Perfect for rooms where you need a combination of a clear view outside and privacy, our reasonably priced Elite Solar Shades 10 Percent Openness, with a 100% fit and the best manufacturer’s warranty.
Helping you to block the glare but not the view, these shades are easy to install and ideal to have a clear viewing of the outside, while offering maximum heat and light reduction for your business or home.
Suitable for commercial or residential applications, our solar shades can be mounted inside or outside.
Blocking 90% of harmful UV rays, Elite Solar Shades 10 Percent Openness are the perfect option to see the outside and keeping maximum heat.
Cordless Spring Roller: Has a spring inside the metal roller tube that allows you to raise and lower the shade simply by the bottom hem. (Min Width 18" Max Height 72")
Continuous Cord Loop: An easy to use beaded chain to raise and lower the shade. Choose between Vinyl or Metal beaded chain options at no additional cost (Min Width 12" Max Height 94")
Motorized with Wireless Remote: makes positioning your shades a snap. Select 6 or 16 Channel to control multiple shades with the same remote! (Min Width 23" / Max Height 94")
Roll options: Standard Roll - Fabric rolls off the front of the roller (away from the window). Reverse Roll - Fabric rolls off the back of the roller (closest to the window).
Valance (optional): Optional cassette valance covers the top of the roller section for a clean modern appearance.
Manufacturer’s best warranty
Hardware and detailed instructions are included for easy installation
Why Are Solar Roller Shades So Popular?
Effective UV Filtration
Solar roller shades provide some of the best UV filtration around. As many people know, effective filtration requires complete window coverage. If you have any gaps in your window, the light will get through and onto your furnishings. With traditional blinds or zebra shades, you have to worry about these small slivers of light entering your home.
With solar roller shades, you get complete light blockage at all times.
Making solar roller shades requires heavier, stiffer, and thicker fabrics than you would expect to find with other types of similar roller shades or window coverings. With UV-rated fabric, creating the soft, translucent sheer shade look is next to impossible. For example, to create honeycomb-like air pockets, a cellular shade has to have a more flexible type of fabric. Pleated shades and Roman shades also typically have more malleable fabric, as they work better that way.
With that said, you can still retain a sleek and modern look with solar roller shades so long as you have a sturdy structure to keep them hanging in a straight line along your window rather than sagging in the center. If you have large picture windows, for example, this is especially true. You can reinforce your soler roller shade’s roller mechanism to give it a bit more support without adding any bulk to your window covering.
Soler shades are great for indoor and outdoor spaces. Of course, if you decide to install your solar roller shades outside, you will need to get a mechanism that is water-resistant. One that can’t stand the elements will rust and eventually give.
The beauty of roller shades is that they function very simply. With few moving parts, they last for a very long time and retain their durability. Even if you live in a place with extreme heat or cold, you can count on your solar roller shades to last.
Here at Affordable Blinds, our goal is to provide window treatments that go beyond a single season, which is why we work so tirelessly to source the best and most durable materials and mechanisms.
Roller solar shades work using a tube-shaped mechanism that stores the fabric away whenever the shade is raised. Some solar roller shades come with spring-loaded mechanisms that hold the shade in place at the point to which it was raised or lowered. Essentially, you get total control as to how high or low your want your solar roller shade to sit.
Opening and closing solar roller shades is very easy, as all it takes is a light push or pull on the rail of the shade.
For those who want to save a bit more money, there is always the option of going with traditional corded solar roller shades as well. Corded solar roller shades often use a continuous loop chain, which gives you total control over the rolling mechanism. This continuous loop cord takes the place of a chain and is much better for large windows.
If you have a window that is greater than 72” wide, for example, a solar roller shade with a continuous loop cord is your best bet.
For most homeowners, however, windows only six between two to six feet wide, meaning you won’t have to stress too much about the cord type.
● HOA-Friendly: With soft white backings, solar roller shades can be HOA-friendly. If you live in a complex or neighborhood where compliance is necessary, going with a set of white-back soler roller shades is a great idea.
● Energy Savings: Adding a solar roller shade to your window is a great way to insulate your home and minimize the amount of heat transfer you get from having your windows in direct sunlight.
● Sound Insulation: Because solar roller shades use heavier fabrics, they are great for sound insulation. If you live in a noisy neighborhood or work late hours into the night, you can minimize sound transfer when your solar roller shades are lowered.
● Easy Maintenance: Solar roller shades are very easy to care for, as they don’t have any draping or pleating to deal with. Of course, the way that you clean your shades will depend entirely on the fabric that you choose, though most solar roller shades can simply be cleaned with a vacuum or damp rag.
● Versatility: No matter what your decor looks like, solar roller shades will fit nicely. Plus, thanks to their sleek design, you can set them up along with curtains or drapes for a bit more pop.