Custom Solar Window Screens

Solar window screens or sun screens, also known as “sun shades” or “solar shades,” have many unique benefits and features that make them one of our most popular window coverings for both domestic and commercial use.

Product Overview

Custom Solar Window Screens in San Diego, Orange County, Sacramento, Fresno

Solar window screens or sun screens, also known as “sun shades” or “solar shades,” have many unique benefits and features that make them one of our most popular window coverings for both domestic and commercial use.

Not to be confused with roller shades, interior solar screens are a type of window shade but they are specifically designed to combat the sun at various levels of opacity.

Below you will find a full glimpse at the numerous benefits of sun screens. You can also explore a variety of customization options for this extremely versatile treatment, such as window shade motorization. Energy efficiency, reduction of heat, and UV ray protection are a few major benefits from the sun blocking material of solar screens.

What Are Solar Screens For Windows?

A sun screen is a roller shade that has a special woven material designed to combat the sun.

This sophisticated style of window covering allows you to view through the fabric while UV rays and solar glare is significantly reduced in the interior of the room.

Learn about what distinguishes roller shades from window sun screens in this video.

Choosing the right solar screen takes time and consideration. Using the following guide to inform your future purchase and contact us with any questions about window coverings.

Review

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Ability to Disappear

View-Through

Motorized / Alexa Compatible

  • Vertical
  • Horizontal

Orientations

12″ – 240″

12″ – 360″

Sizes

  • Low
  • Moderate

Cost

This is the number one most desirable feature of the solar screen for windows.

The unique ability of the solar screen is that it brings a calming feeling-tone to any room where this mesh shade is drawn. The permeability of the woven design has the best of both worlds – protection from the sun, but without sacrificing a beautiful view!

Above all, the solar shade is like a filter for sunlight but still maintains great visibility to the outside world. This way you don’t have to sacrifice the benefit of an open view, as this impression expands the feeling of spaciousness in any home or office.

In addition to this tip, there are so many strategic tactics for cooling your home with window treatments. Enjoy your outside view without the glaring, oppressive rays of sun creating stress on your eyes.

Solar shades are energy efficient to conserve resources in your home or office.

Solar shades offer users a great opportunity to use daylight harvesting and save money, especially when they are motorized.

By automating your shades, you can increase a building’s heat during winter and reduce heat gain during the summer. This is done by using special sensors and timers installed in the glass of your windows with your window automation systems.

This benefit of energy efficiency is especially important in offices to control the efficiency of larger commercial buildings and make them more profitable. It’s easy to control the amount of light on a timed schedule, as well as lower your AC and heating bills.

Motorization is not just for businesses, either. With the newest addition of the Aloha Shade, motorization options have become affordable for literally anyone!

What you may not know about solar shades is that the color can change it’s performance values drastically.

For color and openness factor, there are many varieties to meet your specific needs for optimal protection.

First, you must decide if you want darker or lighter colors of your shade, since there are specific benefits to each. If you choose a darker color, the visibility of the outside world will increase when you are looking from the insight. If you choose a lighter colors, it will greatly increase the heat reducing abilities of this covering.

Additionally, a lighter colored fabric will be harder to see through. A darker color fabric may be more visually appealing but not be as energy efficient.

Here’s where you choose how much light that you would like to let into your home.

The openness factor is the level of opacity or the percentage of light that is allowed to pass through the mesh design of the shade. This is determined by the amount of holes in relation to the percentage of the fabric.

Typical sun screens for windows range from 1% -14% openness. For example, if you have a 5% openness factor, this means that 95% of the window covering will be covered by the weave of fabric.  Remember, the amount of light, heat, and view is controlled by your choice in openness factor. A fabric with 1% openness has 1% holes with a 99% fabric covering.

There are several types of fabric fascia that can be used for the top treatment on this shade. View the video above to explore customization options such as wood valances or fabric covers.

Whatever your home or office decor may be, including a top treatment on your solar screen will add that professional polish to your desired look. Something about putting that extra covering to disguise the mechanism appears very thoughtful in professional environments.

Looking for more privacy?

Layering, or combining multiple window treatments, is a must if you desire to have 100% privacy with solar screens or blackout curtains.

Here’s how solar screen visibility works: what you can see outside during the day with your solar shade is what people can see into your home, or building, during the night. So just remember this – solar screens provide privacy in the day, not during the night.

As we mentioned earlier, you can combat this problem with options such as a dual roller shade. You can also add a darkening curtain or drapery over top when you need more privacy or light control.

What People Are Saying

Laurie S.

What a great experience working with this professional knowledgeable company. I love the end product and the team fulfilled everything they promised.

Katie G.

Fabulous job 3 Blind Mice, I love my new shutters. Extremely professional, helpful and polite service.

Janet G.

