A significant challenge of summer when you live in a place like Houston is the balance between letting in the sun but keeping out extreme weather and bugs.
Want to keep your view but lose some of the heat?
Many people have found their solution in exterior roll down shades. Whether on your windows or at the edge of your patio, roll down shades are designed with the purpose of protecting your home and outdoor living areas from an unwanted amount of heat, pests, and other irritants while providing the feel of open spaces.
A leading reason for adding exterior roll down shades in a home is to reduce energy waste. When unblocked windows become overheated or too much sun comes unfiltered into a living area, the room itself will rise in temperature causing the air conditioner to run longer and higher than it should. By adding roll down shades, the heat and excess sunlight are kept near the windows, so it does not factor into the overall temperature of the room. Depending on the material, exterior roll down shades can also have usefulness as window screens blocking bugs and some heat while allowing fresh air inside.
On your porch, deck, or patio, exterior roll down shades create a climate controlled area mimicking a sunroom. Roll down shades keep pests away and create more areas of cool shadows, reducing the need for electric fans to circulate air. Keeping the open feel of being outdoors, the semi-transparency of the shades make any outdoor area into a refreshing oasis.
Exterior roll down shades are customizable not only in size, shape, and purpose but also individualized looks. The high-quality, weather- and sun- damage resistant materials used to create these shades come in an impressive variety of textures, colors, and even patterns; the only problem you’ll have is deciding which combination best coordinates with your existing design! Go bold, and pick a pop color that matches your bright front door. Be one with nature, and choose roll down shades that mimic the Texas Bluebonnets growing below those windows every spring. It’s entirely up to you!
On the other hand, if you have already spent time and energy making the outside of your home or business look exactly how you had always dreamed, the idea of adding anything more simply for energy-efficiency might seem like a negative instead of a positive. The good news with exterior roll down shades is that they are low-profile and tuck out of the way when not in use.
If being in on every minute detail of creating your exterior roll down shades feels a bit overwhelming, the PCH Shade Artists have you covered with our wide selection of stylish Ready Designs. Whether you want your new shades to stand out or blend in, we have what you need at Patio Covers Houston. Our team is dedicated to reliably meeting customer needs and is eager to hear how they can help you find the best window and patio covering solutions for your home!