Exterior roller shades are not something new on the market. They are available for decades and what is interesting about these window treatments is that they are not losing their popularity. All the manufacturers that are working in this field are constantly trying to improve the designs and looks of these window treatments. There are many materials that are used in the process of production of exterior roller shades.
Many people are still unaware of the benefits that this type of window treatments brings. There are many benefits but we will only point out two of them that are considered to be the most important ones.
First of all, exterior rollers shades can block the heat. Thanks to these shades the sun rays can’t reach the windows. The feeling of heat in the room is often caused because of that – the windows are exposed to direct sun light and they absorb that heat and reflect it inside the room. These shades are very simple and as we have mentioned before they are available in different patterns, materials and colors which means besides their protective feature they are functional too. Since they have rollers installed in them this means that they are not something that cannot be “removed” from the look of your home. By pulling up the shades they are practically invisible. You can also adjust these shades when the sun is not that powerful. These exterior roller shades are most useful in rooms that are exposed to sun directly.
Another great benefit of using these shades is that they provide good protection against curious looks. In case your room is looking to the street or your neighbor’s house/apartment there is a great chance that you will face curious looks every day. It is natural to look at some place that has only a window and there is activity inside. But thanks to these shades this won’t be possible. The good thing is that most of these shades provide light filtering which means that you won’t experience total dark when you pull them down. By simple adjustment you can achieve the effect of total darkness too. This feature is especially useful at night because this is the period of the day when we use artificial light and the things that are going on in our home are even more visible to the people that are outside.
These are some of the benefits of using exterior roller shades. It is good to point out that today these shades are not very expensive and people can choose from various shades produced by different manufacturers. They are also very convenient when it comes to installation and removal so even people with limited knowledge in this field can do that on their own. This process won’t leave any permanent marks on the exterior look of your home. Remember that since these shades are placed outside they will require more maintenance compared to indoor shades because of the atmospheric influences.