For Your Home And Patio
used for shade screens comes in a large variety of colors and sun
protection properties. The extrusion used in the frames of sun screen
can be matched to just about any screen color for a pleasing addition to your
material can also be used in a lot of different ways to shade
and protect just about anything. From building privacy panels to wood framed
covers over the garden, we will give you lots of ideas. We will show you how to
get the screens that will give you excellent outward visibility, provide insect
protection, protect your property against fading and sun rot, provide daytime
privacy and reduce glare.
above shows sun screens being used as a privacy
panel. The screens block out the afternoon sun for a better
patio experience. The screens to the right show that size and
shape of the window are not a problem. Custom screens can be
made to fit any window. The frames in this photo are
black to blend with the screen. There are many color options to
choose from in both screen color and frame color. The shade
qualities vary slightly with the color of the screen as we will
Other uses for shade screens
This is a
screen installed into an outdoor skylight
designed to reduce the morning sun coming into the atrium. We
make shade screens for indoor skylights on a regular bases, but this
was the first outdoors. The frame rests on four L brackets so
removal is easy.
screens were installed simply for the privacy. These are bath
and shower windows and our customer wanted a little more privacy
than what the fence allowed. The screens worked out perfectly.
Installing shade screens
Building and installing shade screens can vary in difficulty
depending on the specific design, size, and complexity of the
project. Here are some general considerations:
- DIY vs. Professional Installation: If you have basic construction skills
and experience with home improvement projects, building and installing shade
screens can be a manageable DIY task. However, it's important to assess your
own capabilities and determine if you have the necessary tools, materials, and
knowledge to complete the project safely and effectively. For more complex
installations or larger-scale projects, it might be advisable to hire a
professional installer to ensure proper installation and optimal performance.
- Design and Measurement: Before building or purchasing shade screens,
accurate measurements of the windows, doors, or outdoor areas where the
screens will be installed are crucial. This ensures that the screens fit
properly and provide effective shading. Additionally, consider the orientation
of your home and the path of the sun to determine the optimal placement and
angle of the screens for maximum shade.
- Materials and Tools: Shade screens can be constructed using various
materials such as fabric, mesh, or specialized solar screen materials. The
choice of materials depends on factors like durability, UV resistance, and
aesthetics. Additionally, you'll need appropriate tools like a tape measure,
scissors or utility knife, screwdrivers, and possibly a drill for
- Installation Methods: Shade screens can be installed using different
methods, depending on the specific design and location. Some common
installation techniques include attaching screens to existing structures using
screws, brackets, or clips, or using tension systems to secure the screens.
The installation process might involve working at heights, handling tools, and
potentially working with ladders or scaffolding, so it's essential to
prioritize safety and take necessary precautions.
- Instructions and Resources: If you choose to embark on a DIY shade screen
project, it's advisable to follow manufacturer instructions or consult online
resources that provide step-by-step guides or video tutorials specific to the
type of shade screen you are installing. These resources can offer valuable
tips and guidance throughout the process.
Remember, if you feel unsure about your abilities or if the
project seems beyond your skill level, it's best to consult with
professionals who can assist with installation or provide guidance.
They have the expertise and experience to ensure the shade screens
are installed correctly and effectively.
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