Solar shades for windows are just one of the options if you have a window with a great view yet need light protection or privacy. For windows that have a view such as a golf course, country side, valley, etc., there are many options to choose from.

Transparent Blinds

Solar shades and soft sheer shades have transparent materials that maintain view-through so that your view from inside is not limited yet also provide improved temperature and draft control. Solar screen roller shades are like a window screen, providing UV and light blockage but are still able to be seen through. Soft sheer shades are another popular alternative. They work like a blind where they can be either tilted or raised. When tilted open they allow a soft view but still give some privacy.

Top Down Bottom Up Shades

An alternative to a solar shade would be a top down bottom up shade. These blinds are another great option for windows with a view because they can be lowered from the top down, giving privacy but allowing the view to still be seen. This option is an upgrade available to honeycomb cellular shades, bamboo woven wood shades, and roman shades all of which are made from more opaque materials.

Low Profile Shades

Some horizontal blinds can block the view because of the stack height of the blinds when they are raised. We recommend a window covering that will not block the view when they are raised. Some of the best options are cellular shades or solar roller shades. These window shades have a low profile when they are fully raised so there is little shade in the way of the view.


Blinds Chalet has more than 25 years of experience selling and installing window treatments including solar shades and transparent blinds. Attractive, high quality window blinds that fit any energy saving plan, decorating style, and budget. For information on what types of window blinds, blind accessories, and any other window covering needs, visit
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