Gazebos, porches, and verandas all help to create extra living space. Making good use of these outdoor rooms and spaces, especially during the summer months can add to the overall comfort of your home. The trick is creating a cool, shady spot when the sun is shining directly on your outdoor space.
The proper window treatment or screen can make all the difference. It can transform an area from a place that becomes sweltering hot in the midday sun, to a relaxed, shaded area that allows for a cool breeze to pass through. By installing outdoor coverings you are essentially adding to your living space.
There are a number of options to choose from when considering outdoor window treatments. To start, a sliding door can be furnished with a retractable solar screen, allowing you to open the door while keeping allergens and bugs out. A solar screen also helps block the sun’s UV rays, protecting furniture and floors from sun damage and fading. Solar screens are not only excellent for sliding doors, but also are the perfect solution for enclosed porches or verandas.
Another excellent option for outdoor areas are woven wood shades. These treatments, made from 100 per cent recyclable materials, are a fantastic eco-friendly covering solution that will maintain that outdoor theme while allowing breeze to filter through.
Exterior solar shades are also recommended outdoor furnishings. Installed on the outside of your house or gazebo, these year-round shades work to block UV rays, reduce glare, and reflect the sun’s heat while still allowing natural light to filter through. By reflecting the sun’s heat, these coverings have the extra benefit of keeping your house or outdoor space cool, and reducing cooling costs.
There are a number of excellent outdoor window treatment options. Cambridge Budget Blind consultants are a great resource and can provide you with a host of information on furnishings that suit your particular needs.
Visit the Cambridge Budget Blind website , or contact them at: 519-658-2552.