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5 Benefits of Patio Sun Shades

If you enjoy sitting outside a patio either to take a siesta, catch an afternoon breeze or study a book it is vital to protect yourself from harsh sunlight. Patio sun shades are highly versatile and can be fitted in virtually any outdoor space in your home. Think of the comfort that can be derived when you are shaded at your comfortable spot.

Patio sun shades are not limited to porches alone. They can even shield adjacent rooms in your home and can be placed strategically to cut excess solar glare. People who love to work out in their veranda’s and porches may find it a comfortable and extremely rewarding exercise under soft light.

Keep reading to find out the benefits of installing the patio sun shades Mesa AZ recommends in your property or workplace.
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What Are Patio Sun Shades?

Outdoor shades for porches and patios are known as patio sun shades. They are made with very durable material and are designed to withstand high temperatures and are mounted outside the house. The shades can be attached to furniture intended for outdoor sitting or connected directly to a building

Benefits of Patio Sun Shades

There are tremendous benefits to be reaped from patio sun shades. Exterior shades come in many variations and are very affordable and easy to install.

The five benefits derived from patio sun shades are:

  1. They cut condensation during humid and cloudy days.
  2. Retractable patio sun shades offer unique control as they can be adjusted appropriately to the level of sunlight.
  3. They cut solar glare substantially.
  4. Promote healthy skin because they shield the body from harmful UV radiation.
  5. Patio areas that were once inaccessible due to direct sunlight can be used.

An all-weather PVC roll-up sun shade improves the appearance of a home and can be custom-made to reflect a homeowners taste.

Sun Shades for Decks

There are DIY patio sun shades that are easy to assemble. Sun shades for decks can be joined and placed on any deck for use whenever needed.
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Waterproof Outdoor Shades

They can get the job done as far as cutting drizzle and keeping your patio dry is concerned. Waterproof outdoor shades may not necessarily be weatherproof in the strictest sense.

Heavy Duty Outdoor Shades

They can refine outdoor weather and protect patio furniture from damage. Heavy-duty outdoor shades are custom outdoor shades. They are ordered based on their densities and can be motorized and controlled remotely.

Cordless Outdoor Sun Shade

This particular sunshade has a bungee cord tied down on each side. Its cordless feature is a safety measure meant to protect children from harm.

Where’s the Best Place to Buy Patio Sun Screens?

Stellar Sunscreens provides first-rate patio sun screens at affordable prices. Our professional team of technicians is on call to give expert opinions on all matters to do with sunscreens. Our inventory of sunscreens includes custom outdoor shades and sunscreens of all shades and types.

Customers are happy with our products and level of service as we are equally delighted with their patronage. Set an appointment with us today, and we will get in touch with you and answer all your queries in the shortest time possible.

5 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Privacy

Many homeowners seek out ways to create privacy and seclusion within their home and their yards. Whether you are trying to avoid the nosey neighbors or just want to create your own personal paradise there are several ways you can improve the privacy of your home.

The information below is for informational purposes solely. If you are interested in custom shade screens for your property, please give us a call for a free quote!

Creating privacy in your House

If you are looking to just create and increase privacy within your home while leaving your yard open and clear of obstructions, there are several ways to achieve this. Most often it involves obstructing the view through your home’s windows.

Sunscreens

Sunscreens are made of a polyester material that is PVC coated and placed on the outside of your windows to help decrease the sun’s harsh rays from entering your home. The added benefit is the privacy it creates. Neighbors and those passing by will not be able to see into your windows but you will still be able to see out. This is great for those who still want to enjoy the view of their great landscape from indoors.

Sunscreens also help protect your interior from fading due to the sun as well as decrease glare and the amount of heat entering your home. This will save you money on furniture, energy bills, and decrease the frustrated in dealing with not being able to see your favorite tv show or read your favorite book due to the glaring sun.

Sunscreens typically add value to your home giving you even more benefits. They often come in several colors to match the exterior of your home. If you are interested in custom sun screens, we invite you to contact us today for a free estimate!

Window Shutters

If you like a Victorian, Cape Cod, Colonial, or Ranch style you may like the option of using wood shutters on the outside of your windows. These are attached to the outside of your windows to close when needed for increased privacy.

There are several types of shutters depending on your styling preference and how you want to utilize them. They include Bermuda, paneled, louvered, and board and batton. If you are looking for something similar but not made of wood each style comes in a variety of materials to give you the look and durability you are searching for.  

Though shutters do provide great privacy for your home they can often be difficult to maintain depending on the material you have chosen. Make sure to keep in mind materials and how the weather in your area could affect them in the long term.

Usually using wood shutters offer little to no ability for you to see out of your home. If you are wanting to still take in the view of your yard this may not be the option for you. 

At Stellar Sunscreens, we do not install window shutters and instead specialize in custom shade screens.

Window Treatments

Another way to create privacy within your home is through the use of different window treatments. This includes window films and curtains. Many window films offer little to no ability for you to see out of them or for neighbors to see in them. While curtains provide the option of changing your privacy settings when you want.

There are several different types of window films on the market depending on the look you want. This includes a frosted look, privacy films, tinted, UV blocking, and many more. There are also electronic window films for smart windows. This allows the homeowner to change the settings on the window when wanted from being frosted to being clear. Traditional window films are fairly cost-effective, however, electronic window films are pretty pricey.

Many homeowners use curtains or blinds in their home to help increase privacy. These are part of a normal interior design, so they are easily available. Curtains are great for increasing privacy in your home due to a variety of materials and colors you can choose from. You can layer your curtains with different materials to give you more privacy options; from materials that are more or less see through to blackout curtains.

We do not install window treatments, but we have found that some of our clients use window treatments in additions to custom shade screens.

Creating privacy for your Yard

For those looking to create a more private space in their yard as well as within their home the following are some great options.

Trees and Plants

Planting trees or hedges around your yard creates a beautiful living fence. Many people choose to plant Evergreens to ensure privacy year round. Sometimes planting a long row of the same kind of tree may not be aesthetically pleasing to many people. If this is the case for you, consider planting several different kinds of plants. If they are plants that don’t last through the winter be sure to be strategic in planning where to put each plant to ensure you get privacy in the areas of your home and yard even during the winter months.

Creating beautiful landscapes to increase privacy often adds value to your home. It also gives you something amazing to look at when looking out of your windows.

Fences

Building fences is often another go-to way to increase the privacy of your home. This is a more physical and permanent, depending on fence material, way to increase privacy. There are several types of fences you can build, including metal wall screens, corrugated, wood, chain link, trellis, and stone fences.

Metal wall screens and corrugated fences are becoming more popular for those who enjoy a more modern or artsy style for their home design. Trellis and stone fences give a more rustic and colonial feel to the exterior of your home.

The type of fence you choose will depend on the level of privacy you want. If you just want to line your property but create no privacy, a chain link fence or trellis are your options. If you are wanting complete privacy with little to no ability for others to look in wood, corrugated, or metal wall screens could work better for you.

Make sure to check your local regulations when choosing a fence as some areas may have height restrictions.

To get the most private setting around your home try using several different privacy methods such as planting trees and shrubs as well as installing sunscreens. This will protect your home from the harshness of the sun’s rays, provide a beautiful view you are able to enjoy from inside your home, and keep out the wandering eyes of those nearby. Whatever your combination you are on your way to improving the privacy of your home.