A large kitchen window features white solar shades

Solar Shades

Solar shades are a revolutionary line of window shades that use a specially designed fabric to reduce heat, provide UV protection and block harsh sun glare while preserving your beautiful view. Our Solar Shade collections offer a variety of colors and textures that will bring a modern look to any space in your home.  An energy-efficient and eco-friendly choice for any room with lots of sun exposure, Solar Shades are the perfect choice for sunrooms, kitchens, living rooms and offices.

Solar Shades

Solar shades are a revolutionary line of window shades that use a specially designed fabric to reduce heat, provide UV protection and block harsh sun glare while preserving your beautiful view.  They are an energy-efficient and eco-friendly choice for any room with lots of sun exposure.

Advantages of Solar Shades

A kitchen window features a white solar shade

Modern and Minimal

Solar shades are simple and sophisticated.  They have a clean and modern design that allows them to disappear completely in the fully open position, providing a full view of the outdoors. 

Beige solar shades allow light to filter into a contemporary dining room

UV Protection

Solar shades are a great choice when total privacy is not a factor but reducing heat/light and preserving your beautiful view is important.  These shades reduce glare, protect against harmful UV rays, and protect your furniture, carpet and floors against fading. 

Black solar shades filter out light but allow an unobstructed view in a black and white kitchen

Keep the view

These shades are the perfect modern window treatment. Both stylish and clean, solar shades are designed to block UV rays while preserving the view through your windows.

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Our Barcelona and Dubai solar shade fabrics are equipped with MicroBan® antimicrobial technology, which gives your window shade an added level of protection against microbes such as stain and odor causing bacteria, mold and mildew. 

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Solar Shade Material Selection

Select from solar shade materials, available in a variety of weave densities, and bring functionality and style to any space.

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10% OPENNESS
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5% OPENNESS
The view of a home lawn through a solar shade with 3% openness for comparison
3% OPENNESS
The view of a home lawn through a solar shade with 1% openness for comparison
1% OPENNESS

Choose the perfect solar shade material for your needs

Tightness of the weave

The tighter the weave of your solar shades, the more sunlight they block, while a more open weave allows in more light and a better view.  A 10% openness allows significant amounts of light in providing a less obstructed view.  A 1% openness allows moderate light in and offers more privacy.

Color of the fabric

Color is more than just aesthetics with solar shades.  Darker colors offer better glare control and more open view of the outside because they are less reflective.  Lighter colors reflect more heat and allow more light into the room but provide a less open view than darker colors because of their highly reflective properties.

7-10% openness

This openness percentage allows the maximum possible light to enter your home and provides great unobstructed outdoor views.

Starting at $117 USD | $131 CAD

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Barcelona 7-10% Hazelnut Microban logo
Barcelona 7-10%
Hazelnut
Barcelona 7-10% Nutmeg Microban logo
Barcelona 7-10%
Nutmeg
Barcelona 7-10% London FogMicroban logo
Barcelona 7-10%
London Fog
Barcelona 7-10% Steamed MilkMicroban logo
Barcelona 7-10%
Steamed Milk
Barcelona 7-10% Creme BruleeMicroban logo
Barcelona 7-10%
Creme Brulee
Barcelona 7-10% White MochaMicroban logo
Barcelona 7-10%
White Mocha
Barcelona 7-10% Cold FoamMicroban logo
Barcelona 7-10%
Cold Foam
Tokyo Coconut
Tokyo 10%
Coconut
Tokyo Irish Cream
Tokyo 10%
Irish Cream
Tokyo English Breakfast
Tokyo 10%
English Breakfast
Tokyo Ice
Tokyo 10%
Ice

5% Openness

The 5% collection is the middle ground on our openness spectrum, allowing partial view while blocking most of the sun glare.

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Milan 5% Foam
Milan 5%
Foam
Milan 5% French Vanilla
Milan 5%
French Vanilla
Manhattan 5% White Choclate
Manhattan 5%
White Choclate
Manhattan 5% Macchiato
Manhattan 5%
Macchiato
Manhattan 5% Café au Lait
Manhattan 5%
Café au Lait
Miami 5% Mocha
Miami 5%
Mocha
Miami 5% Chocolate
Miami 5%
Chocolate
Miami 5% Grey Mist
Miami 5%
Grey Mist
Miami 5% Black
Miami 5%
Black

1-3% Openness

This collection provides the most privacy, allowing you to see movement and silhouettes but no details. Shades in this collection are ideal for blocking sun glare.

Starting at $137 USD | $151 CAD

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Dubai 3% Peppermint Microban logo
Dubai 3%
Peppermint
Dubai 3% Earl Grey Microban logo
Dubai 3%
Earl Grey
Dubai 3% Latte Microban logo
Dubai 3%
Latte
Dubai 3% Iced CoffeeMicroban logo
Dubai 3%
Iced Coffee
Dublin 1% Crystal
Dublin 1%
Crystal
Dublin 1% Concrete
Dublin 1%
Concrete
Dublin 1% Graphite
Dublin 1%
Graphite
Dublin 1% Sand
Dublin 1%
Sand
Sydney 1% White Tea
Sydney 1%
White Tea
Sydney 1% Toasted coconut
Sydney 1%
Toasted coconut
Sydney 1% Nitro
Sydney 1%
Nitro
Melbourne 3% Winter White Chocolate
Melbourne 3%
Winter White Chocolate
Melbourne 3% Sweet Tea
Melbourne 3%
Sweet Tea
Melbourne 3% New England
Melbourne 3%
New England
Melbourne 3% Black Silk
Melbourne 3%
Black Silk

Solar Shade Lift options

Spring Roller Cordless

The spring-loaded roller mechanism locks the shade in place without the use of cords.

SoftLift Cordless

Similar to our spring roller mechanism, SoftLift is an upgrade that provides an even smoother cordless operation that allows the user to stop the shade at any desired height with ease. This option is available in select stores only.

Motorized

Add the convenience of operating your shades with a touch of a button. Raise and lower multiple adjacent windows. The motorized option is the perfect solution for hard to reach windows.

Sidewinder

Choose a continuous loop pull for ease of operation, which pairs especially well with large windows. Color-matched sidewinder options available in select styles.

Valance Options

Fabric Cassette

Our fabric wrapped valance has a sturdy metal base and is available in 2½” and 3½” widths. It comes wrapped with the same fabric as your shade, making it a perfect option to hide the roll for a clean, sleek look.

Royal Valance

This 3½” wide valance with the same fabric insert as the shade and clear trims is a budget-friendly way to hide the roller.

No Valance

Choose no valance to achieve a simple contemporary look.

Double Roller

Double Roller

Combine solar shades and blackout styles on the same window to customize privacy and light control.

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Solar Shades FAQ

What are the benefits of solar shades?

Solar Shades offer UV protection, reduce glare and keep rooms cool without blocking out the view.

What is the openness factor for solar shades?

The openness factor is a rating of how tightly the material is woven on solar shades. For example, 10% openness (High OF) allows more light in and allows a less obstructed view while a 3% openness (Low OF) reduces the most glare and offers the most privacy. For total privacy the Dublin fabric collection offers a blackout option, which is lined with an opaque coating that will not allow any light to pass through.

How do I clean my solar shades?

To keep your solar shades clean you can occasionally vacuum the surface or wipe with a damp sponge containing a very mild solution of soap and warm water. All our solar shades are made using a vinyl polyester weave that makes them durable and easy to maintain.