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April Blog: Solar Shades Vs. Roller Shades - The Great Debate

Updated: 7 days ago

We all want to do our part in giving back to the Earth right? In honor of Earth Day this week, BHI is here to give you the breakdown of Solar Shades Vs. Roller Shades and why they not only provide you with energy efficiency in your home, but how having them in your home helps our beautiful home, Earth! We’ll discuss the benefits of both. Let’s get into the Great Debate of Solar Shades Vs. Roller Shades!

First, the basics. What exactly is a solar shade and what is a roller shade?

Ok, now that you know the definition of the two, what about the benefits? Roller shades and solar shades are very similar in many ways, both offering many of the same benefits such as:

  • Many decorative Valance Options available

  • The ability to fit all types of window shapes and sizes, as well as doors

  • Offering heating and cooling benefits to a room

  • The option to be manually, cordless or electrically operated

  • Moisture resistance, so great for bathrooms

  • A variation in opacity levels

But what’s the major difference between the two? The biggest difference is that roller shades will often block views and light more than solar shades. Solar shades have a much larger array of light filtering and view filtering options than just your basic roller shades. However, if you want the ability to totally black out a room, say your bedroom perhaps, you would want to choose standard roller shades. 

As we mentioned, in honor of Earth Day this week, we can all do our part in contributing and a great way to do that is with solar shades. Solar screens can reduce solar heat gain, UV damage, and glare. Choosing solar shades can make your home more comfortable, decreasing both heat and glare while maintaining the view and the connection to nature and the outdoors as well as reduce cooling costs

Whether you’re choosing standard roller shades or solar shades, both can be a great fit for any room in the house and any needs. Draperies and valances can be layered with them to enhance their look and the style of your home. Bella Home Interiors is an industry leader in window treatments and can provide you with the experience and expertise in navigating the world of windows! BHI is currently running a sale on roller and solar shades of Buy One, Get One 50% Off* (*Contracted sales from May 1 - 31, 2024 - *installation not included)! Visit our website at to schedule your consultation!

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