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Sunscreens come in many varieties from colors and styles to how much light they allow into your home.  The four main styles of sunscreens are 1%, 3%, 5%, and 10%.  On the picture above my sample shows the differences seamed together.  3% is on top, 5% in the middle and 10% on the bottom.  The easiest way to think about it is if you have a 3% sunscreen, we're stopping 97% of the light from coming through.  You can still see through it, but the weave is much tighter than a 10%.  Companies make screens that are more open than 10% but what's the point in having a window treatment that doesn't block much of anything.  Our preferred openness factor is 5%.  It is the perfect balance of light protection while still giving you the ability to clearly see through it.  The sample below is here in the showroom and really helps decipher the differences.

Stop by and browse the huge selection of sunscreens or we'll bring them right to your home.  Give us a call at 239-947-9660, we're here Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5pm, and on Saturday's from 9am to 1pm.  Thank you for reading and have a great day.

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