While many people seem to be transitioning to fall and pumpkin spice-flavored everything already (and for good reason, it’s been a scorcher of a summer thus far), what they’re forgetting is that it’s still summer out – all the way through September 20th, according to the calendar. This means that the sun’s rays are still pretty intense, and it’s worth investing in some nice exterior shade solutions so that you can be comfortable in your home, around your home, and in your backyard for the next couple of months.

Arjay’s Has You Covered – Literally!

By providing a full range of exterior shading devices and outdoor blinds, Arjay’s Window Fashions can work with the outside of your home just as much as we can with interior window coverings. Exterior shading not only provides the best option on the market when you’re trying to control solar heat through glass, but exterior shades can also increase the livable space in your home by adding shade and protection to your patios. Things like roller shades or roller screens are fantastic ways to make your porticos more comfortable by adding shade for those hot summer days and insect protection for those muggy summer nights.

You might be wondering what else we offer at Arjay’s Window Fashions that will help the exterior of your home beat the heat. We’ll continue looking at a few more exterior shade solutions that will not only help you save significant amounts of money on your energy bill but also make the outside areas of your home a more pleasant place to spend time in.


Retractable Awnings

Retractable awnings provide certain advantages over fixed awnings because they can be deployed in a way that allows sunlight to access windows and patios (that is, if that’s your desire). Additionally, retractable awnings are nice because they’ll eliminate solar heat when it is unwanted. While many retractable awnings tend to be manually operated, motorized retractable awnings are available from Arjay’s that offers the ultimate convenience for exterior shading solutions.

Exterior Rolling Shutters

If you’re looking for a lot of control in the way of solar and thermal input, then exterior rolling shutters present a sensible option for you. These type of window coverings will roll up and down alongside channels and are also concealed within a headbox that go over the openings of the shutters when they are rolled up.

To help with optimal thermal performance, the aluminum sections that travel along the channels of the rolling shutters are actually injected with a type of insulation. This insulation also adds to the overall mass of your shutters, thereby enhancing sound reduction and thus giving your property just a little more privacy.

Exterior Zipper Channel Roller Shades

These type of shades offer great protection not only in the way of sun protection but also for bug protection during the day and the night. Similar to our cable-guided roller shades, Arjay’s zipper channel shades will remain taut and fixed when they’re windblown. Plus, due to the fact that the leading edges of the material are concealed within the channel on each side, this eliminates any opportunity for those pesky insects to enter through the gaps in the material of the shades. This makes our zipper channel roller shades bug proof, which is a really nice feature to have during the summer where insects are at their peak population and activity.

Make Your Home A Place Worth Spending Time!

Investing in the right window covering solutions for exterior shade are worth it because they’ll make your home and property a more comfortable place to be around. And besides, your home is somewhere that you’ve invested a lot of time and money into making it your own, so why not beat the heat for the remainder of this hot summer and actually enjoy the time in your backyard? To get in touch with your friendly exterior shade and outdoor blind specialists here at Arjay’s Window Fashions, click here!  

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