Using Window Treatments Outside

Sunbrella_Roller_ShadesAt Window Products here in Connecticut, we know that many of our customers enjoy using their homes’ outdoor spaces—especially during the summer. Which is why we’re happy to show them the Hunter Douglas blinds and shades that are good for enclosing some of those spaces to increase privacy and add shade and UV protection. If you’d like to learn more about how to make the most of your outside space, speak with one of our trained professionals. We’ll be happy to help you find the right product to extend the usefulness of your home’s space.

Heavy-Duty Outdoor Solar Shades

The heavy-duty Outdoor Solar Shade in the Alustra® Collection of Woven Textures® will help reduce your cooling costs in the summer months when used to surround a patio or a partially enclosed sunroom. The shades come in many textures and opacity levels. All solar shades come standard with a wind-flex tie-down system that helps keep them in place during mild inclement weather situations. However, if high winds or heavy rain is expected, they might need to be pulled up to protect them.

About Outdoor Shades

Outdoor shades can add privacy and protect from the sun, and they can create the feel of a room away from the home. You can use them to enclose a balcony, patio, terrace, or hot tub area. If you decide to buy outdoor shades, always keep your children’s and pet’s safety in mind. As of yet, motorization is not readily available for the outdoors. Select the safest option for your window treatments for your children and pets—a crank would be a good option.

Selecting Outdoor Shades or Blinds

Color: Be nice to your neighbors. They may not want to see your favorite color from their backyard. Texture: 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 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.

Finding Outdoor Shades in Fairfield County, New Canaan, CT Areas

At Window Products, we’ve been serving Connecticut since 1994 with a showroom in Branford. We offer the full line of Hunter Douglas window treatments, draperies, screen shades and awnings. Our personalized service, quality products, and professional installation services ensure you’ll find the perfect window treatment or awning for your home or business. We service Fairfield and New Haven Counties, including Newtown, Greenwich, Easton, Westport, New Canaan, CT and surrounding areas. Contact us for more details.