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The 4 Best Benefits of Solar Shade Systems

Posted on Thursday, December 21st, 2023 at 10:09 am.
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Discover how solar shade systems can improve your home comfort and privacy.

At Carroll Architectural Shade, we provide our customers with a variety of shade products that contribute to their property’s comfort and style. One of these products are solar shade systems. These practical and appealing designs can add shade to various parts of your home in an original and effective way. They can not only keep heat out of a room, but provide privacy and prevent glare. If you are interested in exploring all shade options available to you, read on to understand the advantages of solar shade systems from Carroll Architectural Shade.

Increased Privacy

Solar shades, or “drop” shades, provide functional visual privacy. These shades act as screens that come down from the top of your windows or patio opening all the way to the bottom. When you use alternatives like blinds or curtains, you gain privacy but also lose all access to natural light in your home. A sheer solar shade lets in light but prevents it from being too harsh. The screen also obscures activity inside the home so those outside cannot easily see into your private space. 

Block Solar Radiation 

Your solar shades can block as much as 96% of solar radiation. The sun’s harmful rays shining in on when you’re trying to relax or enjoy a warm spring day can leave devastating consequences. Solar shades are designed to minimize heat transfer through windows while reducing glare and harmful UV rays. The screen also helps reduce energy expenses and protects your indoor furnishings from the effects of sun exposure. 

Reduce Heat and Glare

By preventing heat and UV rays from entering your home unfiltered, solar shade systems can help reduce high temperatures inside your home. Drapes, interior blinds, and window tintings are ineffective because the harmful rays have already reached into your room and dissipated as heat. A solar shade on the outside of your home can reduce summer temperatures by as much as 20 degrees! This means you rely less on air conditioning, and can naturally cool your home and save some expenses. 

The screen also limits harsh sun glare on screens or appliances, or when the setting sun hits your eyes at the end of the day. This means more comfort for you, all day long. 

Customization with Carroll Architectural Shade

The shade designers at Carroll Architectural Shade can advise you on the best shade tints and designs for your property. These shades can work seamlessly with your existing design, so you can enhance your building’s overall appearance. When you’re ready to install solar shade systems, call Carroll Architectural Shade.


Through our combined locations in Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., Carroll Architectural Shade provides innovative craftsmanship, superb service, competitive pricing, and unfailing attention to detail for customers throughout Maryland and Virginia.

Our highly skilled craftsmen design and custom manufacture shade products in-house, including commercial awnings, residential awnings, retractable awnings, roll-up curtains, aluminum awnings, and flat metal canopies. Founded in 1958 by James Carroll Sr., and still family-owned by his sons today, Carroll Architectural Shade remains committed to delivering top-quality craftsmanship and service.

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