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Exterior Sun Shades

Whether it is because of the warm Spring weather or perhaps we have been cooped up due to Covid-19 for too long, it seems like everyone wants to be outdoors these days! Clear out the snow and debris of last year and get your outdoor living spaces ready for enjoyment this year with exterior sun shades from Graham’s and Son. Let’s find out what exterior sun shades are, the benefits of them, and some samples of what they look like.

DESIGNER SCREEN SHADES by Hunter Douglas (Fabric/Material: Empire & Color: Gray Mist)

Exterior Sun Shades

What are Exterior Sun Shades?

Exterior Sun Shades are like regular shades but are used in outdoor spaces like patios, decks and sun rooms. Whether you like to eat, work, or play outdoors, exterior sun shades provide you with greater comfort and flexibility. Exterior sun shades can even be fitted to any window of your home.

Exterior sun shades come in a variety of fabrics that are weather resistant and durable. They also come with fabrics of different openness/opaqueness and can be controlled manually or with the push of some buttons. For example, Hunter Douglas offers PowerView® Automation which allows you to control your shades through a remote control, voice activation, or a variety of smart home systems.  Below is a video on this automation system. 

Benefits of Exterior Sun Shades

  • Reduces Glare – Outdoor shades allow you to comfortably spend time outdoors while using your devices (laptops, phones, tablets, even TV’s). With so many more people working from home right now, exterior sun shades are a great addition to one’s home.
  • Protects From UV Rays – Not only do exterior shades protect you from harsh UV rays, they also help protect your furniture from sun damage. Also, you are not limited to using exterior sun shades on the patio; you can use these shades on other windows to protect furniture in other rooms of your house.
  • Diffuses Light – With different materials and opacities, there are different degrees to how much light is diffused. You have the option to lighten or darken any space.
  • Saves Energy – Exterior sun shades add an extra barrier to your windows and moderate your indoor temperatures to save you money throughout the year.

What Do Exterior Sun Shades Look Like?

Graham’s works with top suppliers like Hunter Douglas (product seen in first photo above), Maxxmar, and Graber. Check out this video to see a clip on Exterior Solar Shades from Graber.  

Next is a picture of Exterior Solar Shades by Graber. These shades use a continuous-Loop Lift.

Exterior Solar Shades by Graber

Here is a picture of some more exterior sun shades by Hunter Douglas.

DESIGNER SCREEN SHADES by Hunter Douglas (Fabric: Barista & Color: White Mocha)

With over 40 years experience as a local, family-owned and operated business, contact the experts at Graham’s and Son to get started with designing your outdoor living spaces. May you and your family stay safe, healthy and comfortable as this warm weather continues! 

Testimonials from Customers

Wonderful people to deal with, and my house looks amazing!! Both Wayne and Matt were fantastic. Consultation and measurements were all done in my home everything arrived as promised and looks perfect. These days customer service means everything and these guys knocked it out of the park. Thank you Grahams I will be back! – Brandon Wilson

Amazing company to work with! We changed all of the blinds in our house with shutters or cellular shades. They had an amazing promotional offer which made the price incredible. They are very friendly and informal (this is a good thing) to work with. They installed the window coverings the same day the order arrived. We will be a repeat customer. – Blake Madill