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SunScreen® Solar Screen Fabric

  • Silver Gray

  • Bronze

  • Charcoal

Blocks the Sun, Not the View. Learn more about Phifer SunScreen, the original woven solar screen fabric. SunScreen stops insects and blocks up to 70% of the sun’s heat.

SunScreen® Shade Screening

Phifer SunScreen is woven vinyl-coated fiberglass screening manufactured for the primary use of reducing solar heat gain in the summer and reducing heat loss in winter. Our screen fabric absorbs and dissipates up to 70 percent of the sun’s heat and glare before it reaches the window, keeping any room shaded and cooler in the warmer months. SunScreen is easily installed on any type and size of window and also performs as insect screening to keep bugs out.

Want to know more about SunScreen solar window screening? Check out our solar screens page for additional details!

Phifer SunScreen ColorsBronze, Charcoal, Silver Gray
Fire ClassificationNFPA 101 (Class A Rating), IBC Section 803.1.1 (Class A Rating) and CAN/ULC S-109 (large scale)
Environmental CertificationCertified to GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold standards for low chemical emissions into indoor air during product usage
Safe UseRoHS compliant, US Consumer Product Safety Commission Section 101, ANSI/WCMA A 100.1-2007 for lead content, and REACH compliant
UV ProtectionExterior sun control fabrics are an effective way to reduce harmful UV rays. Phifer Incorporated is a proud member of the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Corporate Council.
Warranty10-year exterior
Breaking Strength316 Warp, 161 Fill (lb)
Stiffness293 Warp, 106 Fill (MG)
Standard Widths36" to 84" (91.4 cm to 213.4 cm); 60" (152.4 cm) in Charcoal and Silver Gray only; 72" and 96" (182.9 cm and 243.8 cm) in Charcoal only
Standard Roll Length100' (30.48 m)
Composition35% Fiberglass, 65% Vinyl on Fiberglass
Mesh Weight8.5 oz/yd2 (288 g/m2)
Fabric Thickness0.021 in (0.533 mm)
Openness FactorApproximately 25%
UV BlockageApproximately 75%
g-tot (glass & blind)
TS RS AS TV 1/8CL 1/4CL 1/4HA
30 Degree Profile Angle, Fabrics Installed Externally
Silver Gray 24 13 63 26 0.28 0.28 0.26
Bronze 26 14 60 27 0.30 0.30 0.27
Charcoal 24 5 71 28 0.29 0.29 0.31
0 Degree Profile Angle, Fabrics Installed Externally
Silver Gray 22 16 62 24 0.61 0.57 0.43
Bronze 26 14 60 27 0.63 0.59 0.44
Charcoal 25 6 69 29 0.67 0.64 0.46

*TS - Solar Transmittance, RS - Solar Reflectance, AS - Solar Absorptance, TV - Visual Transmittance *SHGC = Solar Heat Gain Coefficient *1/4 CL = 1/4" Clear Glass, 1 HA = 1" Heat Absorbing Glass *Fabrics Installed Internally, Zero-Degree Profile Angle *Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) shown calculated according to Office of Building Technology, State and Community Programs, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy's definition of SHGC. SHGC represents the percentage of solar heat gain that is transmitted to the interior through the glass and shading system. If you are using glass whose performance is listed in terms of SC, you may convert to SHGC by multiplying the SC by 0.87.