Making Your Own Home Solar Screens Is Easier Than You Think

Installing external window solar screens can pay off handsomely for any house owner in the Southern United States. However, when the solar screens are produced and installed by the homeowner, the payback is even larger. It’s also not as tough as you would assume to make them yourself. Do you want to learn more? Visit Sun Screen Phoenix.

Solar screens improve the curb appeal of a home, block the sun’s UV rays from entering the interior, and thus provide both cooler indoor temperatures and reduced sun fade damage to the home’s furnishings.


Solar screens are an effective energy-saving warm-weather window solution because they prevent heat transfer through windows. They are simple to instal, and an additional benefit of having them is the privacy they provide during the day.

Anyone looking in from the outside won’t be able to see in, but anyone looking out from within will be able to see plainly. That means privacy shades don’t have to be closed during the day.

Starting at the beginning

  • Discard any existing bug screens.
  • Take a measurement of the window frame on the outside of the house.
  • Shop for materials at home improvement stores like Home Depot or Lowe’s with your dimensions in hand.
  • When it comes to screen fabric, it comes in a variety of widths and lengths, ranging from normal window size proportions to bulk rolls.
  • Many retailers provide a variety of colours (though black is the most common) and two density blocker types, letting you to select the level of light control you desire: extra sun blocking or medium sun blocking.
  • Ribbed spline for screen anchoring, available by the roll
  • 3/8″ to 1″ frame in 24 gauge aluminium strips are available in 4-, 6-, and 8-foot lengths and, like screen fabric, are frequently available in multiple colours.
  • Weatherproof plastic screen frame corners to keep the frame in place. The kind that fits into the screen frame’s end.
  • Corner inserts are attached to the window frame with dry wall screws.

Tools are required.

  • Saw, hack
  • Make a drill
  • Spline roller with ribs
  • Knife (utility)
  • Driver for screws

Contact Info

Stellar Sunscreens
12601 W Soledad St., El Mirage, Arizona 85335
Phone no: 602-488-5724