Collection: Outside Mount Window Shades

  • Economy Basic Vinyl Blackout Roller Shades
    Roller Shades and Solar Shades, Parent Economy Basic Vinyl Blackout Roller Shades
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  • Modern Fabric Blackout Roller Shades
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  • Contemporary Fabric Light Filtering Roller Shades
    Roller Shades and Solar Shades, Parent Contemporary Fabric Light Filtering Roller Shades
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  • Light Filtering Roller Shades - Classic Fabric
    Roller Shades and Solar Shades, Parent Light Filtering Roller Shades - Classic Fabric
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  • Classic Fabric Blackout Roller Shades
    Roller Shades and Solar Shades, Parent Classic Fabric Blackout Roller Shades
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  • Simplistic Cordless Pleated Shades and Blinds
    Pleated Shades, Parent Simplistic Cordless Pleated Shades and Blinds
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  • Classic Cordless Pleated Shades
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  • Wicker-Look Woven Cordless Shades
    Bamboo Blinds and Woven Wood Shades, Parent Wicker-Look Woven Cordless Shades
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  • Cordless Woven Wood Shades
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Outside Mount Window Shades (Not Blinds)

When installing window shades, you’re faced with two options: inside and outside mount. Inside mount window shades are installed within the window frame. This is a traditional option you'll spot in many homes in the U.S. These shades give a clean look, take up less space, and provide extra insulation.

What happens when the window frame doesn’t offer enough depth for inside-mount window shades? Or, when there are obstructions like window handles? Don’t worry! This doesn’t mean you can’t install any window shades. But, it means you’ll need to adjust and choose a different option: outside-mount window shades. 

These shades are installed on the wall above your window, covering the trim. In cases where the window frame doesn’t have enough depth, these shades are an excellent choice. However, many homeowners decide to get these shades anyway due to their many benefits. 

One of the strongest advantages of these shades is that they make your window look much bigger. They are wider than the actual window, thus creating an illusion of a much larger space.

Another reason you may opt for outside-mount window shades is that they mask unsightly casings and trims.

These shades are also ideal for those who want to enjoy the darkening effect and/or make window hardware a bit more accessible.

If you want functional and eye-catching outside-mount blinds and shades, Factory Direct Blinds should be your choice. Our extensive offer features faux wood blinds, vertical blinds, mini blinds, and much more. We can show you how to measure for outside-mount blinds and ensure you don’t get the wrong product.

FAQs

What are outside window shades called?

Outside window shades are often called outside brackets. 

How do you shade windows without blinds?

You can use window shades or a window film. Although some people believe window blinds and shades are interchangeable terms, these two represent different things. Window blinds feature slats, while window shades are made of a single piece of material. 

Can you put shades on the outside of a window?

Yes, you can install shades on the outside of a window. Shades can be set up on the wall above the window frame, thus making it look wider and taller. If you want this, look for outside-mount window shades. 

What is an outside mount for blinds?

Just like shades, blinds for windows can be installed within or outside the window frame. When you install it on the wall above the window, you get outside-mount blinds.