If you’re considering solar screen shades, you might have a few questions about whether they’re right for your home. At Bretz Interiors serving the greater Denver area, we get plenty of questions—and we have the answers. Speak with a trained consultant today!
The Science Behind the Shades
Screen shades are the perfect blend of design and science. Most of their fabrics carry solar optical properties, including:
- (As) Solar Absorption—the absorption of light and heat. This is what heats up shade fabric. A low number means the shade absorbs very little solar energy, which allows heat into your space
- (Rs) Solar Reflectance—the amount of solar energy/heat that is reflected away from the window. The higher the number, the better the fabric is at reflecting solar heat
- (Ts) Solar Transmittance—the amount of total solar energy that passes through the shade fabric into a room. The larger the number, the higher the amount of solar energy that is entering the space
- (Tv) Visible Light Transmittance—the amount of visible light that comes through. The higher the number, the less light that passes through the fabric
Designer Screen Shades from Hunter Douglas offer high-performance fabrics. These fabrics go above and beyond standard screen fabrics with enhanced glare, solar, and natural light control while providing UV protection. The following fabrics in the Designer Screen Shade collection are rated as “performance” fabrics:
- Defy 3%
- Radiant 5%
- Chill 5%
- Flux 5%
Special features built into these performance fabrics include a highly reflective exterior regardless of the room-side color.
Like any major improvement of your home, window treatments are an investment. Hunter Douglas products are available at a price point you can afford, with a variety of features and styles that you choose based on your design preferences, functional needs, and budgetary requirements. Because everything is custom, pricing is based on the size of your windows, the style of window treatment you choose, lifting systems, and other optional features. Our window treatment experts will help you find the perfect window treatment for you!
Designer Screen Shades in Denver CO
Bretz Interiors is a family owned business located in Lakewood and serving the greater Denver area. In operation since 1959, we focus on delivering high quality products and exceptional service to every client. Our showroom has a wide variety of displays and our sales team is happy to assist you with any questions you may have!
Contact us to learn more about our solar screen shades or to schedule a free in-home consultation today!