Q: How does exterior Solar Window Screens installed in the Killeen - Fort Hood are homes work?
A: Solar Window Screens Screens absorb and dissipate a large percentage of solar heat and glare before it reaches windows and doors; this keeps the glass and interior cool.
Q: Are Solar Window Screens easy to clean?
A: Yes, they only need an occasional cleaning with mild soap and water. They are also mildew and fade resistant.
Q: Do Solar Window Screens Screens provide privacy?
A: Visibility through Solar Window Screens Screens depends on light location. Lighted interiors allow inward visibility at night, while sunlight during the daytime diminishes inward visibility, offering more privacy.
Q: How do Solar Window Screens Screens compare to glass tinting?
A: Glass tinting filters the light along with the UV rays. Solar Window Screens Screens reduce the volume of light without filtering. As the glass filters sunlight through the tint, it will maintain heat, which dissipates into the house, making Solar Window Screens screens more effective than glass tinting for energy savings.
Q: Can Solar Window Screens Screens be installed over different shapes of windows?
A: Yes. All shapes and sizes of windows can be shaded with Solar Window Screens products including rakes, octagons, circles, etc
Q: Do Solar Window Screens come with a warranty?
A: Yes, Phifer offers a Warranty on Solar Window Screens Products.
Q: Do Solar Window Screens qualify for the Federal Tax Credit?
A: Yes, Phifer products qualifly for the tax credit - see Federal Tax Credit Certificated for Energy Efficiency
Q: Do Solar Window Screens block airflow?
A: Window Screens still allow good airflow.
Q: How are Solar Window Screens Screens at insect protection?
A: These products protect against insects and can replace regular insect screening on windows, doors and porches.
Q: Does Solar Window Screens Screening look like standard insect screening?
A: Solar Window Screens Screening is available in a wider range of colors than regular insect screening. From the outside, Solar Window Screens screening offers a uniform look to windows and doors, providing a more aesthetically pleasing overall look to home and building exteriors than regular insect screening. Outward visibility remains good through Solar Window Screens.
Q: Which products provide extra strength?
A: SunTex: Heavy-duty mesh is tear and puncture resistant.
Q: Will Solar Window Screens Screens affect houseplants?
A: No. Most houseplants require filtered light. Shading reduces yellowing and water loss. In most cases, plants do better with shading than without but will require some amounts of direct sunlight.
Q: If I have storm windows or windows containing insulated glass, is Solar Window Screens Screen still effective?
A: Storm windows and insulated glass are effective ways to increase thermal efficiency of any window.
Q: What should be the payback period from utility savings after installing Solar Window Screens Screens?
A: Many Solar Window Screens Screen payback period estimates fall between two and three cooling seasons. A University of Texas study predicts a 32% savings for an average home.
Q: If I have reflective light-colored drapes or blinds, are Solar Window Screens Screens still beneficial?
A: Yes, along with the heat that is absorbed by the drapes/blinds, they are also subject to UV damage. The combination of light-colored interior shades and dark exterior screens will provide optimum results.
Q: Should Solar Window Screens Screens be removed in the winter?
A: To protect carpets, drapes and furniture from damaging UV rays, the Solar Window Screens Screens should remain in place even during cooler months. They also provide approximately 15% increase in the thermal performance of the window.
Q: Can Solar Window Screens Screens be removed to clean the windows?
A: Yes, Solar Window Screens Screens are removable just like insect screening for ease in washing screens and window glass.
Q: How much will Solar Window Screens Screens darken the interior?
A: While UV blockage is 70% to 90%, actual visibility is diminished by only 15% to 40% depending on the screening fabric selected. Light through the Solar Window Screens Screen is not tinted, but it is reduced in volume, allowing good light with reduced glare.
Q: What color Solar Window Screens Screen is more effective for heat reduction?
A: Dark colors are more effective than light colors on exterior screens.
Q: How much ultraviolet light do Solar Window Screens Screens block?
A: UV blockage depends on the fabric’s weave and openness. In general, the UV blockage percentage will be the reciprocal of the openness factor.