Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 52
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KMN79 Works Great!!
Works great!! All of the windows on our house face south and west, which means we get a lot of sun coming into the house during the day. One of the west facing windows is a giant ceiling-to-floor picture window in our living room that let in all of the hot afternoon sun and left our living room uncomfortably warm. Since we've replaced all of the old screen with this solar screen we've noticed a considerable difference in not only the living room, but the whole house. It's much more cooler and comfortable in the house (including upstairs) without having to drop the temp down on the AC.
The screen did make it a bit darker, but I'm ok with that. The daytime privacy it adds is a bonus. It was quite easy to install as well - I installed some of the screens myself and my husband did the others.
We've also paired the screen with Gila Titanium Heat Control Window Film. A bit overkill? Maybe, but being able to sleep comfortably at night and keeping the house cool was definitely worth it and both products do what they're supposed to do.
June 16, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tracou96 Looks nice.
I put the screen on this past weekend and it looks real nice. I did a test for two days, one with the new screen and one with the regular old screen. During the day there really isn't a huge difference when looking outside (see comparison photo). The cats and dog didn't have a preference and sat in front of both windows to look out. :) This did increase the privacy when looking in, but only during the daytime. It makes it real hard for the passerby's to simply look in without trying.
At night it does make it a bit harder to see out when it's dark on the outside with no lighting. Obviously if your lights are on inside those passerby's can see in, it just shades it a little bit, but not much. The privacy plus is definitely during the day.
A big plus is it helps with the pesky little tiny flying insects that would squeeze through a regular screen. This has helped reduce those little suckers! I don't find them on my counter top in the kitchen much anymore.
The biggest downfall to this screen is the breeze you lose. I held up a piece of paper in front of the regular screen and the paper blew horizontal. However, when I held this same piece of paper up to the new screen it only moved a little bit.
Overall, I'm still very pleased with the screen. It looks much better on the outside, kind of classy, and it does help with the privacy during the day. I believe it will also help with UV damage on the inside since it does help with the strength of the sun that comes in, as you can see in one of the other photos.
August 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Boomer69 Great product for heat control
I purchased this solar screen material to control the heat transfer from the south side of my house. It works really well and kept my house 2 to 4 degrees cooler inside.
I only replaced the screen material from the original screens that came with the windows. The only issue that I came into the screen material was thicker that the original screen and I had to change the spline to one size smaller. .125 to .105. I was able to do 9 screens with the material.
If you use this material invest in a good set of scissors, utility knife and a spline roller.
It does darken the room more that before but that was not an issue to me. It does give more privacy to the room. If you want more light you may have to go to a lower blocking fabric.
October 6, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by VinMz Keep your house cool with added privacy! =)
I live in Las Vegas and the summer sun is super hot... I was able to cover four of my windows with just one roll and it makes a huge difference...my house is a few degrees cooler cause of the screens. Another added bonus is additional privacy... people can't see into the house during the day, but you're able to look out. Awesome.
June 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LouisianaGirl Love this screen
I absolutely love this screen. I can't say if it will help with cooling bills because I have half screens, but I love the way it cuts the glare in the house. One reviewer didn't like the look because she had half screens. I don't see that as an issue. My husband wanted to pay someone to install screen for us, but after watching a couple of YouTube videos I knew I could do this. Don't buy the Phifer Black Screen Mouse (cheap plastic) buy the Spline Roller with Wooden Handle instead it was cheaper and worked much better.
September 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Red Best screening I have ever used
The super solar screen does exactly what it says it will do. I and my wife are very pleased with the performance of this product. I am surprised more people are not taking advantage of this product. We started with screening our 5 largest windows to test the performance of product. We were so pleased we ordered more screening. The best performance for us was to screen the entire window being located in Pueblo Colorado.
I was disappointed in packaging of product. The plastic did not hold up, was ripped and torn upon delivery. Packaging needs to be upgraded to protect product better.
July 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jim Very good product
This stuff really works. I covered the whole windows on the west side of my house. I got everything done the first day but the top of one of the bathroom windows. It was just too hot so I decided to wait until in the morning to finish. Later I went in and felt the wood blinds and there was a marked difference between the top and bottom of the window so I got my digital kitchen thermometer and hung it in both places for about five minutes. The top was eleven degrees hotter that the bottom, measured in the middle of both windows. The outside temp was still above ninety at the time. I'm very pleased with the performance. Be aware, if you buy the window screen frame kits, they come with .140 spline and you need size .125 for this screen.
July 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JimmyG Beat the summer heat
This product is a thick nylon fabric that blocks an amazing amount of heat and glare while leaving the outside view still visible from inside the house. When windows are viewed from the outside the screen blocks light so the window is not visible providing privacy. Value is a subjective item, the material is somewhat expensive.
April 9, 2013