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Hot summer days can feel unbearable when the sun is at its highest. It's why so many people in Scottsdale rely on their air conditioners heavily to provide respite from the heat. The only problem with this approach is that it doesn't take one major problem into account: their windows.
The transparent windows provide a convenient pathway for energy to flow in and out of the building. Windows also provide sunlight with unrestricted access into your home. This means the air conditioner has to work even harder to keep the house under a certain temperature, which reflects on your rising energy bills and frequent maintenance problems with the AC.
A much better solution for Scottsdale citizens is to install window sun screens. Not only do they reduce the amount of sunlight that enters the home but also reduce the indoor temperature and keep UV sunlight out of the home.
What is a Sun Screen? A sun screen is a specially designed panel that is placed on the window. It deflects the harsh brightness of the sun so that no light enters the home. This doesn't mean that the sun screen will completely block sunlight from entering the room - you'd still have a naturally bright room with lots of sunshine, and your room won't get dark.
What is a Sun Screen Made Of? Sun screen meshes are mostly made from metal wire or fiberglass installed within a frame that can cover a window. The screens can be installed permanently for year-round coverage from the sun. But some homeowners prefer removable sun screens to let in more light during the cooler months.
How Effective are Sun Screens? Different styles of sun screens vary widely in terms of how much sunlight they block. Throughout the years, many materials have emerged with an efficiency ranging from 50% to 90%. The effectiveness of a sun screen depends on how it was installed and whether it fully covers the window.
Other factors that can influence performance include:
Sun screens can also reduce the fading effect that sunlight has on furniture, carpets, and curtains.
How Long Do Sun Screens Last?Modern sun screens are made of metal wire that is highly durable and does not degrade under constant exposure to the sun. A properly installed sun screen will need to be replaced in about 10 to 20 years.
Do Sun Screens Require Maintenance? The sun screens that we deploy are not easily damaged and should provide several years of support. They may require minor cleaning on account of the dust buildup. Make sure to get in touch with your provider to learn more about maintenance instructions for sun screens.
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9326 E Windrose Drive
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