Tammy of Vintage White Farmhouse has a gorgeous wrap-around porch on her Utah home, but discovered that even in early fall, it was way too hot to sit out there.
"We haven't been able to enjoy the porch at all this summer. When the sun is setting, the porch is just blazing hot."
Plus, Tammy was worried that the intense sun would fade or damage the finish on her brand new front door.
She reached out to a Blinds.com Designer for help cooling off her space, and found some porch shades that block glare and heat.
"I didn't know that you could send a company a few measurements, and then they would send you custom roller shades for your outdoor space!"
Solar shades come in a range of weave openness, from 1% to about 14% openness. The lower the percent, the tighter the weave and less light and heat come through. A more open weave like 10-14% will give you a clearer view out, but less solar protection.
Tammy landed on Blinds.com Outdoor Solar Shades in Palermo Frost 3%. The fabric matches the trim color on her porch and gives a clear enough view out while providing major heat protection.
Tammy installed five shades across her porch, and is now able to enjoy her outdoor space in comfort. The shaded can be lowered with a durable crank, and all have tie-down anchors that keep the shades from flapping in the wind and causing damage.
"These are so easy to install. You just screw in the bracket and snap them in place!"
To complete the look for fall, Tammy framed her door in fall foliage and arranged some lanterns and faux pumpkins.
At the end of the porch, she decked out a wall with paper bats, and set up a charming seating area with a few chairs and a cafe table. It's now an inviting place to relax as a family, no matter what season it is.
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Tammy selected Blinds.com Outdoor Solar Shades in Palermo Frost 3%. Need help finding your perfect porch shades or dressing another window? Blinds.com designers are available to help by phone or live chat.