Betterliving™ Solar Shades

The best way to provide shade at home or work is from the outside… greatly reducing heat & glare before they even reach the window.


Filter The Sun or Provide a Privacy Screen

Protect your home or sunroom from the sun with Betterliving’s motorized exterior solar shades that help you control the sun from the outside, providing privacy and shade.

The most efficient way to block the heat of the sun is from the outside – before it has a chance to heat the window glass! Solar shades can block the sun’s heat while still providing visibility to the outside.

Roll-up solar shades pay for themselves year after year in reduced energy costs and protect your furnishings from harmful UV rays that may cause fading. The perfect solution for your sunroom to block heat or add privacy.

Our shade fabrics are available in a variety of colours, weaves, and styles. Our sun control fabrics include acrylic awning fabric and PVC coated polyester. Use our “zipper” shade system with a fiberglass screen or Phifer Tuff Screen to make a bug-proof enclosure.

Polyester and fiberglass screen fabrics are available from 5% to 40% openness to control how much light you want to enter your home!

Motorize your shade for the ultimate inconvenience. With the push of a button, control any of your shades individually or move several of them together.

Is Home Automation Available For My Solar Shade?

Yes! With the Somfy myLink™ you can control your solar shade from your smartphone. For more information please select the Specifications tab above.

Horizontal Shade:

Also, you can cover large openings with a horizontal solar screen using our solar shade fabrics. Use them as a privacy screen or a windbreak. For more information visit our Horizontal Shade page.


Betterliving Solar Shades can be utilized in Residential Buildings:

Solar Shade Inside Sunroom  Solar Shade for Sunroom  Exterior Shade for Sunroom Solar Shades for Patio Solar Shades for Your Window

Betterliving Solar Shades can be utilized on Commercial Buildings:

  • Restaurants
  • Cafe’s
  • Car Dealerships
  • Offices
  • And many more

Solar Shades in Restaurant  Roll Up Solar Shade  Window Covering for Your Office    Solar Shades for Commercial Building

Solar Shades in Water Front Restaurant with Retractable Canopy

Please visit the tab “Gallery” to view pictures of solar shades.


Control your retractable screens with a smartphone or tablet!

The myLink puts you in control, so you can operate your motorized screens with your favorite mobile device whether you’re home or not. The myLink can control any Somfy product featuring Radio Technology.
You can easily add a myLink to existing installations or include smart phone app control from the very beginning.


Solar Shade Series 1

Our Series I solar shades are available with various guide mechanisms, like aircraft cable, stainless rod or extruded aluminum channel. The extruded channel model is also available with a pop-out awning feature.

This model suits residential window shading including sunrooms and solariums but is also ideal for commercial sun control applications.

Patio Cover, Shade, Railing

Solar Shade Series 2

Series II solar shades feature zipper technology, to keep out pesky insects and control the weather more effectively. They also filter out more light than our Series I model.

Convert you garage or porch into a screen room with our Phifer Tuff Screen fabric. Automate your sun shade with our motor and remote control options.

Colour Options for Solar Shade Frames

Betterliving Solar Shades are powered by Somfy Motors, the world’s leading manufacturer of specialized motors and control systems for retractable awnings and shade products.

Solar Shade Fabrics

Craft-Bilt has a huge selection of Solar Screen Fabric colours and types. Please visit our Solar Shade and Privacy Fabrics to view available fabric colours and other options.