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We offer superior, proven products and more than 10 years of experience in Solar Shades consulting and installation, helping to make your Solar Shade project a breeze. Translucent Solar Shades are exploding in popularity all over the country now, and we think it is for the same reasons that our clients are always telling us that they love having them in their homes.
Our happy client Lynn F. puts it best:
VIEW PRESERVATIONNot only do you get to keep your views with Solar Shades, you are spared the merciless glare and harsh bright light, (yes, even that dreaded harsh morning light) so that view is more enjoyable from any part of your home. No need to sit in a sunlight spotlight to be connected with the outside world, Solar Shades bathe your rooms in a soft, diffused light. Solar Shades are a fool-proof and economical way to integrate the surroundings of your home into your daily life while feeling comfortable and protected at the same time.
UV PROTECTIONSolar Shade fabrics are specifically designed to block UV Rays which can fade flooring, wall coverings, furniture & textiles, and artwork & photography, not to mention the damage caused to your family's health. We offer Solar Shade fabrics that provide from 86% to 97% UV blockage, in a variety of colors and patterns. The UV protection in our Solar Screen Shades also offer shelter from sunlight reflected off of snow, cars, cement, or water.
Solar Shades owner Nancy S. talks about her experience:
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BLOCK THAT GLARELove to incorporate natural light, but can't do the glare? Even the most devoted sun worshippers among us cannot. Does it reflect on and interfere with your television screen, computer monitor, glass-framed artwork and general inner peace? We understand. We'll make it all better. A glare-free indoor life is just days away, where eye fatigue and headaches are but a distant memory. Remember, squinting produces wrinkles. We can't have that.
SAVE ENERGY. MONEY, TOO.Did you know that your windows can let as much as 45% of your home's precious energy go? Yep, that's your hard-earned money, just flying out the window, day after day. Solar Shades can help you stop the bleeding. Solar Shades are rated with R-Value ranging from 3.65 to 4.35 with a double E window. It's true, Honeycomb Shades can have a higher R-Value, but what happens when that shade gets raised? What, you'd like a stylish meal in your dining room with friends while watching the sunset? No. Must protect the R- Value. Relaxing with your family in the living room and want to see the rain fall? So sorry. Can't raise those shades! Heaven forbid you should want to see out your windows every so often without stressing out about your carbon footprint. Because Solar Shades preserve views, there is no reason for the shade to be raised, so it is free to keep busy doing its energy saving work for you, 24/7, without interruption. Live inside, experience outside, keep more of your money. That's what we say.
That's what Rhonda M. says too:
DAYLIGHTINGLet us consider the Sun. It is right there for us to use, eco-friendly, no one to pay, no switch that needs flipping, and available for enjoyment by anyone on a semi-reliable basis. And yet we draw our shades for protection from excessive heat, cold, UV Rays or glare, and then......we turn on the lights. It's silly, really. Because Solar Shades offer superior daylighting, your need for artificial light is minimized. At West Mountain Solar Shades, we don't believe in putting your money at cross-purposes, we are advocates for the utilization of natural light, without the harmful rays. How about this: Insulate, Save Energy, and dramatically reduce your family's daytime use of artificial light. Everybody's happy.
DECOR-FRIENDLY, EVEN IF YOU'RE NOTWhat is your home's look? Rustic Neo-Modern? Great. Biker-Country Casual? No Problem. Farm House Contemporary? Bauhaus Victorian? We love it. And so do Solar Shades. The effortless beauty of Solar Shades comes from their inherent ability to embrace and enhance any type of interior design, no matter how coordinated or......eclectic. Browse our portfolio of happy client's homes and see. Need an easy and low cost way to change or update your home's look and feel? We would like to submit for your review some subtle patterned shades that have an organic, woven wood look. Perhaps you would like to see what happens when sunlight filters through some colored solar shades, or maybe some smart stripes make your windows look taller might be in order. It's all here, just browse our fabrics and go crazy. As a recent happy client put it; "They're just so groovy."
EASY TO INSTALL. NO KIDDING.With the help of our simple cheat sheets: How to Measure and How to Install. Can you operate a cordless drill? Seriously. You can do it. In addition, we are available by phone and email for extra help. The Solar Shades we sell are simple, beaded chain continuous cord roller shades. The tubes are constructed from high quality aircraft aluminum, which means that wider shades won't sag in the middle. Clutch and idler ends are manufactured by Rollease, the industry leader in roller shade parts. They are easy to install, easy to use, and easy to love because they age without losing any functionality or beauty. Everyone can use a little smart simplicity in their life.
"IT'S ECONOMICAL, MOM!"Solar Shades are the most economical window treatments for the function and look that they deliver that we have come across. They often easily beat other traditional window coverings such as wood blinds, roman shades, pleated shades, woven woods, honeycomb shades, and shutters in price. In addition, we offer them at significant discounts compared to other on line DIY retailers, saving you additional money. Check our prices against our competitors, we think you'll be pleased. Add that to the money you will save on air conditioning and heating, and it's a perfect money-saving vortex. Your home is probably your biggest investment, why not make a small one to enhance its value and protect its contents, and make some extra room in the household budget for years to come? Our clients are glad they did, like Howard & Sharon W.:
SIMPLY GREENEco-friendly Solar Shade fabrics have seen significant innovations in recent years, and we are always keeping our eye out for new developments. Most of the Solar Shade fabrics we offer are Green Guard Certified, meaning that the don't produce toxic off-gassing into the space. Many of them are PVC free and even recyclable. We proudly feature quality fabrics from Sheerweave, Alkenz and Mermet. Get all the details when you browse our eco-friendly fabric selection. Of course as a Solar Shade owner your carbon footprint will be lower due to reduced heating and air-conditioning use, since they are designed to preserve temperature regulation as well as view.
Be connected to the outdoors, even while at home. These 14 – 15% openness weave shades provide the clearest view while blocking glare. Perfect for applications where maximum natural light utilization and view is a priority. We call them shades for people who think that they don't need shades. They also protect your interior assets from sun damage, blocking between 85 - 86% of UV Rays.
The most popular Solar Shade fabrics for residential use, these have a 5-10% openness and will protect from excessive heat, cold, glare and UV rays while still showcasing views. Protect your furnishings, textiles, artwork, and photographs from fading. These fabrics are also a nice weave for keeping glare off of TV and computer screens. UV Rays blocked: 90 – 95%
These tightly woven fabrics with 1 – 3% openness are perfect for those situations where the sun is just taking over in every way, but some view and daylight is still desired. They have a darkening effect on the space but don't blackout and provide the best insulation with a view. UV Rays Blocked: 97 – 99%
These 100% blackout shades are guaranteed to make any room a cave. Take care when measuring for blackout shades to note window casements to prevent light gaps on the sides. Want to have blackout AND view capability with sun protection in the same window? You can. Check out our dual shades. UV Rays Blocked: 100%
All of our decorative patterns, stripes and bold colored fabrics of all opennesses are grouped here, for your creative consideration. Order some free samples and have fun!
The fabrics in this group are Green Guard Certified for indoor air quality, and many of them are recyclable. Eco-friendly content makes it easier and quicker to recycle Solar Shade fabrics. Recyclable fabrics can now be diverted from landfills and turned into a variety of new textile possibilities. Eco Green fabrics contribute to a healthy and efficient environment indoors and out. We add to this group as fabric manufacturers improve their eco-friendly offerings, so check back here often.