Roller Shades and Solar Screens

Roller shades and solar screen shades have never gone out of style and are as popular today as they were years ago. Today’s styles, though, offer a much more sophisticated and sleek look that is perfect for any room in your home. Roller shades help darken a room or filter light, and they also offer more privacy than a solar screen shade. Each shade has different characteristics. In general, solar screens diffuse light at varying degrees but do not block it completely. Roller screens provide more privacy. Both are easy to operate and work well in any room. Take a look:

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Best Window Fashions for Sun Rooms

Window Treatments for Sun Rooms in ConnecticutSun rooms an be a beautiful addition to your home, and they are very popular throughout Connecticut. Not only do they give you extra space to relax and entertain, they can bring a little bit of an outdoor feel to your home, no matter what the weather conditions are outside. The use of natural light is an important in a sun room, so it’s important to have the right window coverings. At Window Products, with showrooms in Branford and Southbury CT, we have several options for sun room window treatments. [Read more…]


Solar Screens Block UV Rays in Style

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Solar screens — also called screen shades — offer two major benefits:

  • Blocking the sun and its harmful UV rays
  • Maintaining your view outside.

Solar screens mount on the inside of your window are made of a single layer of light fabric used with a traditional roller shade bar that blends well into almost any décor. At Window Products, with showrooms in both Southbury and Branford CT, we offer a variety of high quality solar screen shades.

Residential and Commercial Uses of Screen Shades

Both residential and commercial customers enjoy the style and function of solar screens. For residential customers, screen shades are perfect for kitchens and living areas where natural light is welcome but needs to be muted without reducing the view. Screen shades are also popular for commercial customers such as office buildings or restaurants, typically with a 5% openness factor. [Read more…]