INTERIOR SUN CONTROL - SheerWeave
For many types of windows, controlling the sun's heat and glare on the interior is the most practical way. While slightly less effective than exterior shading, interior sun control methods allow a variety of ways to control the sun and light while, at the same time, enhancing even the most sophisticated of interior decorating schemes. Phifer's interior shading fabrics, described here, offer exciting new alternatives to ordinary window fabrics. Phifer interior shading fabrics are durable, meet or exceed requirements for flame retardancy and are virtually maintenance free.
EXTERIOR SUN CONTROL
The most effective way to control the sun's heat and glare is to stop it before it enters your window. Once the sun's rays enter they are absorbed and begin to radiate throughout the room in the form of heat. Much like a big shade tree, exterior shading will help reduce your cooling costs, can reduce the load on your air conditioning and will help reduce glare and fading.
EXTERIOR SHADING FABRICS
Phifer SunScreen - is a woven fiberglass product. The unique ribbed weave is designed to block up to 70% of the sun's heat and glare. SunScreen stops insects but will allow gentle breezes to enter. If your windows have existing insect screens, SunScreen can be installed in the same manner, often using the same frames. SunScreen offers good outward visibility and adds daytime privacy to your windows.
Unlike films or glass coatings, SunScreen stops the sun's heat and glare before it hits your windows and sliding glass doors. It's like having a shade tree in front of your window without blocking the view. Exterior shading is the most effective way to block solar heat gain.
With SunScreen installed, up to 70% of the sun's heat and glare is reflected, absorbed and dissipated before it strikes the window surface.
Offers year-round comfort and economy
Protects against fading and sun rot
Provides daytime privacy
Lets in soft light and breezes