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Outdoor Shades: Why Draper’s ‘FlexShade ZIP’ Stands Out

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Motorized Shades That Perfectly Fit Patios & Porches 

Wouldn’t it be nice to spend more time outdoors? Rather than eating breakfast at the kitchen table, what if you brought it to the patio or porch? Instead of working remotely in the office, you could bring your laptop into the fresh air of the backyard. 

This often seems like a great idea—until mosquitoes nip at your ankles, direct sunlight burns into your forehead, and your patio seat is covered with pollen dust. 

Thankfully, there's a way to enjoy the comforts of indoor living in the great outdoors, and that’s with outdoor motorized shades. With a tap of a button, you can lower light-filtering shades that make your space more enjoyable while still enjoying fresh air and nature views. 

Draper is one of our preferred partners for outdoor shades, and we specifically appreciate its FlexShade ZIP model, which uses an automatic ‘zipping’ feature to keep shades secure. Here’s why Draper outdoor shades and the FlexShade ZIP design stand out among other shading products on the market. 

Interested in an outdoor motorized shading installation? Contact Texadia Systems in Southlake, TX, to get started. 

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Motorized Shades: Not Just for the Indoors!

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The Texadia Guide to Outdoor Motorized Shades 

We’ve written about motorized window shades on the Texadia blog before, but always in the context of the indoors. But motorized shades aren’t only for interiors—you can bring comfort and shade to the patio, porch, and any outdoor living area

So how do outdoor shades work—and why should you invest in them for your Dallas home? Let’s discuss. 

And if you’re ready to talk to a motorized shading installer, contact Texadia Systems in Dallas here! 

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New from Coastal Source: Wall-Mounted Outdoor Speakers

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A Look at Coastal Source’s New Razor Speakers

Coastal Source has long been a significant player in the outdoor audio industry. Its satellite and bollard speakers are built to endure all weather conditions while blending into natural landscaping. 

But now Coastal Source has unveiled a new, exciting line of outdoor audio—the Razor speakers. Razor brings true high-fidelity audio to wall-mounted exterior speakers, the first of its kind. “We’ve become known for landscape speakers that go out in the yard,” says Coastal Source president Franco D’Ascanio. “But our dealers want us to bring that same quality to patios and decks.”

Below we share the best features of the new Razor speakers and how they complete any outdoor speaker setup. And if you’re looking for an outdoor audio installation in Dallas, TX, contact Texadia Systems here to learn more.  

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Elevate Your Outdoor Entertaining Experience

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Today’s Outdoor TVs Deliver Crystal-Clear, Lifelike Images Rain or Shine

Spring is right around the corner, one of our favorite seasons in Dallas, TX. People are gearing up for pool parties, backyard barbeques, dining al fresco, and movie nights under the stars. 

Are you ready to elevate your outdoor entertainment experience? Some of the best additions are the latest outdoor TVs. Enjoy your morning latte on the patio while watching the morning news, have friends over for the big game, or gather with the family for Friday movie night in the great outdoors. Nothing quite compares.

To have the best experience, you’ll need today’s outdoor TVs. If you’ve seen older models with dull pictures that faded even more with sunlight or that required straining to hear the dialogue, you'll be happy to know that times have changed.

Let’s explore the features of today’s outdoor TVs. For more information about the latest outdoor entertainment options, contact Texadia Systems here.

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How to Bring the Indoor Sound Experience to Your Backyard

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Our Tips for Better Outdoor Audio 

Wouldn’t you love to play your favorite albums and playlists outdoors this spring and summer? But if you only own a portable speaker, you may find it’s not strong enough to project sound across the lawn. Most portable speakers’ audio quality is thin, lacking the musical details you can hear indoors. 

To play music loud enough outside, many homeowners crank the volume, hoping it will reach all ends of the yard. But anyone standing near the stereo will experience deafening sound, and the audio may not extend as far as you’d hoped. 

Luckily, there is another way. Weatherproof outdoor speakers can stay mounted outdoors all year long, so you can enjoy music outside anytime. Here’s how to get the best outdoor audio in your Fort Worth, TX, backyard. To learn more, contact Texadia Systems here. 

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A Look at Samsung’s Outdoor TV, The Terrace

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Through Rain or Shine, The Terrace Displays Brilliant 4K Definition

It usually comes down to a choice: spending a beautiful, warm night outside—or indoors watching the next episode of your new favorite show.

But outdoor TVs are changing the game, letting homeowners take their entertainment into the fresh air with completely weatherproof displays. There are a handful of reputable outdoor TV manufacturers on the market, but today we’ll be looking at Samsung’s The Terrace, a display built exclusively for the outdoors.

You may be wondering: are outdoor TVs “worth it”? Read on to see how The Terrace works and can expand your entertainment at home. And to find outdoor entertainment installations in the Dallas, TX area, contact Texadia Systems here.

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It’s Fall—the Perfect Time for Outdoor Entertainment in Texas

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Are Your Outdoor Spaces Ready to Entertain? 

The 90-degree heat is finally subsiding here in Fort Worth, TX, and we’re ready to spend more time outdoors and away from the AC. If you’d like to make the most of the lovely autumn weather, an outdoor entertainment system will inspire you to make the most of fall days and nights. 

And by outdoor entertainment, we don’t mean a pool and cornhole setup. We’re talking about weatherproof 4K televisions and high-fidelity speakers that can stay mounted outdoors all year long. Through extreme temperatures, rain, dirt, and even snow, your outdoor entertainment will still perform flawlessly. 

Read on to discover the possibilities for your outdoor spaces. And to learn more about home technology, subscribe to our monthly newsletter here

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3 Critical Components for the Ideal Outdoor Entertainment System

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Our customers in Dallas, TX are always looking for the perfect outdoor entertainment system to elevate their summer and fall days. When the weather heats up, and it’s time for BBQ, a few beers, and a lot of laughs, you need the right components to ensure your family and your guests are having a great time. And here in Texas, you can use your system nearly all year round, or as long as the temperatures remain pleasant.

Ready to learn more? Here are a few critical components of any outdoor entertainment system.

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