Adding Privacy to Your Outdoor Living Areas

Designer Roller Shades
Designer Roller Shades

Window treatments aren’t just for the inside—they can be for outdoor spaces as well. For added privacy, protection from the sun, and a feel of a room away from the house, some areas that might do well with outdoor treatments include patios, balconies, terraces, hot tubs, and backyard dining areas. If you’re looking to maximize your outdoor living space, talk to a trained consultant at Windows, Walls & More in Bloomfield Hills. We can help you find just the right product.

Things to Consider When Buying Outdoor Window Coverings

The heavy-duty Outdoor Solar Shade in the Hunter Douglas Alustra® Collection of Woven Textures® is a great place to start. When used to surround a patio or a partially enclosed sunroom, these shades will add privacy and control the sun to help reduce your cooling costs in the summer months. The fabric for the solar shades comes in many textures and opacities. All solar shades come standard with a wind-flex tie-down system that helps keep them in place during mildly inclement weather situations.

Tips for Outdoors Shades or Blinds

  • Respect the heavy-duty Outdoor Solar Shades. If high winds or heavy rain is expected, pull them up to protect them. If treated properly, they will give you years of privacy and enjoyment
  • Safety—child and pet safety is very important. Although motorized operating systems aren’t yet available for outdoor treatments, there are cordless options out there—speak with a consultant to determine the safest method for your children and pets
  • Color: White will usually go softer. Black will blend into the evening, and neutrals will always work
  • Fabric and texture: The heavier the texture, the more outdoor particles will stick to them. Test the sample to see whether leaves and debris stick to the fabric. If you have a patio with a view, make sure you can see through the fabric so you can still enjoy the view

Finding Outdoor Shades in Farmington Hills, MI

Windows, Walls & More was established in 1977 and has become the leader in window treatments and window treatment motorization, as well as wallpaper, interior design and more. With a beautiful Hunter Douglas Gallery showroom in West Bloomfield, Windows, Walls & More serves West Bloomfield and the surrounding areas, including Franklin, Livonia, Birmingham, Farmington Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Commerce Township, Northville and Novi. Stop by our Hunter Douglas Gallery to see our many functional window covering displays. For more information, or to schedule your free in-store consultation, give us a call today at 248-661-3840.

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