Here we have a 3,027‑inch solar screen installation where we custom built and installed 33 solar screens on this Round Rock, Texas home. We installed solar screens on all sides of the home. We left some of the windows under the back patio uncovered.
Total inches 3027″, installed cost $1795, (33) solar screens
The customer said that they did not get all that much sun on the windows or through the windows under the back patios, we did not put solar screens on those windows.
We used a chocolate fabric with white frame solar screen. On the front of the home for the windows under the front patio and there right in the middle we used the 80 percent solar screen fabric and then to the right of that there’s a half circle and two 35 by 71 windows. We put the 90 percent fabric on those three windows.
It’s those three windows that caught a bit of the afternoon sun, but all the other windows there on the front of the house, there in the middle and to the left, they didn’t get the intense afternoon sun, so we did not put the 90 percent fabric on those.
I like this picture, how it shows two 90 percent solar screens. Two 90 percent 35 by 71 solar screens and then a 90 percent 58 by 28 half circle solar screen. What I want you to take a look at are those two 35 by 71, 90 percent solar screens.
Look at the solar screen to the right. Look how dense it looks. Then look at the solar screen to the left and see how you can somewhat see the blinds. That’s because you can’t see through the 90 percent fabric.
It’s just, by me taking these pictures, how the light is reflecting off of the fabric in the angle that I’m taking them at that looks like some of these solar screens are very dense. They’re like a solid fabric. Here it’s a fine illustration showing you how they’re not a solid looking fabric when you use that 90 percent solar screen fabric.
This is a picture of the right side of the house. This right side of the home gets the afternoon sun, so it’s this right side of the home that we put the 90 percent solar screen fabric on.
You have two 23 by 35 windows that open up and down. You’ve got a 47 by 59 horizontal sliding window and then you got a 50 by 58 inch window that leads into the bathroom.
This picture is of the back of the home. The customer wanted 90 percent silver screens for those three upstairs 47 by 59 windows. Apparently it’s really hot up there and while it’s the upstairs that gets the morning sun, the customer felt like they would benefit from having the 90 percent fabric up there. So we put the 90 percent fabric on those three windows and we used the 80 percent fabric for all the other windows.
Now the customer did not get much sun into the windows, there underneath the patio because, again, it is the morning sun and they just didn’t get much sun in those windows. So they went ahead and left those windows uncovered.
This is the left side of the house. This is the morning side of the house. The customer wanted the 90 percent fabric on this side of the house, as well as the right side of the house which faces due west.
Now, you’ll see these two 35 by 71 inch windows which are the first ones. Those windows are covered with 90 percent fabric. Look at how well you can see through that fabric, and you can see those blinds.
If you go to my questions and answers page, there’s a section there that talks about outward visibility, looking through solar window screens. I encourage you to go to that page and look at the pictures that I have that show you what it looks like looking through this 90 percent fabric from the inside out. It is considerably different than what this picture is, looking from the outside beyond.
If you look from the inside out during the day with the sun outside and darker on the inside, you see through that fabric extremely well. It’s distorted, but it’s not like you can’t see through the fabric at all. You can see through it so well. People are always worried about that. I just encourage them to go to that questions and answers page, and they’ll see there how well you can see through the fabric. To learn about what it’s like to see through the solar screens during the day and at night, check out this section that covers outward visibility.