In this article, The Blind Guy – proudly serving the Flathead area in Montana, including Kalispell, Polson, Ronan, Eureka, Whitefish, and Bigfork, MT – is here to tell you about exterior shades and why they are perfect for the warmer months of the year. Contact us today for all of your interior and exterior shading needs.

As we enter the brutal weather associated with the late summer and early fall, it is no question that these warm months are nothing short of brutal. Luckily, there are ways to harness this intense energy to your advantage, and it starts with your window treatments. Read on to discover why exterior shades are perfect for warmer months!

Lowers Your Energy Intake

Odds are that during this point of the summer, your AC has been working overtime, and your electric bills have made quite a leap. With exterior shades, your AC unit can take a break, and your wallet can take a nice sigh of relief. With energy-efficient patio shades, the harsh sunlight and its intense heat will be blocked, allowing you to enjoy a comfortable day outside. Plus, we offer custom retractable awnings, so you can shade your windows in the summer and uncover them in the winter to let the sun warm up the inside of your home naturally. You can even get the same amount of energy-efficiency from your interior window shades. The Hunter Douglas Honeycomb shade, for example, traps hot air in the winter and cool air in the summer, allowing your house to remain comfortable in every season.

Protect Your Furnishings

Just like the sun can damage our skin, it can also damage your furnishings. It can bleach and warp artwork, carpeting, wooden floors, artwork, and upholstery. This might make you think that the sun is keeping you from having nice things. Fortunately, exterior shades offer a solution that does not involve moving your artwork and upholstery to a sunless place. With sun-resistant awnings and shades like the offerings from Sunesta and Insolroll, your furnishings will be protected even on the brightest of days.

Control the Sun

Patio shades allow you to take the reigns and control the sun instead of letting the sun control you. With just a push of a button you can have your exterior shades extend all the way for no sunlight or partially extend for days when you want just a little bit of sun streaming through. No matter your shade or sun preference, patio shades give you complete control. Plus, solar shadings can help reduce glare, lower high temperatures, and keep pesky insects at bay.


With winter months away, the sun is not going anywhere any time soon, so you might as well take advantage of it! Patio shades can help you naturally heat your home in the winter, defend against the rays in the summer, protect your interiors, and control how much shade you want at any time. If these highlights sound appealing or if you would like to learn more about exterior shades, be sure to contact The Blind Guy today!

The Blind Guy proudly serves the greater Flathead area in Montana, including Kalispell, Bigfork, Whitefish, Eureka, Ronan, and Polson, MT.