Spending time outdoors has proven health benefits—from lowering blood pressure to reducing stress and improving our moods. And who doesn’t love a sunny day in the shade or an evening under the stars? It’s summertime here in Carmel, IN. So why not make the most of the warm weather while it’s here?
Well, there may be a few reasons you’re tempted to stay indoors with the AC. For one, harsh, direct sunlight can be uncomfortable when you’re trying to relax on the lawn. Plus, pesky insects and pollen-dusted furniture can ruin any outdoor gathering.
Luckily, we have a solution. If you want to add comfort to your patio, open porch, or pergola, consider installing motorized shades. With a tap of a button or voice command, you can lower weatherproof shades instantly, shading the space while keeping bugs, wind, dust, and pollen out.
How do outdoor motorized shades work? And what’s the best brand to use? We share below!
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Ready to keep mosquitos out of your outdoor spaces? When connected to battery or wire power, motorized sunshades and insect screens let you wirelessly and effortlessly manage them from your phone, tablet, or remote. We can then integrate your outdoor shades with the rest of your smart home, so they activate alongside outdoor lighting, audio, and more.
And imagine how simple it would be if outdoor screens knew the exact moment they should lower. We can sync shades to sunlight sensors that trigger shades to descend when sunlight hits directly. And through your smart home system, you can program shades to follow a schedule, so they activate automatically when the sun and insects are most active.
You’ll need two elements for successful automated shading: the shades and the control system. Screen Innovations is one of our preferred outdoor shading manufacturers, as its weatherproof motorized shades and sunscreens are available in a range of opacity levels. Whether you want to maintain the view outdoors or block as much sunlight as possible, Screen Innovations has a fabric for you.
As for control systems, Lutron offers a seamless, smart experience that gives you complete control over shades, lights, thermostats, and more from the same system. Screen Innovations’ motorized shades are compatible with Lutron systems, and every time you send out a command, you can trust it will respond instantly. Plus, Lutron’s hembar alignment technology means motorized shades are always aligned in a neat row, creating an aesthetically pleasing experience.
Are you curious about motorized shades for your outdoor living areas? Want to learn more about our outdoor entertainment solutions?
The Premier Group is Carmel, Indiana’s destination for home technology and is a certified Lutron and Screen Innovations dealer. Contact us here to learn more and get started with your home project today!
Indiana Design Center
200 S. Rangeline Road Suite 118
Carmel, IN 46032
p: (317) 580-1032