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Solar Shades

Block UV Rays, Reduce Glare & Keep Your View | 150+ Materials | 15% OFF All Orders

Made with high-performance materials in a range of versatile colors, our custom Solar Shades protect against UV rays, reduce glare and prevent interior fading, while filling every space with soft natural light. Handcrafted in the USA and ship free in 7 days or less.

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Our Solar Shades Collection features two styles — Basic Solar Shades and Designer Solar Shades — available in four transparencies and a wide selection of luxe colors and patterns to suit your taste. To get started finding the perfect sun-blocking shades for your windows, order free swatches online today.


These are a few of the reasons why Solar Shades — or sun-blocking shades — are an excellent custom window treatment solution:

Reduce Glare
Our Solar Shades soften the natural light entering your windows, making them a perfect solution for home offices.

Filter UV Rays
Our high-performance Sun Shade materials are specially designed to filter out harsh, harmful UV rays.

Prevent Fading
Keep your furniture and artwork looking like new longer by dressing your windows in our exclusive Solar Window Shade materials.

Increase Energy Efficiency
Because they filter out harsh UV rays, our Solar Shades are great for regulating interior temperatures and keeping spaces that get a lot of sunlight cooler.

Our Sunbrella materials are GREENGUARD Certified for low chemical emissions, stain and mildew-resistant and easy to clean. Our 3% Smart Solar materials block 97% of UV rays and are also GREENGUARD Certified, 100% recyclable, PVC-free and easy to clean.


We offer a selection of features and upgrades to enhance your Solar Window Shades:

Range of Transparencies
Our sun-blocking shades come in four transparencies, or openness percentages — 1%, 3%, 5% and 10%. Materials with higher openness percentages are more transparent and provide less UV protection, while materials with lower openness percentages are less transparent and provide more UV protection. For example, 1% Solar Shades block 99% of harmful UV rays from entering your home, while 10% Solar Shades block 90%. So, if you’re looking for more privacy and sun protection, we recommend choosing a lower openness percentage — and if you’re looking to preserve more of your view, we recommend choosing a higher openness percentage.

Cordless Solar Shades
Our cordless control option lets you open and close your Solar Window Shades with a gentle pull.

Motorized Solar Shades
Our powerful and quiet motors are integrated seamlessly into your Solar Shades so you can effortlessly control natural light and privacy in your home with the touch of a button or the sound of your voice.


Explore our customization options to enhance your Solar Shades and make them perfect for your home:

Material Partnerships
Created with tactile materials to give each Solar Shade a highly textured look, our high-performance Sunbrella Solar Collection adds softness and warmth to your home décor, while providing excellent UV protection and glare reduction.

A staple of American interior design, Chilewich’s innovative textiles are instantly recognizable for their unique, captivating designs. Neutral and versatile with an intricacy that draws the eye in, they work perfectly as window treatments in any space. Our Chilewich Solar Shade materials provide privacy, reduce glare and are GREENGUARD Certified.

Bottom Bars
We offer two types of bottom bars for your sun-blocking shades: Sewn-In and Exposed - Designer.
  • In our Sewn-In option, a metal bar rests inside a 2” pocket at the bottom of the shade for a clean appearance.
  • In our Exposed - Designer option, an exposed bar sits at the bottom of the shade, providing a stylish accent. Bottom bars are available in four colors: White, Chrome, Satin Nickel and Black.
Adding custom Valances to your Solar Shades is a great way to conceal the control mechanism and give them a finished look. We offer Metal Valances and Upholstered Valances, which can be added during the Solar Shade customization process online.


Ordering your custom Solar Window Shades is easy with The Shade Store. You can get started in five ways:

Order Free Swatches
Explore our collection of 150+ of the finest materials available. Order free swatches today.

Schedule a Free Measurement
To ensure your custom Solar Window Shades fit perfectly in your windows, we offer full professional measurement & installation services nationwide. Schedule a free measurement to get started. We also offer detailed do-it-yourself instructions online at the bottom of our measurements page, but we recommend having our team take care of everything for you to make sure your window treatments look perfect and work effortlessly. Please note, a separate installation fee applies.

Request a Free Quote
Our expert Design Consultants are here to help you select and design custom sun-blocking shades you’ll love for years. Get started today with a free quote.

Customize Your Shades Online
Choose your favorite materials and styles and select your customization options completely online.

Visit Your Local Showroom
Experience our full range of handcrafted products, sample all of our materials and receive complimentary assistance from our expert Design Consultants. Find your showroom.

Visit Us at Our Showrooms Nationwide

Our nationwide showrooms are your destination for the finest handcrafted Solar Shades and custom window treatments. Visit your nearest location to sample our curated collection of luxurious textiles and designer exclusives, experience every handcrafted product and receive complimentary assistance from our team of expert Design Consultants.