FAQ’S

What is a solar sun screen?

A solar screen typically consists of an aluminum frame and a specialty fabric that blocks up to 90% of the sun’s heat from penetrating windows.

Can I still see clearly out of the window?

Absolutely! The solar screen is designed specially to allow the ‘light’ to pass through but not the ‘heat’.

How long does it take to get the screens installed?

We build your screens on site to ensure the perfect fit We can typically schedule your installation within 3-4 days after your order is placed.

Will the sun screens make my house too dark?

Absolutely not! Our screens are designed specially to allow light to pass through but not the heat.

What color of screen is available?

We offer five color options for screens. Black, Tan, Gray, Dark Brown & Stucco.

What color aluminum screen frames are available?

We have five color options for screen frames. White, Tan, Dark Tan, Bronze & Silver.

Can I take solar sun screens off to clean my windows?

Yes! Most screens are attached using 4 clips that make removing the screen very easy. It should take no more than 30 seconds to remove or re-hang a screen.

How much do solar sun screens cost?

Price varies depending on the type of screen used and the quantity of screens ordered. Pricing typically starts at $4.00 – $5.00 per square foot but may vary based on your specific requirements.

How do I get a free estimate for sun screens?

Give us a call with your window measurements and after answering a few questions we should be able to provide an estimate. (210) 777-3003

What are some benefits of solar screens other than heat blocking?

Screens help to:

 

– Keep your windows clean by preventing much of the dirt and rain that would otherwise come in contact with the windows.
– Block UV rays that can quickly discolor and destroy blinds/shutters/carpet/countertops etc.
– Provides daytime privacy, so people can not see in your home.
– Reduces much of the glare you see on your TV or computer screen.

How much will I save on my electric bill if I get solar sun screens?

Energy providers list solar screens as the most efficient way to conserve energy in the summer. In some cases, solar screens can reduce cooling costs by up to 33%.

Do I need insect screens if I have solar sun screens?

No, the solar screen provides protection from heat as well as keeping insects out.

Should I take my solar sun screens off in the winter?

That is up to you, it is all about personal preference.

Why should I choose Texas Solar Screens?

Texas Solar Screens carries the highest quality products, custom-creates on site, and gets the job done right the first time.

How long does it take to get a quote for solar sun screens?

Call us with the approximate dimensions of your screen and we can typically provide an estimate within 1 hour. If you need us to come out and measure we can typically schedule for the same day.

I can install the screens, can I just have them made and pick them up?

We are a fully equipped mobile service, meaning we come to you to build and install your screens.

What size frames do you use on solar sun screens?

We use the highest quality 1” thick frames. The thinner frames offered by other companies will often bend and bow in a short amount of time and the screen will become waved.

How much heat will solar sun screens block?

We offer 3 strengths of heat blockage protection, 70%, 80% & 90%.

Which windows should I put solar sun screens on?

To get the most benefit, we recommend you put them on all your windows. However, any window that gets direct sunlight through it during any time of the day should be considered the top priority.

Can I get a sliding screen door for my arcadia door?

Yes! We custom-build sliding doors to fit the exact height and width of your entryway.

Can you re-screen my existing frames with solar sun screen?

If the width of the frame is 1”, we can re-screen your frames with our solar product. Any smaller size frame would not hold the weight of the product and over time you would find the frame compromised.

What color sun screen should I get?

Color is a personal preference. Typically,customers prefer contrasting colors (i.e. if you have a light-colored home, choose dark screens. If you have a dark colored home, light-colored screens look fantastic!)

When do I pay for the solar sun screens?

Unlike most competitors, we do not collect a dime until the job is done and you are 100% satisfied. A word to the wise: NEVER pay someone for work they have not yet begun.

Should I get solar screens or window tint?

Window tint and window film are not designed for dual pane windows and may void the manufacturer’s window warranty. Additionally, no window film/tint available today has the heat-blocking capabilities of solar screens.

What brand do you use for the solar sun screen material?

We only use Phifer brand screen. It is widely considered the highest quality product of its type available on the market.

How long does it take for solar screens to pay for themselves?

Though every home is different, typically solar screens pay off after one or two South Texas summers. The added value is the reduced workload placed on your A/C unit and the reduction of UV rays on your blinds/draperies/flooring etc.

Where is the most outside heat entering my home?

Windows account for nearly 50% of all heat coming into your home. None of the other variables come even close to this.

Will I still be able to open my windows when the weather is nice?

Yes, the screens are specifically designed to allow airflow.

Can I just make my own solar sun screens?

If you are a DIY’er and are not quickly frustrated, give it a go. If you have any questions while building your screens, give us a call at (210) 777-3003.

What screen will block out the most heat?

We offer a specialty screen that can block out 90% of heat from passing through your windows.

Will my “HOA” Home Owners Association allow me to have solar screens?

We have done much research on this, and to date we have found no HOAs that will prevent you from using solar screens. Solar screens are only available in natural toned colors so they add class to the appearance of the home rather than being an eye sore.