[#3493] This is a solar screen installation we did for a Cedar Park, Texas, home. We installed 31 of our solar screens, total of 3,046 inches. The solar screens we made out of a chocolate fabric and brown frame. We did this installation on March 30th, 2013.
We upgraded seven of the windows to the 90 percent solar screen fabric. The seven that we upgraded are located on the front of the home and on the back of the home. On the front of the home, there are three windows that we upgraded to the 90 percent, and on the back of the home, there are four windows that we upgraded to the 90 percent.
The three in the front of the home are in the top left side of the house there above the garage and the windows on the back that we upgraded are all of the second‑floor windows, all of those.
This customer chose to use our window cleaning services like most all of our customers do. We strongly encourage people to use our window cleaning services to clean their windows prior to us installing our solar screens. This will ensure that you won’t have to clean your windows that often after the solar screens are put up. The solar screens will keep the windows cleaned for quite some time, so you don’t have to mess with them for a while.
Now, take a look at the back of this home, you’re going to see that back patio door, the customer put a solar screen on that back patio door, which I applaud them for doing that.
This home had this back patio covering added after the home was built. When they did this back patio, they adjoined the right‑hand side roof of that back patio to the back of the home, kind of oddly. That roof goes right into the window as shown here in this picture.
We didn’t want to exclude that window from getting a solar screen, so we custom‑built them this odd solar screen. It wasn’t really that big of a deal to make, but I can assure you, there’re very few people out there in this line of work that would have the ability and craftsmanship to be able to do something like this.
We used a chocolate fabric and a brown framing for this installation. I am not a big fan of using the brown framing on white window frames. As you can tell by these pictures, I just don’t think that it looks that great.
You see that white framing from your windows coming out, to me, it’s too much of a stark difference to go from that brown solar screen framing to the white window framing. Personally, I’m not a fan of this look, however, some people want it and some people like it. I don’t know.
I always offer my color combination help. When I see the home, I will leave for you on your “We were here card” telling you what color combinations in order of preference that I like for the home. Then, of course, the final decision is left up to you. Watch the below video.