Do Screens Block Rays?

screen solar protectionThe Sun can do some damage if you don’t learn to protect yourself from it. Florida is notorious for hot days with a burning sun, and with a bright and burning sun that can sneak up on you. While out and about, some sunscreen tossed in a bag is a great idea, but what about at home? Of course, you’re protected indoors where curtains can be drawn, but there are more open areas in some homes like pool areas. Typically these areas of the home are surrounded by screens, giving the homeowner an outdoor feel without the annoyance of outdoor pests. But do these screens protect you from the sun’s harmful rays?

The short answer is no; screens will not protect you from the sun’s rays. The holes in the screens allow the warmth of the rays to reach you just as if you were out in the open. But, there are alternatives! There are solar screens available that will provide 80 to 90% solar blockage. These shades can be customized to individual preference. It also gives the customer an added sense of privacy, allowing those inside to look out, but not visible to those outside looking in.

With those types of solar screens, it will add to the prevention of any skin conditions due to the sun’s rays. It’s still important to use an SPF 15+ or higher. The ultimate goal in blocking the sun’s rays is to keep your skin protected from UV sources. Although all screens are not made equal utilizing solar protection, there are stepping stones for more advancement in this field. More protection is good protection from harmful UV rays!


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Quality Screen & Aluminum is a family owned and operated business located in Leesburg, Florida. Our mission is to provide 100% customer satisfaction by offering quality materials, creative designs, expert craftsmanship, timely service, reasonable prices and the very latest trends.

We are an Accredited Member of the Better Business Bureau and carry an A+ rating with them for being a trusted and a reliable business. We also have gained the reputation for being a company that provides excellent workmanship and the utmost attention to details in all of our products.

For over ten years, Quality Screen & Aluminum has been the premier screen enclosure source for Lake & Sumter County and the surrounding area in Central Florida. Our experienced team of designers will create an enclosure to fit your vision and your budget, and you can take comfort in knowing we use only the highest quality materials and skilled craftsmen who are dedicated to excellence. Additionally, many of our products come with a limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty, providing you with worry-free enjoyment.

Beautifully crafted screen enclosure designs, pool enclosures, screen repairs, re-screening, front entryways, birdcages, gutters, fencing...Quality Screen & Aluminum is your one source for all your screen enclosure needs.


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Quality Screen and Aluminum built a porch on my house in August 2016. I was so impressed with the way my needs were satisfied beyond expectations and the quality of the workmanship was superb! Blake Keedy was personally involved with every aspect of the construction, even the work of the contract crews! I would definitely use them again and would highly recommend this business!

Suzann D.

Just wanted to let you know our panoramic screen and the support structure came through the hurricane just fine!  Looks exactly the way it did prior to the storm!  Thanks for your excellent workmanship!

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