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SHAADS® Window Covers: A Case Study in Heat Reduction and Energy Savings

Skylights, windows, doors, and even basements are wonderful features that bring natural light into our homes. But they can also act as giant funnels for the sun's heat. This can lead to uncomfortable temperatures, overworked air conditioning systems, and higher energy bills. At SHAADS® LLC, we're determined to provide a cost-effective and stylish solution: our fabric window covers. We recently conducted a focused analysis to measure exactly how effective SHAADS® are at reducing heat gain, and the results are impressive.


The Study

We wanted to see for ourselves if there was a temperature difference with our skylight cover in place. We chose a sunny day to proceed with our testing. We put one digital thermostat in the skylight cavity and put the cover back on. We placed the other digital thermometer on the support beam high on the ceiling, since heat rises. Here's what we found after several hours. As shown by the photo below:


  • Temperature reading on the digital thermometer placed on the beam read: 80.2 degrees Fahrenheit

  • Temperature reading of the thermometer between the skylight and the cover read: 93.6 degrees Fahrenheit [This reading was while the cover was in place] What we noticed after several hours as seen above on the two digital thermometers was a heat reduction by nearly 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

How SHAADS® Work

SHAADS® window covers use custom designed fabrics to block the sun's heat and harmful UV rays, preventing them from entering your home. Even with darker fabrics that block out more light, some visibility is still maintained, depending on the fabric chosen. This creates a dramatic cooling effect that works in several ways:


  • Reducing Direct Heat Transfer: Sunlight hitting windows translates to heat buildup inside the home. SHAADS® act as a barrier, significantly reducing the heat your home absorbs.

  • Insulating Effect: The fabric and air pocket between the cover and skylight add an extra layer of insulation.

  • Protecting from UV Fading: Furniture, rugs, and other items in the sun's path suffer damage over time. SHAADS® can add more life to your belongings so they may last longer.


A visual example [as shown above] of how well the SHAADS covers, in place, shade and block that harsh sunlight

Benefits of SHAADS® Window Covers

Here's a deeper look at how SHAADS® improve your home and your life:

  • Cooler Home: Imagine walking into a room that isn't a sauna, especially during peak summer months.

  • Reduced Energy Costs: Your air conditioner gets a well-deserved break, using less energy and saving you money.

  • Enhanced Comfort: Cooler rooms are simply more enjoyable to live in.

  • Stylish Solution: SHAADS® come in a variety of fabrics and frame styles to match your home's décor.

  • Extended AC Lifespan: With your air conditioner working less, its overall lifespan may be prolonged.

  • Reduced Carbon Footprint: By using less energy to cool your home, you're contributing to a greener environment.



Our Final Thoughts

This in-house study clearly demonstrates how a simple SHAADS® installation can offer substantial heat reduction. If you're tired of living in an artificially heated environment and want to ease the burden on your wallet and cooling systems, SHAADS® are the answer you've been looking for.


Learn more about how SHAADS® can transform your home by visiting our website. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and let's get started on a cooler, more comfortable living space!



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