Exterior Solar Shades in Cincinnati


Imagine lounging poolside or dining al fresco with protection from harsh heat, glaring UV rays, and troublesome bugs…without losing the ambiance of being outdoors! Exterior solar shades are a clever solution to maximize your comfort and enjoyment, and can be custom-built to bring both beauty and flexible function to your patio, porch, or terrace.

At Apollo Draperies, we specialize in customizing exterior solar shades to complement your unique space, whether a city balcony or a sprawling pool deck. From opacity and color to motorization that makes raising and lowering a breeze, our expert team in Ohio can help you design and integrate a shade system tailored to your outdoor living style.

Protection from Insects and the Elements


Exterior solar shades pull double duty, not only controlling sunlight but acting as a line of defense against insects, creating a barrier between you and buzzing bugs so you can dine, lounge, and play without worrying about pesky bites or offensive repellents. In addition, the weather-resistant fabric can withstand whatever the Cincinnati seasons dish out. With protection from wind and rain, you’re invited to enjoy your outdoor retreat anytime, regardless of the forecast.

Enhanced Privacy

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When you include exterior solar shades in your outdoor living space, you get the best of both worlds — all the perks of the great outdoors plus an added sense of seclusion. Available in varying opacity levels, we can customize your shades for privacy that suits your needs and lifestyle, whether you want to host a lively gathering without feeling exposed to the neighbors or simply prefer a sense of solitude.

Reduce Solar Glare and Exposure to Harmful UV Rays


No more squinting eyes or burning skin, exterior shades preserve natural light while reducing solar glare and protecting against harmful UV rays even on the brightest Ohio days. It’s a win for you and your family, but also for your outdoor furnishings, safeguarding them from damage and premature fading due to extended sun exposure.

Custom-Designed for Any Space

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An outdoor sanctuary designed for YOU — that’s our specialty at Apollo Draperies. We know no two properties are exactly alike, and we don’t settle for one-size-fits-all shade solutions. Instead, our team can custom-design exterior solar shades specific to your space. From cozy covered porches to patios primed for entertaining, a custom exterior solar shade installation checks all the boxes.


Solar shades are a versatile and stylish solution that shields your space from insects and the elements without ruining your view. With over 50 years of experience in the industry, outdoor shade solutions are second nature at Apollo Draperies. Our award-winning designers are nationally recognized leaders in outdoor motorized shading.

Ready to chat patio goals? Schedule a consultation today to learn more about our custom-designed solutions for outdoor living in Cincinnati.

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