When it comes to window treatments, you have a lot of choices to make. Do you want blinds or shades? If you opt for shades, do you want cellular, roller, or Roman? What about cordless vs. corded, motorized vs. manual? With so many options available, it can be tempting to go with the name that’s most familiar – which is why some people may find themselves wondering: what’s the difference between solar and conventional shades? In this blog we’ll take a look at all the considerations when choosing between solar and traditional window coverings.

The difference between solar and conventional shades is that the former are made of a special material that is designed to block the sun’s UV rays.

Solar shades are a great way to protect your home from the harmful effects of UV rays. They’re made of a special material that blocks the sun’s UV rays, so they can help reduce glare and heat in your house during the summer months. Solar shades can also protect your furnishings and artwork from UV damage.

Solar shades typically have a visual light blocking factor (VLBF), which measures how much visible light they let in. The higher the VLBF, the less light that passes through your window coverings and into your home. You’ll want to choose a VLBF level appropriate for your needs based on where you live, as well as what kind of view you want to see outside—if any!

Solar blinds

Krumpers Solar blinds-Summer & Winter side

Solar shades block glare and heat, but they still allow you to see outside.

Solar shades block the sun’s rays and heat from entering your home. They are made of special tightly woven fabric, so you can still see outside but the room stays cool. They allow you to enjoy the view without having your eyes exposed to harmful UV rays.

Light filtering solar blinds

Krumpers Solar Blinds allow homeowners to maintain their view to the outdoors and keep their house cool all summer long.

Solar shades help keep your house cooler in the summer.

One of the main benefits of solar shades is that they keep your house cooler in the summer. Even if you have air conditioning, you’re still better off with solar shades because they help to keep your home cooler for longer—which means you turn on your AC less often, which in turn saves energy and money.

Krumpers Solar Blinds allow homeowners to maintain their view to the outdoors and keep their house cool all summer long.

Solar shades also protect against ultraviolet rays, which can fade your furniture, floors, artwork and window treatments.

Another benefit of blocking out heat is that it helps prevent fading and damage to furniture, floors, artwork, plants and many other items inside your home or office building.

If you haven’t considered adding  solar shades to your home or office yet, it’s time! Solar shades are an excellent option for reducing the amount of heat that enters your home or office during the summer months.

Krumpers Solar Blinds have been illustrated to reduce cooling and heating costs by up to 42 per cent.

Solar shades help lower your energy bills by keeping heat out of your home.

The main difference between solar shades and conventional window treatments is that solar shades are designed to block heat, whereas most other types of window coverings only shade windows from the sun’s glare.

Solar shades also offer a lot of benefits that can help you save money on your energy bills. For example, if you live in an area where summer temperatures are high, installing solar shades will keep your home cooler during the hot months. In addition to keeping homes cooler in summer months, solar shades can also keep a room warmer when winter weather arrives—a feature particularly important for those who live in cold climates where it gets dark early in fall/winter mornings but stays light until late afternoon or evening hours during these seasons as well.

For instance, Krumpers Solar Blinds outperform curtains and traditional blinds or shades because its highly reflective properties and distinctively one-of-a-kind angular perforation. Most of the sun’s rays are reflected back out of the window before they can convert into heat energy.

Energy savings Solar blinds

Krumpers Solar Blinds |Temperature control blinds.

If you want comfortable home temperature, UV protection, and an energy bill savings, get solar shades.

Solar Shades are more expensive than traditional shades because they last longer, are more durable and are eco-friendly. They have a lifespan of 10 to 20 years—longer than the standard 3-5 year lifespan of a typical shade. If you want comfortable temperature and UV protection for your home as well as an energy bill savings, get solar shades.

Not only do they last longer than traditional blinds, but they’re also easier to take care of in terms of cleaning and maintenance.

Krumpers Solar Blinds | Ontario Made

Krumpers Solar Blinds | Ontario Made


There are a variety of different styles of solar shades available to you. Make sure you choose a style that will help keep your home looking its best while providing the light and energy savings that you need.

If you’re still unsure whether solar shades are right for you, talk to a Krumpers Solar Blinds Expert at 613-864-4921 or visit us at www.krumpers.ca


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