Summer is here and we all love to be outdoors! However, we hate the sun at times. Maybe you have a porch, a screened in porch, or a patio enclosure and you're tired of the sun shining in your face when you're having your morning coffee. Sheer Weave shades are exactly what you need! There are so many colors, styles, and levels of openness available to meet all your needs.
Sheer weave shades are in the roller shade family and operate the same way. We have two operating systems available for outdoor screen shades. You can either have a beaded chain or cable guided lift system. The cable guided lift system attaches the shades to a cable cord that allows the shade to withstand higher winds and not blow around if left down.
Sheer weaves are great for the outdoors. Our locally made sheer weave shades are made out of vinyl fabric that is easy to clean and very durable in the weather. You can literally take a hose and wash the fabric. Our hardware and brackets are made of aluminum to prevent rusting in the rainy weather also. Helpful tip: to get years of continued use, we recommend that you store your shades inside for the winter.
With sheer weaves, you still have visibility of the outdoors but you also have light control. We sell different levels of openness. The tighter the weave the more light you block and the less view through you have. For instance, 0% is the tightest weave we sell with no visibility all the way to 5% which has the best view through allowing more light in. We typically sell 3% - 5% openness the most. Anything more than 5% will not offer great light control. Something to think about when you're picking colors, darker colors have better view through than lighter colors, but they also absorb more heat whereas lighter colors reflect the heat.
There are so many reasons why sheer weaves are great shades. They help with light control, heat control, provide visibility, and also UV ray protection. If you have a wide opening, sheer weaves are perfect because they are lighter weight than other shades. If you're concerned about mold growing, our sheer weaves are antimicrobial meaning they deter the growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria. Awesome I know! Sheer shades are so versatile, making them the best shade for outdoors.
By Ellie Rieser