The experience with the company was great from the home visit to pick options for blinds to the installation. They company was very responsive and prompt. The office worked very hard to work with my schedule. All of the representative showed up right on time and were very personable and knowledgeable. I was worried about wrinkles in a set of the Roman blinds that were installed and I receive an almost immediate call back and a very quick scheduling for steaming. Very good experience. I wish all companies provided this great of services.

Heather B.

I think everyone was exceptional. Sherry was very good to work with and very knowledgeable. I liked that I received the quote the day that she came. Chris was great when he came to measure the windows and again when he came to steam the Roman shades. It was great how Ruben kept me informed of the progress. Barbara was great in working around me schedule. Rusty and Brandon were a great team and had all 18 windows done in great time.

Cheryl B.

I am very happy with the entire process! It was fun to pick out my window coverings, and I didn’t feel pressured at all to make quick decisions or to address areas I wasn’t ready to look at. Installation was smooth and the installers were great guys. I love the way my new windows look….lots of compliments and I really feel like the process was customized just for me!

Sebastian R.

Great service. Very attentive. Product is amazing and really helps with my energy bills.

Sheryl P.

EVERYONE was fantastic! Following the original install, I noticed the sliding glass door blinds were not fully closing (the panels didn’t lay against each other and you could see inside/outside the house). When I telephoned and explained the problem I was experiencing, their response was to get back to my house (very quickly I’d like to add), and with a little tweaking they now close as they should. I appreciated their quick and efficient response! From start to finish, it was a pleasure dealing with 3 Blind Mice. Thank you!

George D.

We love the Roman shades from Graber. They have the most extensive and unique woven shade selection we have ever seen.

Toni N.

My blinds were completed ahead of schedule, and they worked around my work hours for both consultation and installment. I highly recommend.

Michelle J.
 
Staff is very professional from original measurement, 2nd measurement for accuracy, to installation
Marilyn S.

Rick, my installer, did an outstanding job on the installation. Fast, courteous, and made sure everything was cleaned up and disposed of before he left!

James A.

7 windows with wood shutters…. in & out in an hour! All the shutters fit like like a glove thanks to their precise measurements

Steve A.

They were very professional, from Tammy’s initial visit to the installers and their work. Everything fit perfectly, and we love our new window coverings!

Janice B.

We have used Three Blind Mice on three occasions for three different types of window coverings. We have been delighted with all of the results. Not only are the finished products exactly what we needed the quality and service were excellent. We would not hesitate to recommend them!

Robert L.

Quality Installation, QUALITY Product!! I chose the blinds that have the lining to Stop the light from penetrating the blind. These were in a bedroom with three large south facing windows. When they are closed, 97% of the light is blocked!! The rising sun no longer wakes me up!! I call these types of blinds, Accordion type! Two go up and down for the windows, one large one goes left and right for the sliding glass door!!

Pam A.

Love my new blinds; color is perfect and the installation was flawless.

Kimberly Z.

Quality product! Richard was great, not a pushy salesman and spent the time answering all of our questions. Installer was also helpful. Showed up on time was professional and friendly. We really enjoy our blinds

Heard Enough?

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FAQS

After you have selected and agreed to purchase custom window treatments they can take from 2 -8 weeks to fabricate and be installed, depending on the availability of the fabric. Since the window treatments are custom 3BM requires full payment to begin the fabrication. We accept all major credit cards and checks.

3 Blind Mice not only has quality products at an affordable price, but we also provide professionally certified installers and an outstanding customer support team. Our commitment to our customers has been rewarded by winning the coveted Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for marketplace ethics multiple times and through our customers’ referrals and online reviews.

3 Blind Mice not only has quality products at an affordable price, but we also provide professionally certified installers and an outstanding customer support team.

Our designers will design the best style for your home and your budget. The designer can bring fabric samples to your home or you may choose to visit the local Design Center with the designer.

Three Blind Mice offers a variety of different fabrics for any type style of drapery you choose for your home or office decor. We have a variety of custom fabrics, trims, and rods that can be incorporated into any type of design. Curtains or drapes can be used alone or in combination with the many other types of window treatments that we have available. We offer sheer curtains, blackout & darkening curtains and valances in addition to a wide variety of motorized options for each. Styles of curtains we offer include flat panel, tab top, grommet and rod pocket.

There are so many factors when choosing coverings, your choices can seem overwhelming. The biggest factor in your decision is knowing whether you need privacy, light, or a combination of both.

When choosing the right window treatment for your home, it's important to take all the elements into consideration. Wall color, type of window, how much light you want coming in, etc.

Pros/Cons

Pros
Cons
Contemporary Large gaps
Non Intrusive Telescoping
Transluscent Mistaken for off the shelf

No interest for 12 months.

Easy application, quick decision.

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