Exterior screen shades are an excellent solution for controlling heat,  glare, and bugs while maintaining your view of the outdoors. These shades can be operated manually or motorized on a cable or track-guided system, and can easily integrate with a home automation system or simply with the touch of a button.

Typical exterior screen shade opacities range between 1 and 5%–which can block between 95-99% of UV Rays–with lighter fabrics providing less view through than darker fabrics. The addition of a Zip-Rite track (or “zipper track”) is a feature that allows you to achieve more bug control.  When mounted to your exterior windows, screens shades offer your home UV protection that can ultimately protect your flooring and furniture from getting sun-bleached.

In addition to UV protection, exterior screen shades have an extensive opacity range, helping you to achieve ideal light in your home. If you want to allow a lot of light in and aren’t necessarily worried about privacy, then a more sheer fabric could be a good fit for you. If the windows you’re trying to cover are in a high visibility place in your home and you want added privacy, then a darker opacity option may be a better fit for you. 

With a wide range of color options and opacities, your design consultant will help review your specific application and make suggestions on which solution will work best for your needs. If you have questions about our Exterior Screen Shades or any of our other window treatment options, please don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more or schedule a consultation with one of our design consultants. Our in-home consultation is free of charge and one of our experienced consultants will meet you at your home or business to brainstorm window treatment options with you and ensure you find the perfect solutions for your needs and décor. For an initial complimentary design consultation, you can fill out the form here or click the button below.