Retractable patio awning lowered over the front porch of an Austin home.

Custom exterior shades for Texas summers: transform your outdoor space


Texas summers are well-known for their heat, making it challenging for homeowners to fully enjoy outdoor living spaces. However, with the right custom exterior shades, you can create a comfortable oasis in your backyard or on your patio or deck.

Texas Sun & Shade has been providing completely customized, high-quality exterior shading solutions to residential and commercial clients for over three decades. We know the climate of the Lone Star State, and we’re able to work with you to create a custom exterior shading solution that provides the ease of use, privacy, sun and heat protection, and comfort you need.

Types of custom exterior shading

Exterior skylight shades

Skylights are a popular feature that provides a natural light source. However, during the sweltering Texas summers, they can also bring unwanted heat into your home.

Custom exterior skylight shades offer a solution – they effectively block out excess sunlight, reduce glare, and minimize heat gain. They can even prevent your furniture from fading. These shades are designed to fit your skylights perfectly, providing both aesthetic appeal and practical functionality.

By installing skylight shades, you can maintain a comfortable indoor temperature while still enjoying the benefits of natural light.

Retractable roof systems

Retractable roof systems are an excellent option for homeowners seeking versatility in outdoor shading. These systems feature adjustable roofs that can be opened or closed to provide shade or sunlight as desired.

In Texas, where weather conditions can change rapidly (we all know the dreaded 24-hour weather cycle), retractable roof systems offer the flexibility to adapt to changing conditions throughout the day.

Whether you’re hosting a summer barbecue or relaxing on a sunny afternoon, retractable roof systems allow you to customize your outdoor space to suit your needs.

Louvered roof systems

Louvered roof systems offer precise control over sunlight and ventilation, making them ideal for Texas summers. These systems have adjustable louvers that can be tilted to allow sunlight in or block it out completely.

By adjusting the angle of the louvers, you can regulate the amount of shade and airflow, ensuring maximum comfort in your outdoor living area.

Texas Sun & Shade is able to customize louvered roof systems to fit your aesthetic and unique needs – we are able to create louvered roof systems in a variety of materials and finishes, allowing you to customize them to match your home’s architecture and design.

Patio awnings

Patio awnings are a classic choice for providing shade over outdoor seating areas, decks, or patios. These customizable shades can be tailored to fit your space perfectly, providing protection from the sun’s harsh rays and creating a comfortable outdoor environment.

Patio awnings come in a variety of styles, including retractable, stationary, and motorized options, allowing you to choose the perfect shade solution for your needs.Whether you’re looking to create a cozy retreat or an expansive outdoor entertainment area, patio awnings can enhance the beauty and functionality of your outdoor space – reach out to Texas Sun & Shade today to explore our options for custom exterior shades.

Louvered roof system installed on a boat ramp in Austin, Texas.

Even more customization options from Texas Sun & Shade

In addition to the quality of the products and installation expertise we provide, Texas Sun & Shade is able to even further customize your shading solution with things like speciality installation, automation, and home integration.

Specialty shading installations

At Texas Sun & Shade, we specialize in custom shading solutions that go above and beyond the ordinary. Our team has the expertise and equipment to tackle even the most challenging installations, including projects that require scaffolding or lifts.

Additionally, we have experience installing shades on boat decks, cruise ships, and other unique environments. Whatever your shading needs may be, you can trust Texas Sun & Shade to deliver professional, reliable service.

Shade automation

Make operating your custom exterior shades a breeze with automation technology. Texas Sun & Shade offers the convenience of automating nearly any shading product, allowing you to control them with ease via remote, smartphone app, or voice command.

With automated shading systems, you can easily adjust your shades to create the perfect ambiance for any occasion, whether you’re hosting a party or enjoying a quiet evening outdoors.

Home integration

Integrate your custom exterior shades seamlessly into your smart home ecosystem with Texas Sun & Shade’s home integration services. Our shades can be synchronized with popular home automation platforms like Google Home, Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Control 4, Savant, and more.

With home integration, you can control your shades alongside other smart devices in your home, creating a cohesive and convenient living experience.

Automated custom exterior shading system on the back patio of an Austin, Texas home.

Work with an expert custom exterior shading partner

Custom exterior shades offer a practical and stylish solution for beating the heat and transforming your outdoor space into a cool and inviting retreat. Whether you opt for skylight shades, retractable roof systems, louvered roof systems, or patio awnings, the options for customization are endless.

With the expertise of Texas Sun & Shade, you can create a comfortable outdoor oasis that enhances your lifestyle and allows you to make the most of every sunny day in Texas. Get in touch with us today or visit our showroom to learn more about our products, or get started with our shading experts.

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