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Motorized Solar Sunscreen Roller Shades

Motorized Solar Sunscreen Roller Shades

WHAT ARE SOLAR SHADES AND SOLAR BLINDS?

Solar shades and solar blinds offer excellent sun- and light-blocking benefits. If excessive sunlight shines through your windows, then solar shades may be the ideal solution. Solar shades are an excellent window treatment option for windows in rooms that are exposed to the sun. Besides simply blocking the light, solar shades also reduce glare, protect against harmful UV rays, and prevent fading from the sun on carpets, furniture, and household surfaces.

WHAT ARE SOLAR SHADES MADE OF?

Solar shades are made with a coated material that is finely and tightly woven to provide light and heat coverage. Typically this material is made from vinyl, but there are many options to choose from. If you want to compare different types of solar shade materials, you can order free solar shade swatches to find the best match for your home before making a decision.

UNDERSTANDING SOLAR SHADE PERCENTAGES

Solar Shade Percentages

When it comes to choosing window treatments, you may notice that some solar shades may have different percentage options. These solar shade percentages represent the openness factor, or how much UV rays and light are filtered through the shades. A lower percentage number indicates a greater solar shade opacity.

For example, if you want a significant amount of light and UV protection, you should choose a solar shade with 1% -3% openness. For moderate light control and protection, 5% solar shades are a good choice. However, if you want to allow more light, you can choose solar shades with up to 10% openness.

DO SOLAR SHADES PROVIDE PRIVACY?

Solar Shades offer moderate daytime privacy and can prevent people from being able to see into your home. Of all the solar shade options, 1% solar shades may offer the most privacy, since they have the tightest weave. If you’re looking for maximum privacy over light control however, you may be better off with a more protective option, like  Roller Shades. You can also get the best of both worlds by layering solar shades with drapery to provide light filtering during the day and additional privacy at night.

DO SOLAR SHADES BLOCK OUT HEAT?

In addition, solar shades help to reduce heat by minimizing glare and blocking out light. Similar to the degree of light that is allowed in, the level of heat protection from solar shades also depends on the openness of the weave (the solar shade percentage). The fabric color can also influence heat and light blockage. Since lighter fabrics reflect more light compared to darker ones, choose darker fabrics if you want to block more light and heat.

  • Motorized blinds can tilt open or closed at the touch of a button, while motorized shades can completely raise or lower
  • Ideal for hard-to-reach windows, child and pet safety, media rooms and bedrooms
  • Select the motorized lift option, then choose your power supply and remote control when customizing your product

They add to the security, privacy, and efficiency of your home. Also, when motorized window treatments are integrated with a smart lighting or automation system, the drapes and/or shades can move in concert with other systems like lighting, music and HVAC.

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Great Review for Atlanta Discount Blinds

    5/5Courteous, professional, and timely Posted by MMellgren

We are very happy to give local small businesses our support. Atlanta Discount Blinds was recommended to us and we are quite pleased. There are plenty of choices for shades. Dave is helpful and honest in helping with decision making. His installer, Mark, is a professional and the whole process from beginning to end only took about 3 weeks. We would definitely recommend them for any of your window covering needs.

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Atlanta Discount Blinds Dual Shades

Atlanta Discount Blinds offer Dual Shades in a large variety of fabrics and colors. Also known as Zebra Shades, they offer a luxurious contemporary look. With their alternating bands of Opaque and Semi-Opaque strips, they give you light and privacy when you need it. So you can have light filtering and room darkening looks.

They operate like a Roller Shade with a Cassette headrail and a bottom rail that allows the fabric to rotate through opening and closing the bands. Zebra Shades are a very modern alternative to a horizontal blind. Zebra Shades are Roller shades that allow you to transition between sheer and privacy. The blinds can be adjusted so that the 3″ zebra stripes line up-offering privacy, light control, and insulation. Adjust the blinds slightly, aligning the 2″ sheer fabric section to allow incoming daylight. They can be a great addition to a bedroom or living room.

These shades can allow you to adjust the natural light levels by simply pulling the chain. Unlike Roller Shades they can be cracked slightly only allowing very little light into the room. They are a great addition to a living room window to give a spin on a regular Roller Shade or Horizontal Blind.

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Great Experience at Atlanta Discount Blinds

Review for 35 Blinds installed in 2 hours!

Susan Richards
7 reviews

2 years ago
I had a wonderful experience with Atlanta Discount Blinds. Dave was so easy to work with. He came out once to measure (some companies have to come out twice and I didn’t want to deal with that) and everything was perfect. The installation WAS SO FAST!!!! Seriously!!! 35 blinds installed perfectly in 2 hours. I am so happy and highly recommend!!!

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Atlanta Discount Blinds

Atlanta Discount Blinds offers discounted Faux Wood Blinds, Wood Blinds, Roller Shades, Dual or Zebra Shades, Roman Shades, Window Sheer Shades, Woven Wood and Bamboo Roman Shades, Hardwood Plantation Shutters and Eclipse Poly-Resin Shutters.

