Providing Window Solar Shades for Bay Area Residents

Solar Shades Offer Design Flexibility & UV Protection

Solar shades from Rudolph’s Interiors are a unique type of window covering that comes in all sizes. They come in the form of screen shades or roller shades, making them incredibly flexible in terms of setup. More importantly, they provide the best of both worlds for any homeowner: simultaneously protecting against UV (ultraviolet) rays and lessening the intensity of sunlight while allowing you to look outside. Bay Area residents and businesses alike have trusted our interior window specialists with their shades, blinds, and drapes for more than 65 years. Call us to set up a free consultation today!

Finding the Right Solar Shades for Your Home

Solar shades and solar blinds are the perfect choices for rooms that get a lot of natural sunlight through the windows. Besides their sun- and light-blocking benefits, there are several advantages to using them for window treatments, including protecting furniture from harmful UV rays, diffusing light, and controlling heat gain from the windows. Solar shades' ability to reduce glare makes them the ideal choice for studies, living rooms, workrooms, or any sun-facing room where light control is desired. Solar shades allow you to see the view outside, even when they’re drawn.

These shades are made with a coated fiberglass material that is finely and tightly woven to provide light and heat coverage. This material is typically made from vinyl, but there are several options to choose from at Rudolph’s Interiors. Some of the most beneficial features of the solar shades we carry are:

  • Cordless Lift – This popular option for our solar shades uses a hidden control system to eliminate the cord lift and enables them to be easily raised or lowered with the touch of a button.
  • Customized Opacity – You can choose the amount of light that will be let into your home by adjusting the opacity of the solar shades you choose. Our window treatment specialists can walk you through the process and help you make a decision based on the lighting needs for your home. If you want a significant amount of light and UV protection, you should choose a solar shade with 1 to 3 percent openness. For moderate light control and protection, 5 percent solar shades are a good choice. However, if you want to allow even more light, you can choose solar shades with up to 10 percent openness.Continuous Cord Loop
  • Controls This means the cords for your solar shades will be secured to a wall or window frame. This reduces the number of cords on display, resulting in a cleaner look.
  • Motorized Options For windows in hard-to-reach places, our motorized solar shades can be operated with the touch of a button using any number of home automation systems. It’s also a great option for households with children and pets.

Our High-Quality Solar Shades Reduce Energy Costs

One of the advantages of having solar shades installed in your home is the reduced energy costs associated with keeping your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Solar shades help increase your home’s energy efficiency by providing an extra layer of insulation to your windows, so you can save money on utilities and have a comfortable home all year long.

Contact Us to Learn More About Our Solar Shades


Switching out your old window treatments to solar shades is a great option for homeowners. You can reap the benefits of controlling light getting in through your windows, blocking harmful UV rays, and enjoying the view from your window without the glare. Rudolph’s Interiors has been a trusted window treatment source for solar window shades in the San Mateo, CA area for more than 60 years. If you’re interested in upgrading your window treatments but don’t know where to start, check out our gallery and blog for inspiration. Contact us to find out more about our solar shade options and set up an appointment with our window treatment specialists who are available 24/7 for customer help!