If you’re looking to expand your living space and renew your home, consider making a change to the outside. Hunter Douglas Heavy Duty Outdoor Solar Shades will do that; plus, they will aid in energy-efficient living and give you more privacy. If you’re interested in learning more about how to make the most of your outside space, speak with a trained professional at Shutter Guy serving the Charleston, South Carolina, area. We’ll be happy to help.
Benefits of Solar Shades
The heavy-duty Outdoor Solar Shades in the Alustra® Collection of Woven Textures® are not meant to be used as a divider but add privacy and control the sun while lowered. They come in many textures that carry many opacity levels and can help reduce your cooling costs in the summer months. All solar shades come standard with a wind-flex tie-down system that helps keep them in place during mild inclement weather situations.
Where to Use Outdoor Shades
For protection from the sun, added privacy, and a feel of a room away from the house, you could use outdoor shades around a patio or balcony, on a terrace, in a sunroom, or to surround a hot tub.
Things to Keep in Mind:
- Child Safety: Dangling cords can lead to strangulation of children and pets, so consider your options for operating systems—for a patio or backyard covering, a crank would be a good option.
- Color: Your neighbors might not want to see your favorite color from their backyard. White will usually go to a softer white, so start with white. Black will blend into the evening, and neutrals will always work
- Fabric and Texture: If you have a patio with a view, make sure you can see through the fabric to enjoy what you love to look at even when the blind is down. Also, the heavier the texture, the more outdoor particles will stick to them. Test the sample to see whether leaves and debris stick to the fabric
- If high winds or heavy rain is expected, pull up your solar shades to protect them. If treated properly, they will give you years of privacy and enjoyment
Finding Outdoor Shades in the Charleston SC Area
The window treatment professionals at the Shutter Guy are trained to assist you in the selection of the right treatment for YOUR windows! Our knowledgeable and experienced staff knows how to ask the right questions to ensure your new window treatments exceed your expectations. We service Charleston, SC and surrounding areas including, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Folly Beach, Mt Pleasant, Georgetown, Myrtle Beach, Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Awendah, Goose Creek, and the “Low Country.” Contact us to schedule a consultation, and be sure to check out our Calling Out Cancer program to see how a percentage of your purchase with us goes toward cancer support and research.