Types of sunscreens and deductions available

Types of sunscreens and deductions available

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Who buyssolar shieldscan benefit from the incentives made available by the Thermal Account or the Stability Law with tax deductions set at 65% for those who purchase by 31 December 2015 and 36% for those who complete the purchase in 2016.

There are several types of sun screens who can benefit from tax deductions (those indicated in the EN 13561, EN 13659 and EN 13120 standards). In more practical terms, itypes of sun screens who can benefit from tax deductions are listed in the article entitledSolar shields, guide to deductions. In this article we will help you choose the best onesshieldssolarreviewing different types.

Sunscreen type solar screens

The sunscreen is a structure generally composed of parallel strips that can be obtainable or fixed. On the market there are sunscreens made of different materials: aluminum, wood, stoneware, glazed terracotta ... .. the sunshades have the task of protecting the interiors from direct sunlight but without depriving them of air and light.


The market offers sunshades with a high aesthetic value, so much so that many users choose this type of solar shading to enhance the beauty of the property. Our advice is to choose outdoor sunscreens and, those who don't mind the expense, can choose sunscreen type solar shading with photovoltaic panels integrated into the slats (among the various products in the sector we point out the Metra photovoltaic sunscreen).

Simple solar screens: awnings

  • Awnings with arms

It is especially suitable for terraces and balconies. It is given by extendable arms with manual or electric mechanism that allows the opening or closing of the awning. Prices are low but may vary according to wind resistance, anchoring system, dimensions….

  • Drop awnings for outdoor use

Drop awnings are ideal for sunken balconies or loggias. They guarantee excellent protection from the sun and other atmospheric agents. The purchase of this type of external solar shading is also suitable for those who live in contexts with a high landscape value such as historic centers. Also in this case the mechanism that regulates the opening and closing can be manual or electric.

  • Canopy or sail awnings

Other very classic outdoor sunscreens are the canopy awnings with the typical rounded shape or sail awnings.

  • Indoor awnings

Betweenindoor solar shadingwho can benefit from tax deductions we point out the classic pleated blinds and blackout technical blinds. They are not admitted toEcobonus curtains with a mere decorative purpose, in fact it is necessary that the curtains serve the purpose of shading the room.

Other very popular solar shading systems, extremely useful and which can access 65% deductions, are:

  • Shutters, which are screens integrated into the frame that directly protect the window by filtering sunlight and stopping atmospheric agents.
  • Dark, protected screens which, unlike shutters, do not allow sunlight to enter.
  • Solar control films, are film solar screens that directly protect the glazed surface, improving the energy efficiency of the building. These are films recommended for those with large windows to manage.
  • Attached pergolas, ideal for those with a garden or a large terrace.
  • Roller shutters, these are the best known sun screens; there are roller shutters, in wood, PVC, aluminum ...
  • Mosquito nets, even if they are not real solar shields, mosquito nets are listed in the EN13561 standard which lists i types of deductible solar shading.

Advice on choosing thetype of sun screens 

As stated, there are several on the market types of sun screens. At the time of purchase, we advise you to think carefully about some characteristics such as thermal transmittance, light reflectance and absorbance. To make the best choice we invite you to read our in-depth analysis entitled "Solar screens, what are they“.


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