Solar window screens are like sunglasses for windows. Solar window screens are used to cover the outside of existing windows just like regular window screens but use different screen fabric material.
Solar window screens limit the amount of heat entering a home while reducing sun glare. In addition, solar window screens keep out dust, dirt, pollen, insects, and damaging ultraviolet light.
Solar window screens have a darker outside appearance than standard window screens. However, the inside visibility looking out is not modified.
Solar window screens are especially ideal for warm climates such as Texas, Nevada, and Arizona. They can make inside rooms up to 15 degrees cooler than without.
Types of Solar Window Screen Installation
Wood frame-You will need staples, a staple gun, and a small wood trim.
Aluminum frame- you will need a spline (rubber cord) and a spline roller.
Installing Solar Window Screens In a Wood Frame
Step 1 - Cut the solar window screen slightly larger than the window frame.
Step 2 - Pull the solar screen fabric tightly across the frame.
Step 3 - Staple the screen to the frame.
Step 4 - Use wood trim molding to cover the frame and ragged edges of the screen fabric.
Step 1 - Lay the aluminum on a flat surface.
Step 2 - Cover the frame with the solar screen fabric that is cut a little bigger than the frame.
Step 3 - Push the spline along with the solar screen fabric into the groove found around the inside of the aluminum frame
Step 4 - Trim away excess solar screen fabric
Step 5 - You can now install the aluminum frame in place over the window and secure it in place with the turn clips.