We use only the highest quality fabrics available. These fabrics can block up to 97% of the sun’s harmful UV rays while leaving the view! This not only lowers your cooling costs but also protects your furniture and carpets from fading. These fabrics also block the rain, wind and bugs. Imagine your carpets and furniture remaining completely dry during rainy weather and your lanai bug free in the evening! As an added bonus our fabrics offer you complete privacy during the day. With the design of the fabric you can see out, but your neighbor’s ability to see inside your home is eliminated. So if you are looking for protection from the elements, with privacy as an added bonus, these shades are just right for you!