Horizontal shades are unique retractable shade structures that create shade where overhead shade options cannot. They block the low-angle rays of the early morning or late afternoon sun and are perfect for east and west facing exposures. When used in combination with an awning or canopy, they create the ultimate shaded retreat.
Horizontal shades operate by extending the fabric sideways from the cassette.
Although hand operated, the fabric easily glides along a bottom caster, so it doesn’t take much effort to operate. They’re also versatile and can be installed in a variety of places—your porch, deck, patio, or any outdoor living area. For condominiums with balconies, horizontal shades create privacy when both you and your neighbors want to sit outside. They can be installed between two walls or between any wall space and a mounted floor post.
For your horizontal shade, you can choose from hundreds of color and fabric options from the Craft-Bilt fabric collection. Acrylic fabrics and some solar shade fabrics can be used for horizontal shades. They are made with the same quality materials as all our other shade products and are also backed with our limited lifetime transferable warranty.