How do you choose between solar protection and solar control glass? Take a look and compare them here!

Solar protection is a convenient way of keeping heat out during the summer. Are you unsure about which sun protection solution best matches your requirements? We have highlighted the most important advantages and disadvantages of solar protection and solar control glass.

Solar control glass – it is almost invisible

Solar control glass looks like ordinary glass, except that it is marginally less transparent and has a slight colouration due to a special metal-oxide coating. This keeps part of the sun’s heat out, but lets the daylight through, albeit with reduced quality.

Solar control glass is not entirely without drawbacks, however, since it also keeps the sun’s heat out during the winter. It will not completely prevent glare caused by the sun either. Furthermore, solar control glazing is considerably less effective on hot days than solar protection. In many cases, solar protection will still be needed to keep the home cool. This was shown in a survey of window fitters. In addition to extra solar protection, the need for greater privacy or darkness is also an important reason to install screens later. To avoid this double investment, you would be best to seek advice from a specialist.

Solar protection – a stylish and efficient solution

Fabric window shades are 4 to 5 times better at keeping out the sun’s heat than solar control glass. Furthermore, it lets you fully and dynamically control the daylight in the house yourself. If the sun is creating too much heat or glare, then screens offer immediate relief. However, if you are not disturbed by the sun, the daylight can flood inside unfiltered. This pure daylight ensures greater productivity and a better feeling of wellbeing for you and your loved ones.

Since solar protection is now available in numerous finishes, you can find an appropriate and stylish solution for any type of home. In terms of design, there is a wide choice of screens and aluminium solar protection.
Incidentally, fabric window shades are as discrete as solar control glass, particularly when the box is hidden away during fitting. Renson even offers a special fabric window shade for glass-to-glass corner windows – the Panovista Max without any distracting guides or cables that are visible in the corner. Renson’s range also includes Solar protection for skylights and screens for sliding windows.

Does solar protection have drawbacks too? Solar protection solutions are inherently more susceptible to the effects of the weather, but Renson has also given thought to this in its high quality and sustainable solutions. Furthermore, Renson Zipshades have an extremely high wind resistance, thanks to the innovative technology in which the fabric zips tightly into the side guides.