Solar shades for your home or business

The most efficient way to block the heat of the sun is from the outside - before it has a chance to heat the glass windows and doors. Exterior solar shades can block the sun's heat while still providing visibility to the outside. Betterliving Solar Shades pay for themselves year after year in reduced energy costs and protect your furnishings from harmful UV rays that may cause fading. Fabric is available in a wide variety of colors, weaves, and styles.

Retractable Horizontal Shades add privacy, sun and wind protection to your balcony, deck or patio. Continue to enjoy your outdoor relaxing place in privacy.

Motorized options for joined solar shade units include common operators which control all joined shades with one push of a button, or separate operators to give you flexibility to adjust each shade independently. Horizontal shades are manually operated.  Ask our Betterliving team which Solar Series System is best for you, and get all the details before making your choice;

  • Solar Shade SERIES I – frame colors: White; custom colors available upon request
  • Solar Shade SERIES II – frame colors: White, Desert Sand and Earthstone; custom colors available upon request
  • Horizontal Shade – frame colors: White; custom colors available upon request

Shades can be made with acrylic exterior awning fabric, PVC coated polyester or fiberglass screen. Polyester and fiberglass screen is available in 5% to 40% openness to control how much light you want to enter your home.

Betterliving Solar Shades and Horizontal Shades Warranty

Cassette, roller tube, drop bars, tracks and frames manufactured by Craft-Bilt Manufacturing Company for Betterliving® Retractable Canopies are covered for the lifetime that the product remains as originally installed should they become unserviceable. Cables, rods, mounting brackets and end caps are covered for twelve (12) years from the date of sale should they become unserviceable. Northport Series Fabrics are covered for twelve (12) years from the date of sale if the fabric becomes unserviceable due to a manufacturing defect resulting in color or strength loss during normal usage and exposure conditions, including sunlight, mildew and atmospheric chemicals.


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