European Rolling Shutters / ERS Shading Blog

Read our blog to get inspired, learn more about shading solutions, and keep up with what we’re doing here at ERS Shading. Contact us today at (408) 629-3740 for a personalized shading solution tailored to your needs, or make an appointment online. Our showroom is open six days a week, Monday through Friday, 8 AM-4 PM and Saturday, 10 AM-3 PM, located at 404 Umbarger Road, Suites A&B San Jose, CA 95111.

Solar Window Screens

Solar window screens are a fantastic upgrade for your home, and their utility to keep the interior of your home cool at a low cost is unparalleled.

That’s why we’re keeping this page updated with all of the latest solar window screen news, inspirations and ideas–we’ll show you great use cases, galleries of screens we’ve installed, and studies that show just how much you can save on cooling with screens.

For more details and information to purchase some for your own, you can view our product and gallery pages.

If you’ve got outdoor spaces that you need shaded or need a sturdier option, don’t forget that we also feature ideas for the use of: Rolling Shutters, Awnings and Pergola and Arbor Covers.

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Eco-Friendly Living: The Sustainability of ERS Exterior Shading

Enhance your home's sustainability with ERS Exterior Shading. Discover eco-friendly shading solutions that reduce energy consumption and embrace a greener lifestyle.

December 4, 2023
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Back to School, Back to Home Safety: Securing your Home with ERS Shading Solutions

As the excitement of the new school year settles in and families find themselves back in the swing of routines, it's the perfect time to take a closer look at your home's safety. With children focused on their studies and parents managing various responsibilities, ensuring a secure living environment is paramount.

September 21, 2023
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San Carlos Balcony Goes from Hot to Comfortable–Thanks to Retractable Awning & Solar Screens

The deck of this San Carlos home was constantly bathed in harsh sunlight making the outdoor sitting and recreation area unusable. The western location of the deck resulted in near constant sunlight during the day–baking the outdoor and indoor area in heat and harsh sunlight. The large glass doors near the balcony were resulting in higher energy costs due to warmer temperatures from the harsh sunlight. Here's the transformation of this San Carlos home.

September 17, 2020
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ERS Shading: Awnings, Roll Shutters & Solar Screens Powered by Somfy Motorized Shading Automation

Take a look behind the Somfy Awning, Shutter & Screen Automation Technology--ERS Shading is a Somfy Platinum Expert and can help install awnings, shutters, and solar screens with Somfy Home Automation Technology.

December 28, 2016
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California’s 1st Net Zero Energy Home Stays Cool with ERS Retractable Solar Screens

Take a look at California's 1st Net Zero Energy Home & see how European Rolling Shutters' retractable solar screens keep the home cool & energy efficient.

March 3, 2016