Spotlight: Made in the shade

Six reasons we love exterior patio shades

Summer is right around the corner, which means more time to enjoy the outside! If you are looking for ways to upgrade your outdoor space, exterior patio shades are something to consider. Here we will list six (6) reasons why we absolutely love exterior solar shades.

  1. Block The Glare

With exterior patio shades, UV damage and glare are both blocked! Depending on the openness factor of the material, you can control the percentage of UV blockage. Goodbye blindness and fading of furniture, hello relaxing shade!

2. Temperature Control

 Solar screen material can absorb and dissipate 65 – 90 % of the sun’s heat. What does this mean to you? It means less sweat and more relaxation! PLUS the added benefit of lower energy costs!

3. Maintain Your View

Exterior patio shades come in multiple opacities. Our most popular fabric is a 3% openness, which blocks 97% of the sun’s UV rays. Even with the great blockage, the material is still open enough so that you can maintain your view to the outside of the shade. During the day, no one is viewing through from the outside but you can still see out. Another application that we love to recommend is installing an exterior shade on the outside of a large picture window, or even a back sliding door

4. Motorization

Exterior shades can be motorized, which allow for easy and smooth operation. Not to mention, a very impressive feature to show off when you entertain!

5. Wind Control

Exterior shades are not usually recommended for fighting high winds or inclement weather, but it does limit wind coming through during cold months, and the ShyZip product comes with a wind rating of 50-65 mph. This system uses side tracks and a zipper system to seal the edges and pull the material tight. In addition to blocking wind, it also blocks golf balls if you happen to be one of the lucky individuals who live on a golf course!

6. Insect Protection

One of my least favorite things on our planet is a mosquito. Thankfully, we have a solution! Retractable insect screens are sealed on 4 sides to keep bugs out and happiness in!

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