exterior solar roll-up shades
We need *something* soon, to prevent the intense summer sun from further blanching our carpets and wood in the family room, which has sliding patio doors and faces south.
We thought of awnings; also thought of a vinyl patio cover or overhang. Our backyard is small, though, so building a wood or vinyl overhang/cover would take away from the size of the garden, even more.
I saw a neighbor's awnings and didn't like all that hardware visible underneath.
I read articles on roll-up solar shades; they sound ideal as we can hang them outside and pull them up in the evening.
Any advice /suggestions. comments on these? Brands to look for, quality, durability, effectiveness, etc.?