Here in the Naples and Bonita Springs, FL areas, many people just love to spend time outside. Of course, in the summer months, it can become mighty hot, so wouldn’t it be nice to have a solution to help with that? You’re in luck. There is one! Hunter Douglas, the leader in innovative window treatments, has solutions to help you maintain privacy and get shade in your outdoor living spaces. Talk to a trained consultant at Perfect Fit Window Fashions to learn what might work best for your home!
Solar Shades for Outdoor Areas
The heavy-duty Outdoor Solar Shade in the Alustra® Collection of Woven Textures® can be used to surround a patio or a partially enclosed sunroom to help reduce your cooling costs in the summer months. The shades come in many textures and opacities, and they add privacy and control the intensity of the sun when they’re lowered.
Using Outdoor Shades
For added privacy, protection from the sun, and a feel of a room outside of the home, consider using outdoor treatments around your patio, balcony, terrace, or hot tub area. And always keep your children’s and pet’s safety in mind. Dangling cords can be harmful, so consider your options for operating systems—for a patio or backyard covering, a crank would be a good option. As of yet, motorization is not readily available for the outdoors.
Things to Keep in Mind
- Color: White will usually go to a softer white, so start with white. Black will blend into the evening, and neutrals will always work
- Fabric: The heavier the texture, the more outdoor particles will stick to it. Test a 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
- Safety: 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. If treated properly, your outdoor solar shades will give you years of privacy and enjoyment
Finding Outdoor Shades in Naples, Bonita Springs FL Areas
Visit our showroom in Estero, FL, serving the areas of Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples and Ft. Myers. Contact us today for a design consultation – we’re looking forward to serving you!