Also known as exterior roller shades, sun shades or wood shades, these stylish shade screens provide privacy when needed and help shield cocktail furniture and accessories from overexposure to UV rays. In addition, shade screens help reduce glare and heat on the porch whilst allowing softly diffused light to enter the region. If your budget allows, these screens can be filtered for extra convenience.
Color screens are produced from all-weather, breathable, woven synthetic material or mesh-style fabric. Should you prefer a brighter or organic look, woven wood shades made from materials such as bamboo, basswood and jute are available in both light and dark finishes. Solid acrylic shades are made from a breathable, canvas-like fabric. Exterior shades are created out of wind wires, which help secure the shade in windy conditions to keep it from flapping around. The materials and hardware are specially treated to be mildew and rust resistant. If you’re looking for additional protection against the sun, a solar shade is the very best option.
Solar shades are especially designed to minimize direct sunlight whilst keeping a view to the world outside. Solar shades are rated by their “readiness variable,” which relates to how tight the fabric is woven, how much it is possible to see through it, and how much light it blocks. The greater the number, the more light it enables the more visibility it gives. Solar shades come in a variety of colours and frequently consist of decorative designs that serve as part of the glare-blocking weave of the material.
The ideal Fit
Like any window treatment, precise measurements of the opening or porch display in which you intend to set up the shade ensures you get a good fit. First decide how you would like to mount the shade. You receive a cleaner look with an inside bracket. An outside bracket makes the window opening appear larger and can help hide minor defects on walls or window frames. For an inside mount, measure the width of the opening within the frame to the nearest 1/8th of an inch. Then assess the height of the opening on the left, center and right, and record the maximum amount. For an outside mount, add 3 inches to the width of the window opening. Clearly label each number with a “W” or “H” so the producer gets the dimensions right.
Beneficial Shade Screens
Color screens may help keep porches and patios cleaner by blocking some debris and dirt from blowing in. They also offer some protection against non-blowing rain, helping to keep cushions and cushions on outdoor furniture. Color screens on your porch may reduce summer heat inside of your house, helping to reduce cooling costs.