[#3593] This is an installation that we completed off of Rowe Lane in Pflugerville, Texas. We used a chocolate solar screen fabric with tan frame. The installation was completed on June 8th, 2013. We installed a total of 11 solar screens, using 1,065 inches. We put solar screens on every window of this customer’s home.
Total inches 1065″, installed cost $715, (11) solar screens
This customer chose to upgrade each of the 11 solar screens to the 90 percent fabric. All of the solar screens that we made for this customer, were made using the 90 percent fabric. We did not use our 80 percent fabric for any of this customer’s solar window screens.
This is a picture of the front of the home. You’ll see that the customer chose to put a solar screen on that front door. It’s a storm door. They wanted a solar screen on that front door. It’s very tricky to put solar screens on storm doors, but we are capable of doing it and we can. However, I’m just not a fan of putting a solar screen on your front door. Even if it is a storm door.
This picture here shows what it looks like, I guess it’s not all that bad, but it just to me, it doesn’t look appropriate, but the customer said they get so much sun in through that front door and they wanted a solar screen on it.
Now if you have just a regular swing in door and it has glass in it, I really do not like it when people put solar screens on just the glass portion of their front door. It just doesn’t look right.
Decorative front doors look pretty. Some of them even have glass that’s really pretty, whether it be tempered glass with a rain look to it or it’s got metal integrated into it. It’s decorative glass. You don’t want to cover all of that up with a solar screen.
My suggestion for people that have doors like that is, from the inside, get you a set of blinds that you can put on the inside. They make them so that you can attach it over the top of the glass and then you can attach it under the bottom of the glass. Over the glass and on the bottom, so that when you open and close the door, the blinds don’t flop around. They don’t bang against the door.
To me, that’s a solution that you would implement for protecting…Keeping the sun from getting into your home through the front door.
For this homeowner, they could have used one of our custom made exterior Austin TX patio roller shade screens installed on their gazebo. Using one of our patio roller shade screens would have yielded plenty of shade for this homeowners back patio. We would have made this roller shade out of the same fabric that we made the solar screens out of.
This is a picture of the back of the home. Notice that the customer has a set of French doors that lead out to the back patio there. The customer put solar window screens on those French doors, which is the right answer.
The back of the house would’ve looked odd and incomplete and just not right if the customer chose to have left those back doors uncovered. Look how well it looks, it looks good.