As the name suggests, solar or sun blinds are window coverings that keep away the harsh ultra violet rays of the sun from directly entering your home. They work as a protective shield for furniture, flooring, artwork, carpets, upholstery, etc. in a room. Direct sunlight falling on any of these reduces its life and causes them to fade. Studies suggest that using solar blinds add at least eight to ten years of life to these. They work as an excellent sunlight control device and allow only as much natural light wanted by you by diffusing the harshness.
In addition to filtering effects, solar blinds also have darkening properties. This would however, depend on your choice of material that ranges from wood, faux wood, polymer, fabric, color, etc. These qualities make solar blinds a viable option for a TV room or study where you need minimum natural light creating an ideal atmosphere. Another important feature of solar blinds is that they also act as energy saving devices. They filter the light streaming into a room, helping to maintain the temperatures at an optimum level, by blocking out the outside atmosphere, thereby reducing energy bills for you. This happens in form of reduced usage of cooling and heating devices during summer and winter respectively.
Sun blinds blend seamlessly into every kind of decor rendering a style quotient to a room. You can choose from various colors as well as widths depending on the size of window. You can also opt to add valences for a more stylish look and feel or also go for motorized versions. External solar shades can also be installed on the exterior of the house for more effect especially in case of temperature controls. Ease of installation with help from professionals make it a preferred window covering as compared to the rest.