Windows are the number-one source of heat gain in the summer, responsible for as much as 48% of the cooling costs. The most effective way of preventing this heat gain is by shading the sun before it heats the glass. Exterior solar screens can block up to 90% of the sun’s energy before it heats your windows, dramatically reducing the heat in your home and the load on your air conditioner. Plus, solar screens don’t block the view and they let a portion of the natural light in to illuminate your home. Interior blinds, drapes, and window film all block the sun after they have penetrated and heated the window glass, so the heat is free to radiate into the home.
The most effective window treatments that you can apply to your home for lowering energy bills by stopping the heat transfer through your windows and doors while still maintaining your view is a Solar Screen. Window film, interior products, or awnings CAN NOT compete with the efficiency rating of Phifer Inc. Solar Screen products like SUNTEX 80, SUNTEX 90 and SUPER SOLAR 90. Solar Screens offer three times the heat blockage as other forms of window treatments interior or exterior. My Solar Screens are extremely durable, pet resistant and come in a frame width of 1". Solar Screen and Frame material is available in many colors to compliment the exterior of any home or commercial building.