Insolroll® Oasis® 2900 Patio Insect Screens near Charlotte & Cornelius, North Carolina (NC) & North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (SC)

Outdoor porch sun shades transform those transitional indoor/outdoor spaces of a home into a comfortable, stylish retreat, but that’s not all. They also offer protection from the sun’s glare and can make the space more usable year-round.

At A Shade Above, we offer a variety of custom window treatments, including our own line of made-in-the-USA plantation shutters, but did you know that we can also help you outfit the exterior of your home with solution from MagnaTrack™ and Insolroll®?

What are outdoor sun shades for porches, and what are the best ways to take advantage of their benefits? Our team of window treatment experts is here to discuss some of the benefits and uses of exterior solar shades for your porch or patio area.

Understanding Outdoor Sun Shades

Outdoor sun shades are also called outdoor solar shades or exterior creen shades because they usually face the exterior elements. They’re installed on the exterior of your home, typically on porches, decks, balconies, and patios. Outdoor sun shades protect your home from the sun—one of the biggest benefits of these exterior shades is that they offer UV protection. They come in materials like differing opacities of fabric and mesh screen, offering different levels of privacy and light filtration.

The Benefits of Outdoor Porch Shades

Exterior shades offer numerous benefits, but most importantly these shades are all about enhancing your comfort and adding to your curb appeal. They provide protection from harsh sunlight, reducing glare and UV exposure for a more pleasant environment for relaxation or socializing. By blocking sunlight, they also help regulate temperatures, keeping the porch cooler during hot days and potentially reducing energy costs inside the home, as sun can stream through windows and raise the temp indoors.

Outdoor solar shades for screened porches also offer privacy from neighbors or others nearby. They can also shield furniture and decor from fading due to sun exposure. Finally, these shades come in various styles and materials, allowing for customization that complements any outdoor space beautifully.

Design Ideas for Outdoor Porch Sun Shades

Choosing a suitable material is essential when considering outdoor solar shades for screened porches. Fabric shades are popular for their versatility and ability to complement different architectural styles. Mesh shades offer excellent airflow while providing shade and protection from UV rays; shades made from natural woven materials add an organic touch, connecting to the surrounding environment.

These outdoor sun shade ideas for porches will inspire you!

  1. Opt for a timeless, sophisticated look for outdoor porch shades with neutral tones like beige, gray, or taupe. They’ll elegantly blend in with your existing outdoor decor. Pair them with plush outdoor furniture and accent pillows in complementary hues for a sophisticated, inviting outdoor oasis.
  2. Light-colored fabrics are best for heat reduction, while dark fabric abort light and energy, help reduce glare, and are easier to see through.
  3. Outdoor solar shades for screened porches crafted from natural materials like bamboo add warmth and texture to your outdoor space while providing shade and privacy. Pair them with distressed wooden furniture, cozy throws, and lanterns for a comfy and inviting ambiance you’ll love spending time in.
  4. Create a contemporary retreat with minimalist outdoor porch shades in clean lines and neutral tones like black, white, or charcoal gray. Pair them with modern outdoor furniture, concrete planters, and geometric accents.

We feature Insolroll® Oasis® Patio Shades and MagnaTrack™ Screens by Progressive.

Our Outdoor Porch Shades Will Beautify Your Home

Which option will work best for your home depends on several factors, including the width of the area you’re looking to cover, the different operating systems, whether you’re looking to build the exterior shades into new construction or add them in as part of a remodel, among other features.

The best way to narrow down outdoor porch shade choices is to see them in person. That is why we welcome you to one of our three showrooms in Charlotte and Cornelius, North Carolina and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. There, you can browse samples of all of our window treatment solutions and talk with a member of our team to learn more about how we can help provide a custom fit for your sunroom, porch, or patio.

Our family-owned business proudly serves clients in the Carolinas. Contact us to schedule your consultation or to learn more about our other offerings—we look forward to hearing from you!

A Shade Above – Charlotte Headquarters
& Temporary Showroom

1253 Matthews Mint Hill Road

Matthews, NC 28105

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