Can You See Through Solar Shades At Night?

Jessica Cruz | 16 Feb 2017 | Solar Shades

Can You See Through Solar Shades At Night?

Privacy is the main reason may people start shopping for window treatments. You may be asking, “Do solar shades provide privacy?”

We love solar shades because they block light without blocking your view, BUT they’re not a good choice for privacy.

Solar shades have an open weave fabric that allows light and air to pass through. During the day you can see out but, passers-by can’t see in. However, at night the effect is reversed. When the lights are on in your home at night, it makes the shades transparent. This is not a situation you want to find yourself in, especially if you have nosy neighbors!

While we don’t recommend Solar shades for bedrooms and bathrooms where privacy is essential, there are other window shade options that provide complete coverage. Roman shades with solid fabrics, are a great choice as well as blinds that can be tilted closed for privacy. Curtains are another great choice because they add softness to a room, but can be pulled closed for privacy.

If privacy is not a concern for you because you live in a remote area, solar shades might be a good fit for you. Just be aware that they’re not a privacy solution.

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