Skip to main content

Outdoor Automated Shades Provide Beauty and Protection

Outdoor motorized shades halfway lowered around a patio with fans, seating areas, and a grill.

Extend Your Living Space with Outdoor Motorized Shades

Homeowners have been extending their living spaces for some time, creating enchanting retreats where they enjoy food, good company, and relaxing afternoons. Today’s technology makes adding entertainment to the mix easier than ever. High-fidelity outdoor speakers deliver immersive audio across expansive estates, and 4K UHD outdoor TVs provide incredible lifelike images in brilliant colors. 

Outdoor entertainment has never been better. There is, however, another technology that defies the elements, enabling homeowners to truly enjoy the great outdoors no matter the weather in Chicago, IL. The latest outdoor automated shades take outdoor living to the next level. Let’s explore how these motorized shades enhance your comfort and convenience.

SEE ALSO: 4 Ways to Amp Up Your Outdoor Entertainment this Spring and Summer

The Perfect Climate 

Outdoor automated shades are perfect for patios, pergolas, gazebos, carports, and even garages. At Barrett’s Technology Solutions, we partner with Draper, an industry leader in outdoor shading solutions. These shades can reduce the temperature in your enclosed area by as much as 20 degrees in the summer while maximizing natural daylight. Adding fans can create a nice breeze even on the hottest days.

Many of our clients also incorporate firepits, fire features, and outdoor heaters to create a three-season room for dining and entertaining. These shades offer protection from wind, rain, snow, and harmful UV rays, and they have even been wind tunnel tested.

Al Fresco Dining Without Uninvited Guests

Spring and summer in Chicago offer some of the best weather for outdoor dining. Unfortunately, with the growing warmth come wasps, bees, horseflies, cicadas, mosquitoes, and crickets. And, as we know, nothing can disturb a wonderful outdoor gathering with friends or family more than an invasion of pesky insects.

Fortunately, retractable shades offer the perfect solution, creating a barrier that keeps out these unwanted intruders.

Add Beauty & Privacy

Draper offers thousands of fabric colors and textures, creating the perfect design for your unique needs. They also provide custom digital printing that matches colors and artwork for a unique solution, blending seamlessly with your home's aesthetics. 

Your outdoor motorized shades offer beauty and privacy while protecting your furniture from the damage caused by UV rays.

Effortless Control

These spaces are the perfect room for outdoor entertainment, letting you retain your beautiful views in a comfortable environment. Anti-glare fabric offers better lighting for TV screens, allowing you to experience the beauty and peace that comes from nature while enjoying the best movies and sporting events without the sun's glare. 

These shades also offer one-touch control, lowering or raising effortlessly. Additionally, we can program them to raise and lower at certain times of the day automatically. For instance, some families want their outdoor shades to lower 30 minutes after sunset to ensure privacy. When integrated with a home automation system, you can tap the 'Al Fresco Dining' icon on a touchscreen, and the shades lower, the firepit ignites, the patio and landscape lights illuminate, and the 'Outdoor Dining’ playlist streams through your outdoor areas. 

Are you ready to create the perfect environment with today’s outdoor automated shades? To learn more about their many features or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Barrett’s Technology Solutions today.

Lutron, Luxury & Motorized Shades
How to Create an Oasis On Your Deck With an Outdoo...