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6 Ways to Keep Your Outdoor Living Spaces Cooler

Nothing is better than enjoying your outdoor living space in the summer. Whether a lanai, a porch, a gazebo or an outdoor kitchen, the trick is not to overheat. But how do you keep it cool and comfortable? Luckily, there are a variety of ways to achieve this: Fans It’s vital to keep the air circulating instead of stagnant. Ceiling Fans Fans achieve that purpose. But which fan should you choose? While they do not actually lower the temperature in your outdoor space, the breeze from…

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Solar Shades and the Pandemic

Not only has the Covid-19 pandemic forced millions of Americans to quarantine at home but it has resulted in more people working from home on a permanent basis. This emerging reality has led many to ponder how to make their homes and home offices more comfortable, usable, and safe. While some can work well from home, others may feel claustrophobic and isolated.

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Light Filtering vs. Blackout Shades: Which Is Right for You?

Did you know it’s a myth that you can’t get sunburned on a cloudy day? According to The WHO, up to 80% of solar UV radiation can penetrate light cloud cover. UV rays can be harmful to your skin and are known to cause cancers and speed up the process of skin aging. But they can also fade  your indoor furnishings,flooring and artwork. This is why installing the right shades in your home is important. Keep reading to find out whether you should buy some light filtering…

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Indoor Solar Shades: Mixing Style with Function

Let’s talk about the interior of your home for a moment. Most folks try to integrate their unique styles into their personal spaces, which makes sense. One area that may be overlooked is your windows. Did you know that more heat and cold is lost through windows than any other part of the home? What are you doing to maintain your home’s energy efficiency while simultaneously retaining some stylistic appeal? Transparent solar shades maintain the open feeling of a room. They give full vision out…

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Conserving Energy With Indoor Cellular Shades

We’re big fans of cellular (honeycomb) shades here at North Solar Screen. Not only are they decorative but they are one of the most insulating shades you can buy saving you a healthy amount on your monthly energy costs. How? Well, it’s due to their technologically advanced design. Depending upon which type you choose, cellular shades have either a single or double row of air pockets that trap the heat and cold in these cells. This forms a barrier against hot air transfer in the…

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