A Buying Guide for Outdoor Blinds

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A Buying Guide for Outdoor Blinds

3 January 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

An excellent way to add flavor and style to the home is through installing outdoor blinds. These blinds cover exterior windows or glass doors that lead to an outside balcony/deck. Adding blinds to these areas provides protection against those bright sunny days while increasing the aesthetic appeal of your home.

When it comes time to select outdoor blinds, the many styles, shapes and sizes available can sometimes be overwhelming. It helps to have a strategic approach to how you will select outdoor blinds for your home.

Start with examining the home

Each backyard and outdoor space is unique, so you first need to determine what you want to achieve with the blinds. Are you looking for a sun cover, or are you more concerned with protection from strong winds and rain? How is the weather of your current premises? Do you prefer a permanent installation or a flexible one that you can retract whenever you need to?

You can also begin to consider the materials and operation style of the outdoor blinds that you prefer. There are automated styles; channel-guided blinds, wire, and crank handle designs.

Shop around

You can't really know which exciting designs are out there without looking around. Begin by identifying quality outdoor blind suppliers and browse their product catalogue. This can give you some great ideas of what options you have valuable.

It also helps to take the dimensions of all your windows and outdoor spaces that you would like to have covered by the outdoor blinds.

Consider quality

You should keep a close eye on the quality of the products that are offered. Remember that your outdoor blinds will have to withstand strong winds, constant beating from the sun, and lots of rain.

Ensure the fabrics being used are tough and durable, or go for wooden or aluminium outdoor blinds for even more durability.

Ensure installation is done correctly

Most homeowners tend to invest in the blinds themselves and then try to cut corners during installation. This could mean selecting an under-qualified installer or even trying to do the installation themselves.

It is important to note that the way the outdoor blinds are installed will significantly affect their functionality. As a result, make sure you select a reputable contractor during installation.

Make sure you get a warranty

Outdoor blinds are a significant investment, especially if you select high-quality materials and designs. For example, automated retractable outdoor blinds placed on sliding doors can be quite costly to purchase and install. Make sure the products come with a warranty (typically of at least 6months-1 year).