Updated: Sep 6
Maximize the Use of Your Outdoor Space All Season Long
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We’ve talked before about the many benefits of motorized shades for your home. It’s one of those features that you might think you don’t need until you see how much value they add to the way you live – and you wonder how you ever did without them before.
Along the same lines, we have another smart home feature that you might not have thought about in for your home:
Outdoor sun shades. If you believe that this is more suited for Florida or California, we invite you to think again; they're just as useful for your home here in New Jersey. Let’s look at some great reasons why outdoor sun shades could be the perfect complement to your outdoor living spaces.
Filter the Sun If you have a covered but sunny patio area, outdoor sun shades can increase your comfort. If the sun's rays coming from the side bake one part of your patio, you can press a button on a wall-mounted keypad, outdoor remote control, or a smartphone app and instantly lower the shades to a comfortable position to filter the sun. If you've been to a restaurant when too much sun hits their patio and they have these sun shades, you know what a difference they make.
Control the Bugs While we're fortunate not to have too many insects in the spring and summer in New Jersey, they are here nonetheless. Outdoor sun shades can help keep bugs out of your patio area by enclosing it. You may not keep them all out, but you will certainly have them under control, especially for when you and your family enjoy meals outside.
Block the Wind If it's a comfortable temperature outside but windy, motorized outdoor shades can enclose your patio space and make it convenient for relaxing, eating, or even enjoying your outdoor TV and sound system. On crisp fall days, you can make more use of your patio by cutting the wind with shades and using patio heaters to maintain a comfortable temperature.
Enjoy the Rain Even when it’s driving rain with wind outside, you can enjoy the thunderstorm on your patio. Outdoor shades can block the wind and keep you from getting wet while you enjoy the show. Not to mention the advantage of keeping your outdoor furniture dry and protected.
Customized Style and Control You’ll be happy to know that outdoor sun shades are available in a wide variety of designer colors and fabrics. We work with Screen Innovations for our outdoor shades, and the company leveraged its expertise in home theater and media room projection screens to design this thoroughly modern outdoor solution. Because of their experience with custom theater screens, they also understood the importance of easy control. From the start, Screen Innovations designed their shades to be controllable from all the major smart home automation systems, including our preferred control solution, Savant. That means you’ll be able to coordinate your outdoor shades with smart outdoor lighting, water features, entertainment, and more.
Bravo AV would like to show you more about how outdoor sun shades can add more value to your New Jersey home’s outdoor living space. We look forward to working with you! Contact us or hit the chat button below to quickly connect with one of our specialists.
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Bravo AV is proud to be an HTA (Home Technology Association) Certified Installation Firm and professional A/V experts. Tom Curnin, the owner of Bravo AV, is a CEDIA Professional Designer, a certified THX Level 1 home theater professional and a member of the Home Acoustic Alliance trained to Level II. You can contact Tom directly at (908) 953-0555 or through email at Tom@BravoAV.com.