MagnaTrack™ Screen Shades near North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (SC)

When warm weather beckons us outdoors, we’re inspired to upgrade our indoor/outdoor spaces like our enclosed patios and porches to take advantage of the season. Choosing the right exterior shades adds the right amount of privacy, shade, and style. Outdoor custom shades take things to another level, and at A Shade Above, our design team loves helping clients choose the perfect options for their homes.

Beautify Your Patio or Porch with Outdoor Screen Shades

Outdoor screen shades are popular patio and porch window coverings because they’re functional, versatile, and attractive. They block UV rays and glare while allowing airflow and outdoor visibility. When selecting outdoor screen shades, consider the privacy and light control levels you desire. Lighter colors reflect sunlight and cool your outdoor space during the hot summer months, while darker colors block more sun and can retain heat.

You’ll want to choose a color and design that complements your outdoor furniture and decor. Neutral tones like beige, gray, or tan are versatile, but you can also add a pop of color. Consider the material of the shades, too–durable, weather-resistant fabrics withstand outdoor elements and last longer.

Custom Shades With Tailored Appeal

At A Shade Above, we are proud to offer several different exterior shading solutions: MagnaTrack™ by Progressive and Oasis® by Insolroll.

  • MagnaTrack™ Screens: When you choose MagnaTrack™ Screens, you’re selecting a 100% American-made shading solution powered by magnets with a heavy duty interlocking system that is hurricane rated for over 75 mph winds and is 100% zipper-free for easy and convenient use. Whether you are looking to fit a residential or commercial space, these screen shades are the perfect choice for enjoying an insect-free outdoor space that is protected from the sun and harmful UV rays with peace of mind.
  • Oasis® by Insolroll: Insolroll’s collection of Oasis Patio Shades are the perfect choice for patios, decks, porches, and more! With a range of options suited for almost any indoor/outdoor entertaining area and style of coverage you require, these innovative shading solutions will make entertaining or relaxing easier than ever and let you enjoy an enhanced view or private oasis, depending on the opacity of screen you choose. The options don’t stop with the hardware or fabric choices—you can also opt for manual or motorized systems to open and close the shades by hand or automatically to protect your home and guests from insects or the sun’s UV rays with seamless automated control options.

Tips for Decorating with Outdoor Window Coverings

Once you’ve selected the perfect outdoor window coverings for your patio or porch, it’s time to put the finishing touches on your outdoor sanctuary. These decorating tips will help you make the most of your porch or patio:

  • Choose Weather-Resistant Fabrics: Choose lightweight, weather-resistant fabrics in coordinating colors for a cohesive look. Look for durable, fade-resistant materials that withstand outdoor weather.
  • Accessorize with Outdoor Rugs and Pillows: Make your porch or patio feel cozier with outdoor rugs and accent pillows that complement your window coverings.
  • Create Ambiance with Lighting: Set the mood for outdoor entertaining with strategic lighting. String lights, lanterns, or solar-powered stakes add warmth and ambiance to patios and porches.
  • Add Greenery with Potted Plants: Enliven your outdoor space with potted plants and flowers. Arrange them strategically around your window coverings to create an inviting atmosphere.
  • Define Zones with Furniture Arrangement: Arrange your outdoor furniture to create distinct zones for lounging, dining, and entertaining. You can center them around window coverings for an organized look.

We Have the Best Custom Outdoor Window Coverings

A Shade Above features exterior shading solutions, Hunter Douglas window treatments and our line of custom, made-in-house shutters. Our family-owned and operated company proudly serves clients from our showrooms in Charlotte and Cornelius, North Carolina and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Contact our window treatment experts for an appointment or stop by a showroom location to see samples and learn more about each of our offerings! We look forward to seeing you there!

Our design team at A Shade Above always has positive things to say about cellular honeycomb shades. Clients also appreciate these versatile, appealing window treatments for their versatile style and functional appeal – that’s why they’re a top seller. Easy to clean cellular shades are an excellent option for Charlotte homes and our team is here to share with you some of the benefits that make them well worth the investment.

Cellular Shades Offer Energy Efficiency

One of the standout features of honeycomb cellular shades is their exceptional energy efficiency. Honeycomb shades help lower energy bills by reducing heat transfer through windows, creating a more comfortable living environment for you and your family.

The honeycomb design creates an insulating layer that fit close to the window and regulates indoor temperatures year-round. This insulation is invaluable in Charlotte’s climate, where summers can be hot and humid while winters bring cooler temperatures.

Customize Your Honeycomb Shades

Honeycomb shades come in various colors, patterns, and opacity levels, allowing you to customize them to suit your home’s decor. They can complement your interior design scheme, whether you prefer a sleek, modern look or a more traditional feel. These shades are also available in different cell sizes, helping you control the amount of natural light that enters your space while maintaining privacy.

Enjoy Enhanced Privacy with Cellular Shades

Honeycomb cellular shades offer an effective solution for privacy. Their cellular construction ensures that your interiors remain as private as you like.

When you choose Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shades with the LightLock® system, unique U-shaped side channels blend into the window frame and block even more incoming light, offering even more room darkening power—and a better night’s rest. This is particularly beneficial for homes in densely populated areas, where windows face neighbors or busy streets. With cellular shades, privacy is protected without sacrificing natural light.

Cellular Shades Provide Noise Reduction

These window treatments also offer acoustic benefits by helping to dampen outside noise. That benefits homes in urban areas or near busy roads with loud external noise. By installing cellular shades, you can create a quieter, more tranquil living environment where you can relax and unwind without being disturbed.

They Also Protect Furniture and Flooring

Excessive exposure to sunlight can cause furniture, flooring, and other interior furnishings to fade over time. Cellular shades protect your investments by blocking harmful UV rays while allowing natural light to filter into your home. This UV protection preserves the integrity of your belongings and maintains the overall aesthetic appeal of your interior spaces.

The Benefits of Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shades

Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shades are distinguished by their innovative honeycomb design, providing effective insulation against heat and cold. Available in endless colors, patterns, and opacity-level choices, they offer unmatched design versatility.

Interested in twice the insulating power? Duette® Architella® Shades are here with a special honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb design to maximize these benefits!

Duette® Shades can be customized to fit bay windows, angled windows, and other shapes. They’re even well-suited for glass patio doors and French doors. You can also upgrade them to motorized handsfree movement with PowerView® Automation. This system allows you to operate these window treatments with the Pebble® remote control, PowerView® app, or voice commands when paired with your smart home device.

See the Benefits of Cellular Shades in Person at A Shade Above

Visit A Shade Above at one of our convenient locations in Charlotte and Cornelius, North Carolina and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

We carry our unique line of North Carolina-made shutters, a variety of Hunter Douglas custom window treatments, as well as exterior shading solutions from MagnaTrack and Insolroll.

We look forward to showing you the full benefits of Duette® Honeycomb Shades. Contact us for an appointment, and we’ll see you soon!

A Shade Above – Charlotte Headquarters
& Temporary Showroom

1253 Matthews Mint Hill Road

Matthews, NC 28105

By Appointment Only