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Solar Shades 101

Digital Strategies Support - Tuesday, August 25, 2015

We love our homes and other living areas like porches, especially on lazy days. While we like to bask in the summer sun and enjoy the outdoors when the weather’s nice, there’s definitely a limit to how much we can be exposed before it starts to get less enjoyable. A solar shade is a great way to help protect your home from the harsh rays of the sun, while still adding an element of style and visual appeal.

Sun Damage

Simply put, too much direct sun exposure is not only hot and potentially irritating for us, but it can also be damaging to your home. Research shows that prolonged, extensive exposure to the sun can cause our homes to degrade more quickly than if the sunlight and heat were better regulated. A solar shade is a great way to manage the exposure to the sun faced by your home, your furniture, and of course – yourself!

Style and Appeal

When many people picture solar shades, they picture plain, bulky-looking shades that are probably black. The reality is that there are a number of specialized solar shades that you can have, with a huge range of styles to suit whatever design and feel that you’d like to keep throughout your home. Solar shades are even available with special patterns and colors to add liveliness to your décor.

Design Options

There are a wide range of options for your solar shades. They can be crafted using standard awning fabrics, solar screen material, vinyl “windows,” bug screening, and more. There are also several types of design approaches such as lace-on, zippered roll-up, fixed panel, and manual cassetted or motorized roller retractable solar shades. Whatever your project, there’s a custom option available for you to get exactly what you’re looking for.

Custom Solar Shades

The team at Dorchester Awning will design and build custom solar shades based on your specific needs and wishes. It all starts with an in-depth consultation to determine which style you’re looking for, as well as the sizes and dimensions that you’ll need to fit into your current design and layout. We’ll then custom-build your solar shades to order so that it’s just what the doctor ordered.

If you’d like to get started on your custom solar shades, call Dorchester Awning today to discuss your needs and how we can help to deliver the perfect solar shades for your project.

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