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Outdoor Shades

Exterior solar shades provide shade, privacy, and UV protection.

While you may love spending time on your patio, balcony, or screened-in porch enjoying the fresh air and soaking up the sunshine, sometimes that sun can get a little too hot.

You may also want a little more privacy in your outdoor space! Prolonged exposure to sunlight can also cause your walls, floors, patio furniture, and other items to fade or even damage the structure of the materials. Much like our skin, our decor doesn’t appreciate regular, direct UV rays either.

Here at Exciting Windows! by Apollo, we know that window treatments aren’t just for your home’s interior—and that’s why we offer a wide selection of outdoor shades to our customers throughout the Cincinnati, Ohio, area.

The Benefits of Outdoor Shades

While outdoor shades are often used on their own to add style and light control to outdoor spaces, they can also be installed on the outside of windows, in conjunction with other interior window treatments, to provide extra coverage. Some of the biggest benefits of having outdoor shades installed at your Cincinnati-area home include:

  • Enhanced energy efficiency – When installed outside of your windows, outdoor shades add an extra layer of protection which can reduce solar heat gain and keep your home more comfortable.
  • Effective UV protection – Outdoor shades can block out harsh ultraviolet rays, thereby preventing your furnishing and other possessions from falling victim to the damaging effects of the sun.
  • Glare reduction – Don’t let an annoying sun glare prevent you from enjoying the big game or your favorite movie. With outdoor shades installed, you’ll have all the light coverage you need.
  • Light diffusion – While higher-opacity fabrics can help you achieve more room darkening, our outdoor shades are also available in semi-translucent materials that diffuse sunlight to create a soft glow and help you set the perfect mood.
  • Flexibility – for areas such as porches and balconies, you may not have the structure or the desire to fully encase them. When shade or privacy are concerns, exterior solar shades can function much like a screen, but without the permanency. 

Many of our outdoor shade solutions can also be motorized, allowing you to control them with just the touch of a button, a voice command, or even set schedules to block harsh mid-day sun and UV rays.

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Contact Us Today

To learn more about having outdoor shades or other window treatments installed at your home in the Cincinnati, OH, area, contact Exciting Windows! by Apollo today.

Taking Window Treatments to the Next Level

At Exciting Windows! by Apollo, we believe in providing our customers with top-quality products and personalized customer service to help them create the home they’ve always dreamed of. Let’s work together to do the same for your home.
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Initial Consultation

Initial Consultation

Schedule a visit to our showroom or talk with us on the phone. We’ll make sure we understand what you need to accomplish.

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Designer Home Visit

We come to your home to experience your unique style first-hand and discover how your new design can express it. 

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Fabrication & Installation

Your designs are handcrafted by master seamstresses and installed by highly-trained, certified technicians.