Exterior shading system
A window treatment system offers both economic and environmental benefits. While many claim that external shades are more efficient due to their ability to stop light and heat before it enters the home; you don’t have to use energy to remove heat that never enters the building. However, in many cases, external shades are inconvenient, ineffective, and just plain inappropriate.
External shades work best for skylights, sunrooms, greenhouses, and other locations that contain large areas with glass and windows. You can choose from exterior rollup screens, fixed panels, curving systems, or retractable awnings. The last option is also a popular choice for protecting decks, patios, or other outdoor living spaces. Retractable awnings not only shade the outdoor area they cover, they also cool the indoor room to which they are attached.
Internal shading systems come in a variety of designs and styles. They are available in folding shades – such as Roman shades, accordion-style pleated shades, and honeycomb shades – and rolling shades, which include solar shades, privacy shades, and blackout shades. Internal shades are available in a variety of fabrics and design choices, enabling you to match your shades to your style.
You can choose to completely block out 100% of all light with Light-Tight Shades, which seal the edges of the blinds to prevent light from seeping in. Block Out Shades do not have these side channels, but do offer darkening properties that can block up to 99% of natural light. For rooms that you would like darkened, but not necessarily completely light-free, you might consider room darkening shades. These shades substantially reduce natural light that enters a room.
Whether you choose an interior or exterior shade system, you will be happy with both the stylish look and modern functionality of your decision.