Exterior Shade Options

Looking to create a comfortable and stylish outdoor retreat? Explore a variety of exterior shade options that can transform your patio or deck into a relaxing oasis.


You might consider installing extendable awnings! These adjustable coverings not only provide protection from the sun and rain but also add a touch of elegance to your patio or deck. With the ability to extend or retract as needed, extendable awnings offer flexibility and comfort for your outdoor living area. Say goodbye to harsh UV rays and hello to a more relaxing and enjoyable outdoor experience with extendable awnings.Extendable awnings offer both shade and protection from the elements, while also adding a touch of sophistication to your outdoor space.

Exterior Shade Option, Extendable Awning

Solar Shades

Looking to upgrade your outdoor space with a traditional yet modern and convenient shade solution?  One very popular and economical option is manual solar shades. Manual solar shades allow you to easily adjust the amount of sunlight filtering into your space with the gentle pull of a weatherproof chain.  They come in a wide variety of colors and styles and do a fantastic job of taming the suns rays.  For added convenience and versatility, motorized options provide effortless control with just the touch of a button.  These innovative shades allow you to easily adjust the amount of sunlight filtering into your patio or deck. Say goodbye to manual adjustments and hello to a more convenient and customizable outdoor experience with motorized solar shades.  Solar shades have been called sunglasses for your home.

Exterior shade options, Exterior Solar Shades

What to Consider

There are a few things to consider when deciding on exterior shade options, particularly with awnings or shades.  An awning needs a sturdy wall to mount to.  Typical they are installed on the side of the home over a patio or deck.  Contractors should be able to locate studs in the walls or rim boards to ensure a secure installation.  Typically an awning is used when there is not an existing roof or cover currently over the deck or patio.

Rainier Awning

Exterior Solars shades are typically mounted over openings between posts on a deck or patio that already has a roof or cover.  Whether they are manual or motorized, solar shades do a fantastic job of controlling light  and enhancing privacy on outdoor enclosures. Note: if your enclosure is screened in, adding solar shades will undoubtedly create a moire affect when viewing the fabric.  This occurs when the two fabrics with open patterns like screens and solar shades lie next to each other.Moire Affect

Motorized Shades

Next Steps

So say goodbye to harsh sun rays and hello to a more enjoyable outdoor experience with these innovative shade solutions. Upgrade your outdoor living space today with a combination of extendable awnings and solar shades.  Made in the Shade of Northern Virginia offers a wide range of exterior shade solutions including awnings and solar shades.  Call us at 703-330-6487 or find us on the web at www.madeintheshadenova.com/make-appointment/ to set up your free consultation.