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How do solar screens work? The majority of sunlight striking an unprotected glass window passes through into the home, and a small percentage is reflected. Solar screens dramatically reduce the amount of sunlight striking the window. Most of the sun’s heat is absorbed or reflected by the screen and carried away by convective air currents created by the warm screen. This diagram shows a window with SunTex installed. In midsummer as much as 230 BTUs can fall on an unprotected square foot of glass. Allstar Solar Screens uses quality Phifer SunTex materials in which up to 90% of the sun’s heat and glare is reflected, absorbed and dissipated before it strikes the glass.

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What colors should I choose and why? We offer a variety of screen color choices. All colors are effective for blocking up to 90% of the heat, so you may choose a screen color that matches your house color scheme. We offer many different mesh and frame colors. Frame colors are usually matched to the original house window frames. There are various options for material colors and styles.

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Will solar screens block my view? No. The strands in the screen are spaced uniformly and doesn’t distort your view at all. From a distance of about ten feet it is difficult to tell if you have solar screens on your windows. Solar screens are great at maintaining excellent outward visibility, while at the same time providing additional privacy by blocking outsiders from peeping in during the day.

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Are all solar screens the same? No, Many other companies use cheaper materials and building methods such as 3/4 inch framing with and plastic corners. This creates a less durable screen. Allstar Solar Screens uses the best available material Phifer Suntex and we build all of our solar screens using a 1″ aluminum framing with sturdy metal corners. When price comparing make sure that you are comparing the same material and craftsmanship.

 

How dark will it make my house? Solar screens will still allow light to come in, just not the blinding glare. The light that passes through is much softer on the eyes and does an excellent job of reducing that annoying glare on your television set.

 

Will people be able to see in my house? Solar Screens offer a great deal of privacy during the day. However, at night when you have lights on, people will be able to see in.

 

How are the solar screens installed? Each house is unique. We install the screens based off your current window frame options. Most window frames have a lip that allows the screens to securely “pop” in. While others windows have no where for the screen to be held. 80% of our solar screens are installed using a 3/4 self tapping screw that matches the frame color of your screens. We do have other options for installation available such as spring clips, brick clips and adhesive tape if you prefer.

 

Should I use the 80% or the 90% mesh? Phifer Suntex 80% allows more light, better airflow and visibility.  If you want more glare reduction and energy efficiency you should go with the 90%. It is also possible to put 90% on the real problem areas and 80% on less problem areas.

 

 

Will solar screens hurt my plants? Window screens help reduce the damaging ultraviolet rays, however if you are worried about your plants getting sunlight try the 80% Phifer Suntex material.

 

Are solar screens pet resistant? Yes, solar screens are incredibly pet resistant, they are vinyl-coated with polyester. However, nothing is 100% pet proof. All of our screens are back with a 10 year warranty.

 

How can I measure my windows for solar screens? Exact measurements depends on the style of your home. Measuring width and height to the edge of the window frame is sufficient for brick homes. Add an extra 1/2 inch to each side (width and height) if your home is stucco. Once you have your measurements we can give you a free online estimate in a matter of minutes!

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We service the Houston, Tomball, Magnolia, The Woodlands, Spring, Porter, Kingwood, Humble, Huffman, Porter and many surrounding areas.