Screen shades are a great blend of science and aesthetics. With these products, you can control heat and light while, with many fabrics, still maintaining views of the outdoors. At Perfect Fit Window Fashions in Estero, FL, we’re proud of our Hunter Douglas screen shades offerings and will be very happy to show you the benefits.
Blocking the Sun but not the View
The “openness” factor of the fabric determines how much you are able to see through the shade. The higher the openness factor, the larger the weave of the fabric. So, a fabric with an openness factor of 10% will allow more light and heat to pass through while giving you more view-through versus a fabric with an openness factor of 5%.
The fabric you choose will impact how the shades work. Choose from:
- Light-colored fabric. Light-colored fabrics reflect more heat and allow more light into the room. They are an excellent choice for providing more light when windows are small and in common areas where a lighter, brighter ambiance is desired.
- Dark-colored fabric. Dark fabrics are excellent at controlling the glare by reducing the visible light that comes through the fabric. The darker fabrics will absorb some heat and keep it at the window until the warmth dissipates into your room. Darker fabrics are perfect for spaces where you will enjoy slight solar warming while still providing glare control.
- Performance fabrics. Performance solar screen fabrics are designed to outperform light and dark fabrics when a room requires excellent heat control, glare control, UV protection, and view-through characteristics.
Most shades are easy to install, will update your home, and can aid in energy-efficient living. These products can enhance child and pet safety, particularly if you choose a motorized lifting option, such as PowerView. With PowerView, Hunter Douglas has outdone itself. But don’t just take our word for it—look to the experts. PowerView won the coveted Red Dot Award for 2016. The award honors design innovation and is recognized internationally. With more than 17,000 entries, Red Dot is one of the largest competitions in the world.
Designer Screen Shades in Estero FL
Visit our showroom in Estero, FL, serving the areas of Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples and Ft. Myers. Contact us today for a design consultation – we’re looking forward to serving you!