Exterior Shades

Transform your outdoor living space with custom exterior shades from A Shade Above. Our outdoor sun shades allow you to enjoy your patio, porch, balcony, deck, and pergola year-round by providing protection and shade. We offer a selection of solar screen shades, outdoor roller shades, and vinyl window shades that are custom-made for your home.

You’re in Control

All of our outdoor products are featured with automated raise and lower functions. Simply raise your remote.

Screen Shades, Exterior Shades, Outdoor Sun Shades, Outdoor Roller Shades, near Charlotte North Carolina (NC)
Clear Vinyl Shades, Exterior Shades, Outdoor Sun Shades, Outdoor Roller Shades, near Charlotte North Carolina (NC)

Protect your Patio

Eliminate harsh UV rays and enjoy your outdoor space with our roll down patio shades and vinyl wind screens.

  • Keep insects out
  • Escape harsh afternoon sun
  • Protect your furniture

Benefits of Patio Shades

  • Reduce Glare: Adding one of our custom outdoor sun shades to the opening of your porch or patio can significantly reduce the sun’s glare. Like putting on a pair of sunglasses, our different screens let you enjoy the light while offering a reprieve from the harsh UV rays. Depending on the weave’s transparency, you can still thoroughly enjoy the view outside with these shades.
  • Less Heat: Our custom exterior shades are also great for keeping your spaces cool. The specially designed track system creates a seal that can even keep the AC inside your space. This allows you to use our exterior blinds for patio to stay cool. These exterior shades also keep the sun’s heat from reaching the walls of your home, which can also help cool the interior of your home.
  • Darkness Levels: We offer custom outdoor roller shades in different materials and opacities. The outdoor sun shades range from 1% to 10% openness. This allows you to choose between barely filtered light and a room darkening shade effect. You can also choose clear vinyl shades if you just want protection and don’t require additional shade.
  • Protection: Outdoor sun shades block UV rays, protecting your furniture from fading, discovering, or cracking. Shades placed on your porch, patio, or balcony can also offer the same protection to the exterior of your home. In addition to blocking UV rays, our shades offer protection from wind, rain, snow, and foreign objects. Our clear vinyl outdoor roller shades don’t provide the same UV protection, but they can protect your porch from natural elements.
  • Privacy: Exterior shades also add privacy to your outdoor spaces. A less open outdoor sun shade is more difficult to see through. With our custom shades, you can enjoy your outdoor spaces without worrying about who might be watching.
  • Stop Insects: Our custom outdoor roller shades are installed with side channels and bottom weights that create a seal around your patio or porch. These protected edges keep out bugs and other pests, allowing you to enjoy your outdoor spaces in peace. Our vinyl outdoor roller shades are nearly impervious, keeping out the smaller insects.
  • Motorized Lift: All of our custom exterior shades feature fully motorized operation. Our professional system allows you to easily open and close your shades for outdoors with the touch of a button. The motors are designed for smooth and quiet operation, so opening and closing your outdoor roller shades are never disruptive.
  • Perfect Fit: Every single exterior shade from A Shade Above is custom-built for your home. Our professional team will measure your space, build a custom outdoor sun shade, and install the entire system. We guarantee that your exterior shade will perfectly fit your space.

Our Styles

  • Screen Shades: Outdoor sun shades are our most popular exterior shade option. These shades are made from screens of various openness levels stretched between two sealed channels in the frame. You can customize the openness and color of the screen to match your aesthetic. We also offer several different color options for the side rails and headrail. You can choose to match them to the porch or patio frame, or you can make them stand out.
  • Vinyl Shades: The other style of shade we offer is clear vinyl shades. These exterior shades are like large windows and feature expansive sheets of vinyl. They are a great way to create a new room in your home and allow you to enjoy the view outside while protecting yourself from the elements. Vinyl shades are beneficial for rainy days as they are largely waterproof. With these exterior shades lowered, you can enjoy a rainstorm without worry.

Contact Us

For over 25 years, A Shade Above has provided Hunter Douglas window coverings, custom-built interior shades, exterior shades, and shutters to the Charlotte community. Our team is made of more than just salespeople. Our specialists are installers, fabricators, and designers who care deeply about their profession. We strive to create a unique and beautiful transformation for every single one of our customers. Contact us today, and let our team find the perfect window treatment for you. A Shade Above is locally owned, and we have showrooms in Charlotte and Cornelius. We proudly serve the Charlotte area, including Cornelius, Matthews, Lake Norman, Lake Wylie, Huntersville, Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Weddington, Waxhaw, Monroe, Pineville, Mooresville, Mint Hill, and Davidson, North Carolina.


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