Solar screens can make a great addition to any home – especially one that is located in a hotter climate, like we have here in Texas. By preventing the UV rays of the sun from beating in, solar screens can help to reduce cooling expenses and protect your furniture and other belongings. One of the most common questions our Dallas solar screen experts get is how much do they cost? While there’s no one-size-fits-all answer, there are a few factors you can consider that may help give you an idea of the approximate budget you’ll need to plan for. Let’s take a look.
Number of Windows
Logically, the number of windows you would like to install solar screens on will have a direct impact on their cost. Keep in mind, however, that while you’ll obviously pay more in total for 10 windows than you would for just one or two, the cost per screen may actually end up lower when you purchase more. When you’re speaking to a solar screen installation company, be sure to ask if there are differences in rate based on the number of screens you’re ordering. You may find it more economical to install more.
Another key factor in the cost of solar screens is the size of the windows you’d like them installed on. The larger the window, the more solar screen material it’ll take to cover it, which means the higher the cost will ultimately be. If your windows are average-sized, there may be standard solar screens which are less expensive to install. If you need something custom-made, on the other hand, plan on spending a bit more.
There are a number of ways you can purchase solar screens, including through so-called ‘outlets’ online. Understand, however, that if it seems too good to be true, it probably is and, at the end of the day, you get what you pay for. At My Affordable Glass, we believe in using only the highest quality materials. As such, our solar screens are built to be a lasting, long-term investment. That said, you may still be surprised at how affordable they are.
Time of Year
The time of year that you decide to schedule your solar screen installation can affect the cost of the project. That’s because certain times of year, such as spring and early summer, are considered the busy season for a solar screen installation company. If you can hold off until late fall or winter, you could save some money. You may even be able to take advantage of other incentives and discounts that aren’t available other times during the year.
Online vs. Local
As mentioned, it’s possible to purchase your own solar screen products directly via various online resources. A word of caution, however – the savings you realize upfront by doing this may end up costing you more in the long run. Not only could the quality of the material be suspect, but once you receive your solar screens, there’s the matter of installing them. By working with a reputable local company, you’ll get high quality solar screens that are installed properly and provide a return on your investment for many years to come.
Want to learn more about solar screens or find out exactly how much it would cost to install them in your home? Get in touch! We can answer your questions and provide a free, no-obligation quote.