Solar and roller shades have become popular window treatment options and are used for an array of residential and commercial purposes.

You can find numerous varieties in designs, colors, and textures and they are ideal options for those looking to revamp their home interior.

Thought both these window treatment options have the same smooth roll up mechanism, and are measured and installed the same way. However, there are a number of differences.

Here are some differences between solar and roller shades:

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Solar shades are highly efficient when it comes to blocking UV rays. They actually have the ability to block 99 percent of harsh UV rays and as a result, also protect your wood furnishings, rugs, and other items that may fade. This means your air-con is working less to cool your space.

When it comes to roller shades, you have different opacities to pick from. These include sheer, semi-sheer, opaque/room-darkening, and blackout. Due to their flexible nature, you can install them in any room. For instance, sheer varieties of roller shades can be ideal for your office, whereas you can opt for blackout ones for your bedroom to block out the sun and for added privacy.


Solar shades are more expensive compared to roller shades. This is because they’re made of costly woven screen-like materials. The woven material is loose because it allows the screen to be almost transparent.

Roller shades, on the other hand, are less costly in nature. Their effortlessly simple design means you can customize them and choose your own fabrics and materials.

Choose from a range of neutral or bold colored fabrics and match it with your interior décor. The materials used for roller shades are not transparent, unlike those of solar shades.


Solar shades are typically only available in neutral, earthy tones. They are ideal for people looking to add a simple, yet sleek window treatment option to their home or office and don’t wish to go all-out.

Rollers shades, in comparison, are available in an array of vibrant colors, and are best for those wanting to add a boost of color to their open spaces. Bold-colored roller shades are best to make a style statement in a room, and if that’s what you’re looking for, look no more!

So which one would it be for you?

Creative Window Coverings offers an exclusive range of window treatments in La Habra at the affordable rates, including high quality solar shades and roller shades. They’re ideal to spruce up your work or living space.

Check out their range of blinds, shutters, and draperies. Call now at (714)-739-2801!