Custom Exterior Shades

Posted by nmc7842736fb2 on Mar 11, 2015 10:30:47 AM

3 Things to Consider When Purchasing Custom Exterior Shades for your Home

When you have a great view out your windows, it is a shame to obstruct it with drapes or blinds as the sun sets. Custom exterior shades let your eyes relax and help keep your home comfortable in any season without blocking out the natural light you love. Custom shades also make a great patio accessory, offering your family protection from the sun and the extra privacy you desire. Before you start shopping for exterior shades, it’s a good idea to be familiar with the features available so you can make an educated purchasing decision.

Considerations for Custom Exterior Shades

  • Do you want a manual or motorized screen system? While you can adjust exterior shades manually, window treatment professionals recommend that you opt for a motorized system especially if the shades are large. You can operate motorized solutions using switches, remote controls or timers. Some also use sensors that lower and raise the screen based on the sun’s brightness, wind speed or outside temperatures so your home stays warmer during the winter and cooler in the summer. If you have a busy home, a motorized system will help you maximize the shade’s use since raising and lowering it is as simple as pushing a button.
  • How big are the windows that you want to cover? Unlike some types of shutters, custom screens can cover windows that are up to 40 feet wide when paired together. Knowing the dimensions of your windows is important because it will help you purchase the right type of shade system and ensure sufficient coverage.
  • Do you want your shades' panels to have a wind-tight seal? Using the ZipRite Patio Roll system, you can lock the sides of the shade’s materials into the track. This option is great when you want to increase the usability of your porch. The result is a non-permanent screened-in area that extends your living space. Simply lower the shades when you enjoy your outdoor living area. In addition to keeping bugs out of your porch and home, a ZipRite shade system allows you bring your indoor animals outside without worrying about them escaping.

Custom exterior shades provide a simple, quality solution to increasing the comfort of your home. The shades are available in a variety of materials based on the amount of light that you want the fabric to filter. Polar Shades can also powder coat the hardware to complement the color of your home. Call us at 702-260-6110 or 877-260-6110 today or find a dealer.

Topics: Electronics and Automation, Blog, Exterior Shades

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