September 29, 2011 by Rachel Cericola
Sometimes you can’t escape the sun—even in your own home. For those with a lot of windows, Draper has announced Exterior FlexShades.
As part of the company’s growing line of solar control products, these motorized shades can keep out sunlight and heat. However, having these shades cover the outside doesn’t just make for a more comfortable temperature. It saves you money on heating and cooling costs, and can protect furniture and floors from fading.
According to Draper, the best place and time to stop that heat and glare is outside, which is why Draper’s Exterior FlexShades are installed outdoors. Don’t expect to have to get out a ladder when it’s time to draw these shades, though. Instead, plenty of control options are available, including the option to integrate into an existing home control system. It’s also available with crank or clutch operation.
Because it’s located outside, this system is very quiet. However, it’s also protected from the elements via heavy-duty cable guides or side channels and an aluminum headbox that’s both weather- and insect-resistant.
Perfect for windows, as well as porches and patios, Draper Exterior FlexShades are offered in a variety of fabric colors and openness choices (ranging from 1 to 14 percent).
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Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.
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