06 Jan: 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…

06 Jan: 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…

06 Jan: 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…

06 Jan: 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…

02 Jan: 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…

11 Dec: Tech-Savvy Cellular Shades

Tech-Savvy Cellular Shades Technology abounds. Everywhere you turn there are technological improvements being made to more easily and comfortably navigate the world we live in. Technology doesn’t escape the world of shades. Many of the lines we offer in our extensive product catalog are technologically advanced solar screen solutions. You may think, a shade’s a shade, right? Well, with this series of blogs, we’re out to teach you a thing or two about what it means to optimize your home with the right product.

10 Dec: Product Spotlight: High Performance Verosol Solar Shades

Verosol Shades: A Product Spotlight We’re in the dead of winter here in the northeast; single digit temperatures with wind chills dipping down into the negatives. It’s a lot more frigid than frost nipping at your nose. And while we’re dreaming about warmer climes and less bone-chilling days, we thought we’d focus on a transparent shade in our arsenal that actually insulates against both ends of the thermo spectrum. High Performance Verosol Silver Screen is not your typical solar shade. These decorative linen look fabrics…

09 Dec: How To Save Money With Energy Efficient Window Shades

How To Save Money With Energy Efficient Window Shades Windows have the lowest insulation value of any element in a building: 50% of solar heat enters a room through windows while 40% escapes through it. Transparent solar shades are energy saving shades because they significantly reduce the high cost of energy consumption for cooling and heating without sacrificing visibility through a window. Verosol SilverScreen and Economical Film Shades, are our most efficient transparent energy saving shades and quickly pay for themselves. They have a layer…

06 Sep: Solar Shades: Enjoy the View Without the Harm

Solar Shades: Enjoy the View Without the Harm Solar shades are the modern window covering solution that keeps homes cooler while on saving energy costs. These transparent shades also protect interior furnishings from the harmful UV rays of the sun. It is important that the shade doesn’t compromise the outward view while keeping your valuable possessions safe from the sun’s fading rays. Shades can be manually operated or motorized. Our solar shades are custom manufactured to your exact specifications. They reject the sun’s harsh heat…

06 Mar: Clear Vinyl Outdoor Shades: Heavy-Duty Construction

Clear Vinyl Outdoor Shades: Heavy-Duty Construction Choose North Solar Screen’s Heavy-Duty Clear Vinyl Shades to create an outdoor living space protected from the weather and the elements. Main benefits of our outdoor solar shades: Perfect for homes, cafes, and restaurants. Extend your outdoor living season. Embrace the warmth of the sun while being protected from the weather. Insulate from the cold air. Crank operated or motorized. Custom manufactured up to 20-feet wide. Can withstand high wind loads depending upon construction. What are clear vinyl shades?