As we welcome spring with open arms, the temperatures are already rising. The drapes within your home are doing an excellent job keeping your rooms cool, but have you thought of installing a covering outside of your window? Motorized exterior shades or outdoor solar blinds are not a new concept; they’ve been quite common in Europe for years due to their many advantages. Here are Origin Hi-Fi’s favorite benefits of outdoor motorized shades.
Shade the Home
The most obvious benefit is reduced sunlight exposure on days that feel overly bright. Motorized outdoor shades are easy to operate through an app or remote control, allowing homeowners to feel comfortable in their homes within seconds. These exterior shades also block harmful UV rays from entering the home, helping protect your skin and eyesight from damage. Without these shades, your deep blue sofa may fade to a sad, muted color after a few years. The same logic applies to shades for your outdoor patio as well; you’ll be able to protect your outdoor furniture from fading in the sun or rotting after the rain, whether you want to protect a few plastic chairs from becoming brittle, or iron detailing from rusting.
Outdoor screens also significantly lower the temperature of a space, allowing you to rely less on an overworked thermostat. Studies have shown that a room’s temperature can be lowered by 20 degrees with the installation of a window covering. Exterior shades eliminate 95% of solar heat before it even reaches your windows. This logic applies in the house, but also extends outside! If you enjoy hosting friends and family outside, you'll be able to maintain a cool and comfortable area to relax in that blocks the heat of the sun, which will be perfect when summer arrives. On the flip side, when winter comes around, exterior shades also play a role in regulating room temperatures to maintain heat within the home.
Convenient to Operate
Struggling with cords is a problem of the past. As we mentioned, it’s easy to control your outdoor motorized shades through a smartphone app or remote control which heightens its appeal to homeowners. You'll be able to relax on your couch and the touch of a button can open or close your screens from anywhere on your property, without you needing to move from window to window in the hot sun, fumbling with a manual cord. This will make your home feel truly modern.
We all seek a comfortable respite at the end of a difficult day, and outdoor motorized shades can help transform areas of your home into private and comfortable spaces. Whether you'd like to enclose the openness of your outdoor patio, or you seek a feeling of solace while welcoming light in a room with large windows, these exterior motorized shades have you covered, literally.
More homeowners are interested in living in an innovative home that feels modern, yet timeless, a home with the option to expand creatively. Outdoor motorized shades grant versatility to spaces, allowing you to play with space, light, and temperature to create the ideal ambiance to entertain friends and family. Although many people fear that outdoor shades may look out of place with the rest of their homes, the opposite is true! These shades are customizable, so whether you'd like to match the color to the rest of your home's exterior or add a pop of color, the choice is up to you!
Would you like to ring in spring with the addition of outdoor motorized shades? Our team at Origin Hi-Fi offers both indoor and outdoor solutions for motorized blinds and high-quality entertainment systems for the ideal Central Texas home. Contact us today to begin!