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Types of Exterior Shades

Posted: Friday, September 22nd, 2017 | Filed under: Window Treatment Styles
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Exterior Shades

Exterior shades are a practical and aesthetically pleasing design choice to cover an outdoor window area. They serve many purposes for outdoor living areas including decks, porches, pergolas, and patios. Exterior shades allow homeowners to control the amount of sunlight or heat they chose to filter providing comfort, relaxation, and shade. Luckily, the experts at Shading Systems know the best choices for your exterior shades to protect against the elements while looking stylish. Here are the best types of exterior shades to install in your outdoor space. Read more »

Exterior Shades

Posted: Monday, December 24th, 2012 | Filed under: awnings, exterior shades, Home cooling, natural light, window shading, window treatments
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Exterior shades can be a great solution to help control unwanted sunlight or glare issues. These shades can be great for any window in your house that gets a lot of sun throughout the day. They also make great shading solutions for greenhouses, sunrooms, outdoor patio or seating areas or even glass garages, most often found on businesses or more modern homes.

Most exterior shades can be mounted on any window or patio around your house to control solar heat rays. With the touch of a button, the motorized shades can be opened or closed! Read more »

Retractable Awnings and House Value

Posted: Monday, September 27th, 2010 | Filed under: awnings, exterior shades, retractable awnings
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Retractable awnings are a great addition to any home. Many choose to add retractable awnings to their homes for the simple fact that they increase value of their homes, protect their homes from the weather elements, and are quite appealing to the eye. Retractable awnings not only help us with added beauty and protecting us from the weather elements but they work to extend our living space creating a covered space to enjoy the outdoors underneath.

Retractable Awnings

Retractable Awnings

Protecting your home from the weather elements is by far a great reason retractable awnings increases the value of your home. Not only will your home be more energy efficient, but future home owners will take pride knowing that their home will be protected from the sun’s heat rays. When sun has the ability to peer through your windows, air-conditioners have to work harder, furniture can fade, and your home can be uncomfortable if you’re not running the air-conditioner. Stopping the sun with a retractable awning before it enters the home makes this energy efficient.

How do you add the appeal and space that retractable awnings provide? Choosing a fabric that best captures a welcoming experience helps you increase value of your home and helps create a look like no other. How about those that love entertaining others? Adding space to your home by covering your back patio with a retractable awning is a great benefit. Not only will you enjoy many hot days under the shade as you entertain guest, but those looking at your home as their future home will see this added space a great benefit.

Regardless your motive, to protect your home from the intruding sun, to add appeal to your home, or in adding space to entertain; choosing a retractable awning is simple and a great addition to your home. Creating exactly what you need to be comfortable in your home, your adding a cost effective and energy efficient addition to your home in which also increases the value of your home.

Interior Shading Vs. Exterior Shading

Posted: Thursday, July 8th, 2010 | Filed under: Home cooling, Shading systems
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Exterior shading system

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.

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