Frequently asked Questions
Will Solar Trend's Sun Shades stop the glare on my computer and TV
Yes, our Sun Shades are designed to reduce glare by up to 99%.
Virtually eliminating our glare problem on computer and TV screens,
and still allowing you to see outside clearly.
Does the Sun Shade material really block heat?
Yes! the material as described above is coated with precious metals,
providing the Solar Energy Rejection (Sun's heat in the form of
infrared, visible, and UV rays). That translates into heating and
cooling cost savings. You can save up to 15% of your energy
costs. That can add up to huge savings.
Will Sun Shades help reduce the fading of our furnishings and
Yes. Fading as a rule of thumb, is caused by - 40% UV Light,
25% Visible Light, 25% Heat, 10% misc. Sun Shades reduce 99% of
UVA and UVB rays, visible light, and the solar heat generated by the
sun. So when the shade is down during daylight hours, it will help
protect your furnishings, floorings, artworks etc... Fading will not
be eliminated, but your precious things will last much longer.
Will the Sun Shades provide me with Night Time Privacy?
Our specialized Sun Shades are designed for daytime solar
control, and because of their design will provide daytime
privacy. However, these shades will provide night time privacy
when the interior lights are off. When the lights are on they
reduce the visibility from outside in at night based on the fact
that the shades allow a smaller percentage of light to pass
through. And your inside light source is not near as bright as
the sun's light during the day. However if you are looking
for night time privacy we recommend the 'black-out' shades that
are available in a variety.
What colours are the Sun Shades available in?
The Sun Shades are available in 4 main stock colours: Bronze-Silver, Bronze
Reflective, Medium Smoke and Reflective Silver.
However we have access to other none stock colours such as: Blue, Green and
Gold. These colours are more expensive and take a little longer to order
I have existing draperies, how will Sun Shades work with these?
Sun Shades are designed to work with other window treatments. Our
shade roller has a rather small design (max. 2.75"h x max. 2.385"d),
allowing it to fit into most existing window frames and behind most
draperies. In fact when placed between the window and draperies, our
Sun Shades will help protect your draperies. Most fabrics breakdown
over time because of the sun's powerful heat, and UV rays. But Solar
Shades reject up to 80% of Solar Energy and 99% of UV light, making
your drapery material last longer.
What is the Sun Shade material?
The Sun Shade Material is made of several layers of clear polyester
film better know as Mylar® Film. The inner layers of the polyester
film are coated with precious metals to provide the solar heat
rejection, UV blocking, and material color etc... These layers are
permanently laminated together and will not breakdown or degrade
over the life of the product unlike fabrics.
shades are not made of a weave or screen, nor a material that has
little holes to allow light to pass through, it is a film material.
Are the Sun Shades installed inside or outside my home?
Inside, Sun Shades are not designed for outside installations.
How do I order your Sun Shades?
All shades are paid in full prior to manufacturing, ordering can be
placed in the following matters.
E-mail us your order, and we will confirm it, by e-mailing back a
complete quote, including taxes and any related shipping costs. You
can pay for you shades with Credit Card.
Phone us and we will
provide you with a complete quote including taxes and any related
shipping costs. We will e-mail or fax this quote as well so you can
have your personal copy. 1-519-605-0237
For all Provinces in
Canada please add HST(13%). Shipping costs will be calculated on a
order by order bases. Shipping is provided at the lowest possible
rate. If Express service is required, this must be specified at time
of order, and a price will be provided accordingly. Basic pricing is
provided, but for an exact quotation, please contact us. Exact
window sizes are needed to provide prices, as outlined in our
Measuring instructions how-to-guide.
We accept Visa TM,
Master Card TM and American Express TM Credit Cards for payment
How do I measure for Sun Shades?
Measuring instructions for Sun Shades that we have provided are
rather simple, we require "width & height" of the area where the
shade is to be installed. Our FREE measuring instructions provide
you with a detailed how-to-guide.
Order your copy of
Measuring Instructions at the top of this page. These will be
emailed to you in a matter of minutes.
How are the Sun Shades installed?
Installation is made rather simple. Simply install the included
steel mounting brackets with the screws provided. The shade unit
then securely snaps into the mounting brackets. Installation
Instructions are provided with each shade order. An average shade
installation takes approximately 10 - 15 minutes.
Does the Sun Shade come with a Valance or Shade Cassette?
Shade Cassettes are available at addition cost. Our Shade cassettes
are made or aluminum and not cheap plastic or vinyl, these
can not be added to a shade after manufacture.
How long does it take to receive a Sun Shade order?
Receipt of orders takes approximately one to two weeks, from date of
order to delivery to your door via courier service. Keep in mind
that all orders are custom made, we do not stock or sell standard
Does Solar Trends provide installation services for the Sun
Why purchase Solar Trends?
Good question. Well, we pride ourselves on
being a honourable online store, dedicated to the satisfaction our
customer, people like you.
Our hundreds of very satisfied customers from
all over Canada provide us with outstanding customer feedback,
thanking us for our innovative products, great prices, fast shipping
and customer service.
Our customers are very important to us, and
that is why we will do everything we can to completely satisfy you,
and we are willing to make that Our Promise!