Custom Outdoor Roller Shades

Outdoor roller shades are tough enough to stand up to the elements. They offer:

  • Sunlight and heat control for an outdoor space, like a patio
  • Privacy from prying eyes
  • Protection from harsh UV radiation

While practical, they don’t have to look functional. They can beautify the space they protect. And we can motorize them so they open and lower automatically to protect your belongings even when you’re away from home.

Outdoor roller shades of various sizes on a house.

What Are Outdoor Roller Shades?

Outdoor shades look like indoor shades but are meant for exterior use. They’re mounted outside windows, patios, decks, etc.

In contrast to indoor shades, outdoor shades are made from materials that resist moisture, UV rays, and temperature fluctuations. Indoor shades prioritize interior lighting control and privacy. They lack the durability and weather resistance for outdoor use.

Outdoor shades effectively block sunlight, reduce glare, and maintain outdoor comfort, making them a valuable addition to patios, decks, pergolas, and other exterior spaces.

A large outdoor roller shade on a balcony.

Why Choose Outdoor Shades?

  • Sunlight Control: Outdoor shades are ideal for patios, decks, pergolas, and gazebos. They significantly reduce glare and heat, creating a more comfortable environment for outdoor activities.
  • Durability: Outdoor shades are built with robust materials that survive extended exposure to the sun and the elements.
  • Enhanced Privacy: Outdoor shades create a more intimate atmosphere. They let you enjoy your outdoor space without feeling exposed.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: Like indoor roller shades, outdoor variants come in multiple fabric colors and designs. They can complement your outdoor decor, adding style and visual appeal.
  • UV Screening: Outdoor shades protect your exterior furniture, flooring, and other belongings from sun damage and fading.
  • Energy Efficiency: By blocking sunlight and reducing heat transfer, shades keep your outdoor space cooler. This also benefits indoor areas because your patio absorbs and radiates less heat. In Southern California, unshaded concrete can reach temperatures well above 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Easy Maintenance: Occasional cleaning with water and mild detergent is all they need.
White roller shades covering large windows.

Customizing Your Outdoor Shades

Outdoor shades are every bit as customizable as indoor shades.

  • Size and Shape: We can cut your blinds to virtually any dimensions. It makes no difference if you’re covering a large patio door or a small window.
  • Fabric: Your options include solar screen fabrics, blackout fabrics, and more. PVC and polyester fabrics are best for light control, sun-reflective materials minimize heat and glare, and eco-friendly fibers appeal to environmentally-conscious homeowners.
  • Color and Design: Outdoor shades come in assorted colors and designs. They enhance the aesthetics of the space they protect.
  • Opacity Level: Options range from sheer, which allows more light and visibility, to opaque, for maximum privacy and sun blocking.
  • Cord-Operated or Cordless: Choose from several lifting systems. Cordless options are child-safe and have a clean and modern appearance.
  • Motorization: Motorized shades can be controlled remotely or even programmed to open and close at specific times, automatically providing sun protection and privacy.
  • Valance Styles: Valances cover the top of the shades. Choose cassette valances, fabric-wrapped valances, or exposed roll valances, according to your preference.
  • Outdoor Accessories: Accessories include tie-downs, wind sensors, sun sensors, and more. Wind sensors can automatically retract shades during windy conditions, while sun sensors adjust shading based on sunlight intensity.
  • Bottom Rail Styles: Different rail styles — exposed, enclosed, or decorative — let you personalize the look of your shades.
Outdoor roller shades on an apartment building.

Installation & Follow-up: What to Expect

  • Our sales staff will make an appointment to install your blinds.
  • Our installers will install your shades to the highest standards and show you how to operate and maintain them.
  • We view our relationship with you as permanent. If ever you experience a problem with your blinds, we’ll do our utmost to repair them.
A man measuring window blinds with a tape measure.

Why Choose Aero Shade?

  • We specialize in window treatments and can deliver the best possible results for your home or office.
  • We've been in business since 1947.
  • We're family-owned and 100% committed to customer satisfaction.
  • Our window treatments for luxury homes have been featured in lifestyle and design magazines.
  • We've installed blinds and shades for USC, UCLA, the Long Beach and Los Angeles Unified School Districts, and several Fortune 500 corporations.
  • Our prices are reasonable. All estimates are free.
  • We're an authorized dealer of the high-quality Hunter Douglas and Lutron brands.
  • Our customer relationship continues after the installation. If you ever have a problem with an Aero Shade window treatment, we'll do our best to fix it.