Close Up View of Solar Shades Installed at a White House With Trees

The Cost Of Sunset Shades

In the majority of homes that have sunset shades, they are installed to provide privacy and protection from the sun’s rays. Also known as solar screens, these popular window coverings come in a variety of sizes and styles. They are an increasingly popular option that works well with a many different house designs. If you’re considering investing in a sunset shade for one, two or all of your home’s windows and doors, understanding the range of costs for them will go a long way to determining what you’ll buy.

What are sunset shades?

Sunset shade is a term that is often used to describe a variety of different window coverings. Some retailers call indoor cellular shades or any type of roller blind a sunset shade. At Rollac, sunset shades or window sun shades are the terms we use for outdoor window coverings designed to reduce the heat, and glare associated with the sun. Our sunset shades are made from a mesh fabric with different degrees of hole sizes or openness to let in light. Our sunset shades can be automatically rolled down using either a remote control or your portable electronic device (Smartphone or tablet).

How much do sunset shades cost?

The largest factor that will determine the cost of your sunset shades is the size and how many windows or doors you want to cover. Considering the wide range of today’s windows and doors not to mention the variety of fabrics available it is very difficult to estimate a cost. A basic sunset shade should cost between $115 and $480 per window or door. That comes out to $7.50 per square foot.

Within the total cost of a sun shade is the type of material you select for the covering. The average material cost ranges anywhere between $40 and $280 for standard window sizes. The second part that affects the total cost of your sunset shade is the installation. On average it will take a professional two hours to install this type of window covering. This is not a job you want to do yourself. In order to ensure a good fit and the best insulation, leave it to the professionals. As such, the range in cost of labor is anywhere between $75-$246 per window or door.

What other factors affect sunset shade costs?

There are several additional factors that can increase or decrease the cost of your sunset shade. The size of a sun shade for a door will be more expensive than the standard-sized ones for windows. If you’ll need a customized sunset shade for say, an arched window this will be the most expensive type you can buy. These sun shades are made by hand which will increase your price dramatically. The openness or how much light your covering will let in can be more expensive depending on the retailer you work with. Some do charge more if the screen has an openness of 1% or greater. This is due to the fact that more raw materials are required to fabricate this type of sunset shade.

Invest in a sunset shade

The sunset shades that we sell at Rollac are a superior product. We use durable materials, which are made by well and then installed by our team of experienced professionals. If you are considering purchasing a sunset shade, then contact us at Rollac. We can help you learn more about them and help you determine if they’re the right fit for your home.