Exterior Solar Shades

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Exterior solar shades make it easy to enjoy the benefits of solar shades year-round. Manufactured with exterior-rated components and fabrics, they're installed to the outside of your window or patio to block the sun's rays before they reach your window—without blocking your view.

  • Ideal for patios, decks and south-facing windows
  • Stops heat transference to keep interior cool
  • Reduces air conditioning costs
  • Maintains view to the outside
  • Blocks UV rays to protect furniture, carpets, and belongings
  • Light colors block more heat; dark colors provide a better view to the outside
  • Choose low openness for better UV blockage and privacy; select high openness for a better view to the outside.
Product Ratings for Exterior Solar Shades
Definitions

Price

*Based on average window size of 48" x 60"

$

Least expensive

$$

Minimal expense

$$$

Moderate expense

$$$$

Most expensive


Privacy Levels

Minimal

Images are visible through shades.

Moderate

Increased privacy; images appear as vague shapes or shadows.

Complete

Maximum privacy; images are not visible through shades.

Light Control Levels

Sheer

Allows light to enter.

Light Filtering

Diffuses light for a screened view. Deeper fabric colors offer more light control.

Room Darkening

Deeper fabric colors darken a room; light colors filter and diffuse bright sunlight.

Blackout

Blocks all light from entering. All fabric colors provide maximum light control.

Energy Efficiency

Good

Provides some level of insulation.

Better

Provides moderate level of insulation.

Best

Provides highest level of insulation.
Price
$$$
Privacy Levels

Minimal

Light Control Levels

Sheer

Light Filtering

Energy Efficiency
Good
  • Collection: Lattice
  • Color Name: Alabaster
  • Color Number: 51502
  • Options Shown: Exterior Solar Shades with Continuous-loop Lift and White Cassette Valances
Exterior Solar Shades
Exterior Solar Shades
Like standard solar shades, exterior solar shades maintain your view to the outside while protecting your interior from UV rays and reducing glare on screens. Choose darker colors for a better view, lighter colors for better temperature control.
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53  colors
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1% Openness

Feedback 1%
Americano
47907
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Antler
47914
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Coconut Milk
47910
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Frostine
47901
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Mineral Point
47908
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Feedback 1%
Shiny Nickel
47906
Muse 1%
Alaska Sky
47604
Muse 1%
Formal
47612
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Fresh Mocha
47609
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Good Egg
47601
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Muse 1%
Irish Oatmeal
47607
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Stovepipe
47610
     
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3% Openness

Feedback 3%
Frostine
48201
Feedback 3%
Mineral Point
48208
Scene
Boulder
48602
Scene
White hot
48601
 
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4% Openness

Ballad
Gosling
49202
Ballad
Siamese
49203
Ballad
Suit
49204
Revelation
Biscuit
48703
Revelation
Corbel
48704
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Revelation
Quinoa
48702
       
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5% Openness

Feedback 5%
Americano
48307
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Antler
48314
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Coconut Milk
48310
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Frostine
48301
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Mineral Point
48308
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Muse 5%
Alaska Sky
47804
Muse 5%
Formal
47812
Muse 5%
Fresh Mocha
47809
Muse 5%
Good Egg
47801
Muse 5%
Irish Oatmeal
47807
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Muse 5%
Stovepipe
47810
       
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7% Openness

Steppe
Dune
40441
Steppe
Gobi
40444
Steppe
Kalihari
40443
Steppe
Mojave
40445
Steppe
Sahara
40442
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8% Openness

Caballero
Chessboard
49702
Caballero
Organic
49704
Caballero
Scrimshaw
49701
Intrigue
Hyperspace
49103
Intrigue
Yurt
49101
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Maze
Heather Grey
48503
Maze
Luster Bronze
48504
Maze
Smooth Cream
48502
Maze
White Lines
48501
 
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10% Openness

Feedback 10%
Frostine
48401
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Mineral Point
48408
     
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14% Openness

Fairmont
Almond
40505
Fairmont
Black
40504
Fairmont
Cream
40507
Fairmont
Rice
40506
 
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Please note that due to variations in devices and printers, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of colors shown. All swatches are samples of the color ordered; swatches do not represent actual product size or type.
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