|Solar shades, cellular shades, vision shades and panel blinds
manufactured at factory-direct prices to you
Frequently Asked Questions
What's the best way
to use this site?
We've tried to create a site that's as
linear as possible. We'll take you
step-by-step through the entire process,
just as if you were in our showroom.
Starting with the benefits of solar shades
to your choices in cloth, colors, and
available options. Then on to measuring.
With this information in hand, your ready
to place an order! Please begin with our solar
Can I get samples
of the shade fabric?
Absolutely. Swatches are available for
$5.00 and credited back with your first
blind order. Click to order solar shade and cellular shade swatches.
How do I measure
for my blinds?
Please refer to our easy-to-use measuring
guide. It will teach you how to
properly and easily measure for your
blinds in just minutes.
How much do
your charge for shipping?
Depending upon the size, from $6 to $24
per solar shade, and $6 to $54 per panel
blind. You'll be able to confirm the exact
shipping cost before adding each item to
What kind of energy
savings can I expect?
Solar shades can reduce air conditioning
energy consumption up to 30%. Obviously,
each home's performance varies.
How much care and
maintenance do solar shades
Very little. Just an occasional cleaning
using a mild detergent, brushing and
What does "average
The openness of a solar shade fabric refers to the
weave or mesh structure. The more open a
fabric, the more heat and light that
penetrate through. So a fabric with an
average openness of 10% allows more light
and heat to pass through than one with an
average openness of 5%.
What other names do
solar shades go by?
Too many. Solar screen shades, solar
screen blinds, solar mesh shades, solar
mesh blinds, solar mesh screen shades,
solar window blinds, sun shades, solar
roller shades, solar mesh roller shades,
solar screen roller shades, and on and on.
You can mix up the words any way you wish,
but pretty much everybody's talking about
the same thing.
What kind of
warranty do you offer?
All solar shades and panel blinds carry
our limited Lifetime Warranty. Please
visit our Warranty
page for full details.
Who qualifies for the Military Discount?
As a US Veteran owned company, we like to recognize all those who have made the commitment of serving in our Armed Forces. So if you or your spouse have served or are serving in any branch of our Armed Forces we welcome you to check the Military Discount box on our order forms and receive a 1.5% discount off the total for your shades. We work on the Honor Code here and we trust you will too. Thank you for your service in making the world a better place. We here at Solar-Screen-Shades.com salute you.
Can I trust you
with my credit card?
Yes. Billing information is collected via
SSL secure server through Mal's
e-commerce shopping cart service. The
data is then processed through our Authorize.net payment gateway.
How long have
you been in business?
Solar-Screen-Shades.com is owned and
operated by Great Lakes Window Coverings,
located in Holland, Michigan. We've been
in business since 1970. That's almost 50
years experience of selling,
manufacturing, and installing window
How do I contact
For questions on products or orders please
call 616-394-1430 or email
How come your
prices are so low?
As the manufacturer, and not just a
distributor, we are able to assure you the
finest quality at everyday low prices.
Every shade is custom built to your
specifications in our own facilities and
shipped directly to you.