To cover all windows with solar screens, or do not cover all windows with solar screens? This is a common question. The answer is simple, how do you want your home to look. Do you want your home to look unfinished? Do you want your home to look like you cut corners? I hate to use this language but do you want your home to look like you cheapened out?
The most important thing is to cover all the windows on the front of your home. If you’re putting solar screens on the front of your home. Then you for sure do not want to leave any windows uncovered. There is a stark contrast between a shaded window and a bare window. There’s a huge difference between Windows covered with solar screens and those not.
For the front of people’s homes, I strongly recommend covering all windows with solar screens.
Illustrations of where homeowners did not cover all windows with solar screens.
If you are not going to cover all windows with solar screens, at least cover those on the front of your home.
Here are some pictures showing what it looks like to leave them off the front windows.
Did not cover all windows with solar screens on the front of the home.
For the following Round Rock solar screens installation. This customer did not put solar screens on the two dormer arched windows. The customer didn’t want to endure the expense of those. And the customer felt like they would not be needed. In this situation, no, the screens are not needed for shading purposes. However, the front of their home would have looked much better if those two windows were covered. Sometimes you have Dormer windows that feed into the Attic. For Windows feed into the Attic, you see a benefit as you’re providing shade for the Attic.
There’s an arch window here that’s over the front door which feeds into that outdoor foyer. For that window, a solar screen would not have benefited this home. But a solar screen would have looked good.
Did not cover all windows with solar screens around the front door.
For the following home, the homeowner did not put solar screens on the Windows around the front door. Look for yourself, and see if this is a look that you would like for your own home? Personally, I am not a fan of leaving solar screens off of Windows on the front of your home. I think this house looks unfinished. As, I think it looks like the homeowner was cutting corners and cheapening out. That’s just my personal View and preference. And, for most of my customers, they feel the same way.
Comparison, where we covered all windows with solar screens.
All the windows on the back of this homework covered with solar screens. Imagine what it would look like if some of the windows were not covered. It now looks complete and finished. Each and every window got a solar screen.
For this solar screens Round Rock TX installation, this customer chose to not leave a single window uncovered. It is the right choice. This solar screen installation maybe cost this guy $1,400, and he got handmade, custom‑made, solar window screens for every window of his home, including that window on the back patio door.
Look at this picture and look at how good looking this picture is. Look at how good looking it looks to have all the windows covered.
There are those customers that would have left a window or two uncovered. To me, it just doesn’t look that good if you leave windows uncovered.