Summer is the time of year when everyone remembers their patio: that perfect indoor-outdoor space where you can soak up outside while still having the comforts of home nearby. Of course, after spending some time on your patio on the first nice day of the summer, most people also remember all the little things that they wanted to fix about their patio.
Too hot, too much sun, not enough shade, and uncomfortable are the last things you want to be thinking about when it comes to spending time on your patio. One great way to get your patio in perfect condition for the summer is to get some proper patio shades.
There are just as many kinds of patio shades as there are patios, but with our over 20+ years of combined experience at Takoy Windows by Design, we know what you need to look out for when selecting shades for your patio.
Patio Cooling and Lighting Control
Controlling the amount of light and temperature of your patio is one of the best ways to ensure that you will be comfortable using it at any time of day. Solar shades offer exceptional protection against the extra harsh sun, lowering the temperature of your patio and protecting the finish of all your patio furniture.
These shades also come in varying levels of UV and glare protection but don’t block so much light as to prevent you from looking out at your yard and enjoying the beautiful outdoors. Insolroll® offers a huge variety of high-quality solar shades for your patio, with openness ranging from 1% to 14%. Their customization options ensure you’ll find a perfect match.
Ease of Operation and Upkeep
Patio Shades are a great way of upgrading your patio for the summer, but for larger patios, the number of shades that need to be moved up and down every day can get cumbersome. Luckily, there are many ways to deal with that, including our favorite: motorized blinds.
Hunter Douglas offers their PowerView® Automation technology with many of their shade options. This system allows for remote control of your shades and lets you program your shades to raise and lower automatically at certain times; it can even follow the cycle of the sun. It’s ultra-convenient and will ensure that your patio shades are just where they need to be. We offer several other window motorization methods as well, from premium companies like InsolRoll®, Graber®, and Comfortex®.
We here at Takoy Windows by Design are 100% committed to your complete satisfaction. We strive to ensure that every part of your experience is perfect and you get the exact window treatments you want for your home.