New Jersey homeowners go to great lengths to keep their homes comfortable on the inside while keeping their energy bills to a minimum. But despite your best efforts, sometimes the sun doesn't want to cooperate. Your home's windows allow the sunlight to pass through, and with that light comes heat energy that raises the interior temperature. As a result, your air conditioning unit has to work harder for the same cooling effect.
Exterior or outdoor solar shades are practical, easy-to-use structures that will help keep your home cool and reduce energy usage. These shades block the sun's rays before they permeate your windows and raise the temperature. At Liberty Door and Awning, we specialize in installing exterior roll-up shades tailored to your home.
What Are Outdoor Solar Shades?
Exterior solar shades for window use serve a purpose similar to indoor blinds or curtains but with a slightly different approach. As the name suggests, exterior shades mount outside of the home to block sunlight before it reaches your windows. This way, sunlight and heat energy disperse outside, and your home stays cool on the inside. While exterior sun shades see the most use on the outside of windows, they also work well on outdoor patios to block sunlight, disperse heat and control bugs.
Outdoor shades consist of a frame containing a roll of sun-blocking fabric. Many outdoor solar shade frames feature modern conveniences like motorized deployment and remote control operation, allowing homeowners to activate their shades from anywhere inside or outside their house. The sun-blocking fabric is generally either acrylic awning fabric, screen fabric or shade cloth made of vinyl or polyester. Each material offers different protection and opacity levels. Homeowners can select a shade in a color or pattern that complements their property.
Benefits of Installing Exterior Solar Shades for Windows
Exterior sun shades are a great addition to any residential property, offering numerous benefits that give homeowners greater control of their energy consumption and comfort. By installing an outdoor solar shade, homeowners can:
- Reduce utility bills: Exterior shades stop sunlight and heat energy before they can enter your home. This way, your air conditioning system will use less energy to cool your home because it will receive less pushback from climate conditions.
- Protect furnishings: Furniture near your windows or on your patio experiences prolonged sun exposure. Over time, you might notice damage like color fading or warping. Installing an exterior shade will mitigate the sun's harmful effects on your furnishings.
- Retain interior window aesthetic: Do you love your windows' intricate interior woodwork? Because exterior solar shades are installed on the outside of your window, you'll still be able to enjoy your windows' beautiful design while blocking outdoor light.
- Improve privacy: Roll-up solar shades block more than light. Enjoy enhanced privacy by implementing an opaque shade over your windows that protects against curious eyes just as well as bright light.
Contact Liberty Door and Awning
Exterior solar shades are a great addition to any New Jersey home or business. Liberty Door and Awning is here to help with fast, affordable installation services. To learn more about solar shades or request a free quote tailored to your property, contact us today!