Solar And Sun Shades Frequently Asked Questions


Review frequently asked questions about solar shades and learn useful information that could help you when it comes time to purchase your solar solution.

Q. I want to reduce glare but don’t want to lose my view – do you have something that will do this?

A. Yes – in order to reduce glare, you must reduce light. Our custom made Newco solar roller shades will reduce up to 97% of the glare as well as heat and UV rays.

Q. Do these shades provide privacy?

A. Solar shades will give “daytime” privacy or where the outside light is brighter than the light inside. If you have lights on at night, then people can see in. If you do not have lights on, then you will have privacy.

Q. Do you have shades that will give privacy?

A. We do have a line of room darkening and light filtering roller shades that will reduce light, heat and give you privacy day and night.

Q. I have an arched upper window – should I install a solar shade?

A. No – roller shades must be horizontal and cannot follow an arched or angled detail. If you require a product to accommodate this type of window, we may be able to make a fixed frame into one of these shapes. Please feel free to contact us for a consultation.

Q. I have an upper window, and I don’t want cords hanging down – what are my options?

A. We have motorized shades that can be hard wired, remote or battery operated. If you have an existing home, then the remote plug-in or battery operated shades would be the most economical. If you are renovating or building, the hard wired is a great option.

Q. Do your shades come in different shades and colours?

A. All of our shades are custom made in our Port Coquitlam plant to your specifications. We have materials that range from 80% to 100% shading and are available in a variety of colours.

Q. I have skylights that I want to cover on the inside – how can I do that?

A. We can install our solar roller shades on a tension roller or motorized application. Please contact us for more details.

Q. Can I install the shades myself?

A. Certainly – they are as easy to install as a venetian blind.

If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us or visit our Skylight FAQ page and Window Film FAQ page for answers to other common solar control questions.

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