Made in the Shade Blinds & More: Exterior Patio Shades and more ideas to keep your cool this summer inside and outside your home

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Exterior patio solar shades and more ideas to keep your cool this summer inside and outside your home.

We still have much hot weather left this summer.  However, for a lot of homeowners summer means their energy bills kick into overdrive as they spend all their energy cooling their houses.

Here are a few things you can do this summer to keep your cool:

Look up to your fan

There’s one misconception I want to clear up about fans:  they don’t make the air any cooler.  What they do is keep air moving, evaporating the moisture on your skin and making you feel cooler.  Your fan’s orientation makes a difference.  When fan blades run clockwise, it pulls cool air up, while running counterclockwise allows it to push that same cool air down.  So which direction do you want it running in the summer?  Well, you want to feel that cool air, so it should be running counterclockwise.  When the autumn chill hits, reverse the orientation of your fan, so you can stay warm in the winter.

Made in the shade – Exterior patio solar shades

So how to you create shade outside your home?  Exterior patio shades block the sun’s harsh rays while maintaining your view and privacy.  As a result, they are perfect for south, east, and west facing areas that get a lot of sun.   Because they are fully retractable they can be open in the winter when you want more sun.  They can significantly reduce heat gain in your home by blocking those heavy UV rays before they get into your home.

Exterior patio solar shades

Cellular shades

Cellular Shades are one of the most versatile window coverings in today’s market. These shades feature a honeycomb construction to provide both fashion and energy efficiency. Raise and lower the shades as needed for light control and privacy with a pull cord.  Or utilize our cordless feature.

Cellular Shades are superior insulators.  In fact, they are the most energy efficient window covering available.  The honeycomb shape traps air inside.  As a result, the room is cooler in summer and warmer in winter.

cellular shades

Don’t let this summer get you hotheaded.  Contact us now for a free in-home consultation.



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