Shades

Shade Products for an Extra Touch

Improve the overall look of your home with custom awning installation in Wexford, PA from Betterliving Patio & Sunrooms of Pittsburgh. At our company in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, we carry a full collection of shade products that look beautiful on any residence. From retractable awnings to patio covers, our selection is available in styles and colors that make your home stand out from the rest. Contact us today to learn more about our models and start the design process.

Did you know....

Awnings and other shade products:

  • Block harmful UV rays that cause skin cancer by 94%
  • Reduce indoor temperatures by as much as 15 degrees
  • Can cut utility bills by as much as 33%
  • Reduce heat gain by 55-65% during direct sunlight (southern facing windows)
  • Reduce heat gain by 72-77% during direct sunlight (western facing windows)
  • Protect furnishings and carpets from sun damage
  • Are the most efficient way to bring shaded comfort to decks and patios

Top Shading Solutions from Betterliving

No matter what time of year it is, a little shade can make all the difference. No matter what style your home is, we feature a product option to fit nearly any décor scheme. Some models are available with motorized or manual cassettes so the fabric can be rolled up. Others can be specified with fixed frames, like our aluminum patio covers in Pittsburgh, PA and others fold back against the building. All of our products use a selection of the finest solution-dyed, acrylic fabrics. These fabrics are available in a variety of colors, weaves, and styles, making these products the right choice for any décor.


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  • Mount flush to wall, onto roof or under soffit
  • Manual and Motorized operation
  • Hundreds of fabric color and pattern selections
  • Heavy-duty 40mm Square Bar Support for strength and durability
  • Automatic Sun and Wind Sensor options
  • Vario Valance and Light Bar options

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Solar Shades

The most efficient way to block the heat of the sun is from the outside – before it has a chance to heat the glass on your windows. Solar shades can block the sun’s heat while still providing visibility to the outside. They pay for themselves year after year in reduced energy costs and protect your furnishings from harmful UV rays that may cause fading, especially to surfaces like leather. Whether you are looking to block heat or add privacy, choosing to install solar shades is the perfect solution.

Solar Shade Series 1

  • Full cassette
  • Mounting brackets allow shade to be mounted on uneven surfaces (stucco, siding, etc.)
  • Shades can be made from fiberglass screen, PVC coated polyester or acrylic awning fabric
  • Variety of shade colors and patterns to choose from
  • Manual or motorized operation
  • Four guide options
    • Cable system
    • Rod system
    • Track system
    • Track & awning system

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Solar Shade Series 2

  • Provides side retention of fabric
  • Full cassette
  • Mounts flush on flat surfaces
  • Shades can be made from fiberglass screen, PVC coated polyester or acrylic awning fabric
  • Variety of shade colors and patterns to choose from
  • Manual or motorized operation
  • Guide options
    • Track system
    • Zipper system

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Contact us in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, to purchase your awnings or other shade products. Our collection is available for homeowners throughout Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties, as well as the surrounding areas.


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