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How to Make the Most of Your Patio with Outdoor Motorized Shades

Create the Perfect 3-Season Indoor/Outdoor Space

On these pages, we've often discussed the virtues of motorized shades; they bring a variety of real benefits and luxury to any home. But have you thought about outdoor motorized shades? They’re not just for sun-soaked restaurant patios or homes in California. They work to help you get more use of your patio here in Illinois too.

You might be thinking that the outdoor season in Illinois is shorter than in the South and West, and of course, that's correct. That's one reason why we think outdoor motorized shading can make your patio more of an indoor/outdoor space, letting you stretch your outdoor use in good weather days in spring, summer, and fall.

Let's look at five ways outdoor motorized shades let you do more with your Barrington home's outdoor spaces. After all, can't we all use a little more time outside these days?

 

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Blocking Wind

Chicago isn't known as the Windy City for nothing. Our proximity to Lake Michigan and relatively flat geography can make for windy conditions even on lovely days. With outdoor motorized shades, one touch of a button can lower shades and help minimize the wind. So enjoy that meal outside on a sunny and crisp day. Add a patio heater, and even cool spring and fall days are fair game for outdoor entertainment.

 

Temperature Control

Even though we mentioned three seasons, you could go further and take advantage of sunny winter days too. If you opt for thicker screen fabrics that have more insulation properties, when you add a patio heater or fire pit (or both) you could be sipping a warming hot chocolate in cozy comfort on your patio. It might feel a little bit like camping outside, only much more comfortable.  

 

Filter the Sun

Your covered patio area may still have significant sun exposure. If you have one side that’s always heating up from the sun, outdoor shades can help. Press a button on your smartphone or a wall-mounted keypad and your shades can filter the sun, letting in just enough light but keeping the area comfortable. Want even more automation? Your shades can be integrated with a smart home system like Control4, and a light or temperature sensor can trigger your shades to lower automatically to maintain comfort. You’ll have one less excuse not to spend more time outside.

 

Control Insects

Depending on your property, you may experience a fair amount of insects in the summer. If that sometimes keeps you indoors, outdoor motorized shades can create more of an indoor/outdoor room. Lowering the shades can significantly reduce the number of insects that tend to bug you (pun intended). Meals and relaxing outside will be far more pleasant with less time spent swatting.

 

Enjoy Thunderstorms

There is a distinct pleasure in sitting outside while a Midwest summer thunderstorm brings a refreshing change to a hot summer day. Even if it's driving rain, lower your outdoor shades to keep water out and patio furniture dry. Then enjoy the show with your favorite beverage and recall how fascinating thunderstorms were when you were a kid.

 

Custom Style, Easy Control

Avidia works with Screen Innovations for outdoor shading. The company is an expert in screening material and how to handle light based on their experience with advanced home theater and media room screens. They have unique styles that enhance your outdoor look and offer state-of-the-art integration with smart home systems to coordinate your shades with lighting, outdoor audio/video entertainment, automated fan, fireplaces and heaters, and more.

 

Avidia offers everything you need in home technology for smarter indoor and outdoor living.  Call us at (847) 868-9200 to get in touch, fill out our contact form, or click below to connect immediately with one of our expert staff. We look forward to working with you.

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