shades reduce solar heat

Manually operated shades reduce solar heat and glare at Triangle-area recreation centers

Solar heat gain is a common problem for recreation centers in the Triangle area. The center’s energy-efficient design makes full use of daylight, but as a result, glare and solar heat gain can be an issue. Made in the Shade Raleigh was able to help solve this problem by providing manual roller shades that are deployed as needed to block the sun and control the heat coming into the rec centers.

Popular shades for heat and light control

Whether you are looking to filter the light and reduce glare or completely block the sun, Made in the Shade Raleigh has several options of shades to choose from.

Roller shades are a popular choice for residential, commercial and public spaces. They are versatile and can be used for privacy, light control and decoration. Roller shades are easy to install and can be cut to size for custom applications. They come in a variety of fabrics and colors, so you can find one that matches your decor. Roller shades are available in both manual and motorized models. The motors are usually controlled by remote control, but some models also have wall-mounted push buttons. Manual roller shades are operated by hand to lower and raise as needed.

Solar shades are another great option for controlling the amount of light that enters your space. Solar shades are available in different degrees of openness, which determines the level of UV protection and view to the outside. Solar shades help control glare and are an energy-efficient option for reducing energy costs.

Professional installation

Installing shades is the best way to reduce solar heat and glare. Professional installation services can help ensure that the shades are properly placed and fit well. With a wide selection of shade fabrics and colors, you can choose the ones that best suit your building’s architecture and requirements. Our experienced installers can recommend which shade system is best for your budget and energy efficiency goals. 

We offer a range of window covering options to suit your needs. From light control blinds and shades to privacy treatments, we have the right option for every type of window. Our expert technicians have years of experience in the window covering industry, and they are highly skilled at providing quality installations. We always use only the best materials to ensure a long-lasting, perfect fit. 

shades reduce solar heat
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City of Raleigh Parks & Rec Centers

Both centers were fitted with manually-operated shades to meet their light-control needs. They both saw an immediate reduction of heat in their buildings and prevention of glare in their gymnasiums. And the Tarboro center was able to successfully execute their glow party without the interruption of sunlight! 

If you’re looking for light filtering and solar control solutions for your home or business, then roller shades and solar shades are the best options. If you’re ready to upgrade your window treatments, then we’re ready to assist you with measurement and installation services. Contact us today to get free consultation.


Contact Made in the Shade at 919-576-0095 today for beautiful custom window treatments. We are veteran-owned and operated—ask about our military discounts.


Products Used:
Graber Solar Shades
Fabric/Color: Vanguard 3% Dew
Stainless Steel Loop Chain

Graber Roller Shades
Fabric/Color: Cambria Jet
Stainless Steel Loop Chain

Project Budget:
$9,500 for both rec centers

Project Duration:
5 weeks