When the heat is on, the heat is on and it’s time for you to take control of your surroundings. While the sun is definitely a god to be worshipped, it is also a god to be managed. The only way you can have power over the sun’s intensity is with effective window treatments.

roller shades filtering light from a light-colored living room

Here at A Shade Above, we are proud to carry a variety of window coverings that will let you manipulate the light and gain protection from harsh UV rays.

Exterior Shades for Outdoor Sun Control and Privacy

Exterior Shades can easily transform a patio, porch, balcony, deck, or pergola into a cozy and cool outdoor space that can be enjoyed year-round in a southern climate.

As a Charlotte summer becomes more intense, the more you want those shaded afternoon spaces for quiet relaxation and conversation.

The Benefits of Our Exterior Shades

  • They keep the heat at bay: Our exterior shades are designed with a track system that creates a seal that will automatically keep your space cool. Exterior shades also prevent the sun from penetrating into the walls of your home, so equally keep your interior cool as well.
  • They provide UV protection: Harsh UV rays can basically damage everything. Exterior shades will not only prevent your outdoor belongings from fading and cracking, but they will also add another layer of UV protection for the interior of your home.
  • They reduce the glare: Nothing is worse than an annoying glare when you are reading a best seller, surfing your phone, or working on an important work project. Our exterior shades are like putting on a pair of sunglasses allowing you to enjoy your tasks at hand.

Plantation Shutters for a Stylized Cool Privacy

Charlotte Made Plantation Shutters are one of the most traditional window treatments that offer functionality and beauty all rolled into one. We have proudly manufactured our plantation shutters right here in Charlotte since 1993.

The Benefits of Our Plantation Shutters

  • They are energy efficient: Because they fit tightly into the frame of your windows, they create a seal that will deter hot air from entering your home – keeping your interior cool and quiet.
  • They allow you to control the light: Our plantation shutters are designed with a middle tilt rod so the slats can be easily adjusted to different positions in order for you to manage the sun’s intensity and glare throughout the day.
  • They offer a classy privacy: If you need a true blackout space for movie watching or private time, then you can completely close the slats to create a space of uncompromised privacy.

Come Visit Us

A Shade Above is a family-owned and operated window coverings company and has been providing excellent customer service for over 25 years to the Charlotte community.

Our team is steeped in window-covering knowledge and is excited to show you our generous selection.

Stop into our showroom located in beautiful downtown Charlotte or set up an online consultation and one of our professionals will reach out directly.