At Takoy Windows by Design, we serve the Treasure Valley by providing the best window treatments around. It’s easy to rely on drapes and blinds because of their universal functionality, but we believe that solar shades have a lot to offer the Idaho homeowner. Solar shades are an often-overlooked window treatment but have a multitude of benefits to offer. They are woven using high-performance fabric that absorbs the heat and damaging UV rays from the sun. Unlike other window treatments that have opacity options, solar shades have openness options. The more open the weave the more you’ll be able to see through the shade. Partner these with a privacy liner for full blackout coverage, giving you the best of both worlds.
Think of solar shades as sunscreen for your home’s interior. They absorb and reflect the majority of the sun’s heat and UV rays to protect your furnishings and other items from fading and discoloration. Solar shades can also help maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. For example, Lightweaves® Solar Shades from Graber® can reduce your energy costs by at least 15 percent by preventing heat from entering in the summer, and making it more difficult for heat to escape in the winter. Who doesn’t want to reduce their heating and cooling costs?
Designer Screen Shades from Hunter Douglas are unique because they block harsh sunlight and glare, while still allowing you to view the outdoors. This is something that can’t be accomplished using other window treatments. The reduction in glare makes it easier for you to view TV, laptop, and tablet screens, making them an ideal solution for your family room or home office. Many solar shades are antimicrobial and flame retardant in addition to being UV resistant, and can often be recycled. Greenscreen Sea-Tex™ fabrics from Hunter Douglas are made using reclaimed plastic that has washed ashore. Graber® offers Eco Performance Fabrics that are PVC-free and have low VOC emissions to help you breathe easier inside your home.
Insolroll® offers residential solar shades with openness ranging from 1%-14% so you can choose the level of heat reduction and outdoor view that best suits your needs. They also offer a moderate amount of daytime privacy. Solar shades feature a streamlined design that fits well with nearly any style of decor. The clean lines add a touch of sophistication to any space.
Just when you think solar shades can’t get any better, they can be motorized. The fabrics used are lightweight enough to be easily operated manually, but motorization adds a new level of convenience to your home. You can set your shades to open and close on a schedule and operate them from your favorite mobile device or even using simple voice commands.
Are you ready to add solar shades to your home this spring? Call us at (208) 576-4870 to schedule a consultation. At Takoy Windows by Design, we take your satisfaction seriously. We take the time to show you all of your options and answer your questions. You can rest assured knowing we carry only the best brands, including Hunter Douglas, Insolroll®, and Graber®. We also work with installers who have more than 10 years of industry experience. Stop by and see us in Meridian, ID. We are pleased to also serve the Treasure Valley area (Ada County and Canyon County) including Eagle, Boise, Nampa, Caldwell, Kuna, Star, and Middleton, ID.