We are a shop at home services company, and have been in business for over 13 years. We are a family owned company, and offer a unique customer experience. We are customer centric, and have a complete goal to delight the customer. Contact us today for a free in home consultation.

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Atlanta Discount Blinds

Atlanta Discount Blinds brings the showroom to the comfort of your home with a FREE professional consultation, estimate and installation. Working with your personal style and taste, we will assist you in choosing the ideal window treatments that reflect the individuality of your home in the industry’s latest innovations and popular styles for Faux Wood Blinds, Wood Blinds, Aluminum Mini Blinds, Roller Shades, Roman Shades, Cellular Honeycomb Shades, Hardwood Plantation Shutters, Eclipse Poly-Resin Faux Shutters and finally, Drapes and Drapery Panels from Alta Window Fashions, Eclipse Shutters, Horizon Window Fashions, and more.

Cindy & Dave at Atlanta Discount Blinds have been in business for over 12 year, and have over 3,500 customers. We offer the latest products and innovations, including Somfy Radio Frequency, Power Wand, Simplicity and Remote Lift Motorization and Remote.  Using the My Link app. you can download to your iPhone or Android phone and manage the opening and closing of your window coverings.  Using RTS interface you can connect your window coverings to your Wi-Fi network and use solutions like Alexa and Google Home to further automate your blinds or shades.

Radio Technology Somfy® (RTS) is Somfy’s exclusive control platform which enables users to adjust motorized interior window coverings and motorized exterior products such as awnings, rolling shutters, pergolas and screens from virtually anywhere.

We offer Atlanta, discount blinds shades and shutters, and serve the following areas of metro Atlanta – Canton, Woodstock, Roswell, Kennesaw, Decatur, Midtown, Cumming, Marietta, Atlanta, Alpharetta, Milton, Johns Creek, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Snellville, Lawrenceville, Elijay, Jasper and Dacula

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Shutter Blinds

Shutter blinds from Atlanta Discount Blinds

window shutter is a solid and stable window covering usually consisting of a frame of vertical stiles and horizontal rails (top, centre and bottom). Set within this frame can be louvers (both operable or fixed, horizontal or vertical), solid panels, fabric, glass and almost any other item that can be mounted within a frame. Shutters may be employed for a variety of reasons, including controlling the amount of sunlight that enters a room, to provide privacy, security, to protect against weather or unwanted intrusion or damage and to enhance the aesthetics of a building.

Depending on the application, and the construction of the window frame, shutters can be mounted to fit within the opening or to overlap the opening. The term window shutter includes both interior shutters, used on the inside of a house or building, and exterior shutters, used on the outside of a structure. On some styles of buildings it is common to have shutters to cover the doors as well as the windows.[1]

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Modern interior wooden window shutters

Interior shutters are typically divided into narrow units hinged accordion-style so that two or more units cover each side of a window opening when closed. Operable louvered shutters have louvers (or louvres in British usage), or slats, controlled by a tilt bar or rod to adjust the louver position and keep them in a uniform position, to control light, visibility and airflow. Shutters with operable louvers are described variously as traditional shutters, California shutters, or plantation shutters. Plantation shutters, typical of warmer climates like Florida, South Africa, the Mediterranean or Australia, typically have only two shutters per window and wide louver blades.

Other interior shutters use stationary louvers that do not rotate (fixed louvers); solid raised or flat panels; fabric inserts; or tinted glass. Shutters can be configured in a single tier unit that has one shutter top to bottom of a window opening as well as multiple tiers. Multiple tier units feature separate shutters on each tier which allows the top shutters to be opened independently from the bottom shutters. Café-type shutters refer to shutters that only cover the lower portion of a window.

Full height shutters can be made with a horizontal divider rail which separates the upper and lower portions of the shutter. With operable louvered shutters this gives greater control as the louvers above the divider rail can be operated independently from the louvers below the divider rail. Interior shutters can be constructed from numerous woods, which can be painted or stained, and a variety of synthetic materials. Interior shutters that are made to close tolerances are preferable for the best possible fit. When louvers or tilt bar (rod) become damaged, replacement kits for these damaged parts may be ordered online and are easy to install.

In the UK, most interior shutters historically were paneled.

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Atlanta Discount Blinds Customer Review from an Alta Hunter Douglas Dual Roller Shades Install

Thank you Maggie Sofia Ross for your business, and your review. We are glad to have you again as another happy customer at Atlanta Discount Blinds https://bit.ly/2NtoW3j

Review:

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WRITTEN BY MAGGIE ROSS ON JANUARY 22, 2020. 
Review for Alta Dual Shades
Dave and Mark did a great job from start to finish. Dave came by the house with so many options for my new townhouse windows. I chose the dual shades in white for a softer, modern and minimal look. Mark installed the shades (and blinds for my terrace) very quickly and impeccably. He gave me a tutorial on how to use the powerwand (worth every penny)! I love my new custom shades and blinds. Highly recommend Dave and Mark. Awesome team, professional and great value. Thank you!

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