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Protect Your Home From the Harmful Effects of the Sun

Protect Your Home From the Harmful Effects of the Sun Global warming is a topic of hot discussion in today’s world. No matter which side of the debate you’re on, summer is upon us and with it, the need to live comfortably in the heat. Given the current conditions, we’d like to share a little info on North Solar Screen’s vast line of outdoor solar shades, because really, what’s better than making your outside living spaces more livable? A little known fact is that outdoor…

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50 Shades of Protection

50 Shades of Protection Baby, it’s cold outside. The question is; what can we do to keep the heat in the bedroom? (Or, all around the house for that matter.) Shades. That’s how. Just put them down and let the magic happen. Your first thought when it comes to shades is that they provide you with a degree of privacy. This thought was probably a working part of the dialogue that got cut from “50 Shades of Grey,” but hey, we understand that edits must…

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Indoor Solar Shades: Mixing Style with Function

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 you 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…

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Conserving Energy With Indoor Cellular Shades

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…

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Why Skylight Shades Are Essential For Your Home

Why Skylight Shades Are Essential For Your Home Ah, the restorative powers of a bright, sunny sky. The very reason we love our skylights, right? They make the room brighter and give it a more open feeling. But, then there’s that downside. The room gets considerably hotter in the summer, colder in the winter, and furnishings begin to fade. And if the skylights happen to be where you want to take a nap, well, they just plain interfere. We, at North Solar Screen, offer a…

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