Here’s a Shade Store 101 quickie to help you make the perfect choice when selecting a solar shade transparency for your home. The percentages attached to each solar material (1,3,5,7 & 10%) indicate both the tightness of the material’s weave, and how much protection from the sun it offers. Lower percentages mean tighter weaves, less transparency and more UV protection. Below you’ll find a graphic that helps illustrate this idea, as well as a few shades in situ so you can get an idea of how the tiniest percentage change can affect how much light enters the room.
Solar shades are the perfect window treatment to help with glare reduction, UV protection and interior fade prevention. Want to learn more? Head over to our solar shades page to see even more great pictures and exclusive solar materials. If you’re still not sure which transparency is right for your home, our design consultants are available to assist! Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 800.754.1455.