With summer just around the corner, you can look forward to relaxing and unwinding on your porch or patio! Unfortunately, with the constant heat, harsh glare, and lack of privacy, spending long periods of time outside without protection from the sun can be challenging. This is where exterior solar sun shades come in! Exterior solar sun shades can provide you with everything you need to reclaim your sunroom, deck, balcony, or pool enclosure.


Thinking about purchasing exterior solar sun shades for your outside area but need a little more convincing? Learn about the many benefits of exterior solar sun shades in this article!


Keep Cool During the Summer

The temperatures are climbing and the sun is beating down on you. It feels nice to be outside for the first five minutes, then you’re sweating buckets. The heat is getting to you, but you still want to spend the beautiful day outside while the warm weather lasts. Don’t worry, you can still enjoy your outdoor spaces (without getting heat stroke)! 


Exterior solar shades significantly improve the temperature of your patios and outdoor areas by shielding you from the heat while letting in natural light. For sunrooms, you can install them on the outside of the windows to decrease indoor heat. This will help you save money on your utilities since your air conditioner won’t need to run as frequently. For enclosed outdoor areas, such as porches, patios, and pool enclosures, mount the exterior solar sun shades from the top or sides of the enclosure to keep the space cool.


Protect Yourself From Harmful UV Rays

The sun has countless positive effects, including the small task of keeping all life on Earth alive. But just like anything else, the sun has harmful side effects. Even brief exposure can damage your skin, cause skin cancer, and degrade your eyesight. Luckily for you, Royal Window Treatments’ exterior solar sun shades greatly minimize dangerous UV sun rays, allowing you and your family to enjoy your outdoor spaces at any time of day. 


Protect Your Furnishings

Your skin isn’t the only thing the sun can damage. Those delightful life-giving rays fade and crack fabric upholstery, leather, wood, and even stone. The relentless exposure to the sun will leach the vibrancy off of your favorite furniture and you won’t be getting any refunds on that damage! Extend the lifespan of your furniture by installing exterior solar sun shades that will block significant damage the sun would have otherwise cost you.


Enjoy Your Outside View

One of the most enjoyable parts of having a porch or patio is being able to take in the beautiful scenery around you! Whether your outside area overlooks a backyard, pool, or neighborhood, preserving your view is one of the most important requirements of any outdoor window covering. Fortunately, Royal Window Treatments’ exterior solar sun shades won’t let you down! We offer a large selection of solar sun shades with varying openness densities. Openness densities are expressed as percentages and refer to the thickness of the fabric’s weave (or the percentage of UV rays your shades can block out). Solar sun shades that are opaque will filter out more light (while blocking more of your view) whereas less opaque shades will increase visibility. Even if you select a more translucent shade, your window treatments will still shield you from harmful UV rays and reduce heat. 


Better Privacy

One of the disadvantages of hanging out in your outdoor space is that you will be more exposed to your neighbors, especially if you live in a neighborhood with houses that are close together. With exterior solar sun shades you won’t have to worry about nosey neighbors since these shades will significantly increase the privacy in your outdoor area.


Reduce Harsh Glare

Is your outdoor area near a pool, pond, lake, or beach? During the day, sunlight reflects off of water, producing intense glare. Exterior solar sun shades will reduce glare and reflection, allowing you to enjoy your outdoor space without getting sun in your eyes!


Can Be Customized to Fit Any Outdoor Area

Since outdoor areas range from glassed-in porches to sunrooms, they require custom window treatments. At Royal Window Treatments, our exterior solar sun shades can be designed to fit your unique outdoor area. When designing your solar sun shades, consider whether you want to mount them inside or outside of your window frame so that you can measure accordingly.


Easy to Operate

Standard exterior solar shades can be lowered and raised by pulling up and down on a beaded loop chain loop. However, going outside to manually adjust your shades twice a day can be tedious. Royal Window Treatments offers motorization options to make operation even easier! To enjoy the benefits of your solar sun shades, keep them lowered in the summer and raised in the winter to heat your outdoor area. 


Extremely Durable

Unlike traditional indoor blinds, exterior solar sun shades are extremely durable and will last for many years. Royal Window Treatments’ solar sun shades are designed to withstand nature’s worst, such as prolonged sunlight exposure, heavy downpour, and powerful winds. When you purchase exterior sun shades, you can take comfort in the fact that you won’t have to replace them for years to come!


Protect Your Outdoor Space From Insects

Your outdoor space should be an oasis, free of any distractractions! But it can be hard to enjoy yourself if you’re constantly battling with pesky insects. Fortunately, exterior solar shades form a barrier between you and unwanted insects, allowing you to sit back and relax.


Purchase Exterior Solar Sun Shades Today

Keep cool this summer by purchasing exterior solar sun shades from a reputable window treatment company like Royal Window Treatments. When you choose to go with us, you can be confident that you will receive high-quality window treatments and exceptional customer service since we are one of the leading window treatment companies in New York City. Reach out to us today to get started on designing the perfect solar sun shades for your outdoor areas!