Solar Shades Opacity Guide

Solar roller shades and soft roman shades help block heat from sunlight, while reducing glare and protecting furnishings from harmful UV rays. The shade fabric rates from 1% openness (most privacy) to 10% openness (most unobstructed view). The chart below helps depict the level of opacity provided with the solar shade fabrics.

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Solar Shades Opacity Guide

DARK COLORS

Better view to the outside
Better Glare Control

LIGHT COLORS

Reduced Solar Heat Gain
Greater Energy Efficiency
Yes

1% | LEAST VIEW

Yes
Yes

3% | SOME VIEW

Yes
Yes

5% | MODERATE VIEW

Yes
Yes

10% | GREAT VIEW

Yes