Outdoor Curtains

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Outdoor living areas like sunrooms and screened patios are not only a very costly choice, they also require contractors to build and usually take a long time to complete.


Fortunately, there’s a simpler and less expensive option if your home already has a secured porch or deck, or if there’s a pergola or gazebo in your backyard.


When choosing the right shades or drapes, the quality of fabric is an important factor to consider, as you would want them to be fade and water resistant.
Sunbrella fabrics, for example, block 98% of the sun’s harmful UV rays, are breathable, fade, water and mildew-resistant.

Outdoor curtains for patio:

Shades By Design’s large range of trending colors, fabrics and styles, allow you to pick your perfect fit to make your patio living space a true oasis.

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FAQ’s Outdoor Curtains

What are the benefits of outdoor curtains?

Outdoor curtains offer many benefits which include:

      1. Enhanced privacy
      2. UV protection
      3. Protection from mosquitos and other pesky insects
      4. Cost effective way to create an enclosed outdoor space.
Where is the best place to install outdoor curtains?

Outdoor curtains are a great option for patios, porches, gazebos, cabanas, and other freestanding structures. Outdoor curtains are perfect for residential and commercial spaces.  

Do you have a space other than the ones mentioned above that you would like to install custom outdoor curtains? Contact us today to tell us more about your project.

What fabrics do you recommend for outdoor curtains?

For outdoor solutions, it is important to use fabrics that are durable yet breathable, fade and sun bleach resistant, mildew resistant and easy to maintain.  Sunbrella fabrics, for example, offer the previously mentioned benefits while also offering protection from harmful UV rays.

What differentiates outdoor curtains from indoor curtains?

Outdoor and indoor curtains and drapery offer similar benefits. The difference is mainly in the fabrics used. Interior curtains can be made with virtually any fabric you prefer.  With outdoor curtains, however, durability and other factors need to be considered. (See previous question about recommended fabrics.)