External blinds are the perfect solution to enclose an outdoor area and to stop the heat from entering your home. If the interior blinds are closed, the glass still transfer heat into the house when the sun hits it in windows. External blinds not only stop transferring the heat but also stop UV rays from damaging curtains and furnishings.
External Blinds Types
There are different types of external blinds including:
- Straight drop external blinds
- Conservatory external blinds
- PVC external blinds
- Venetian external blinds
Straight Drop External Blinds
These types of external blinds can be used to provide protection to windows and enclose outdoor living areas Straight drop external blinds are retractable blinds. Straight drop external blinds are custom made to fit your windows and come in a range of designs, shapes, sizes, colours and styles. The components of the blinds are anodised, powder coated or stainless steel. Straight drop external blinds can be operated in a variety of ways including:
- motor operation (electric),
- spring loaded top tube with a rope and pulley,
- pull stick system.
Electric straight drop external blinds also have the options of being fitted with a sensor or radio controlled.
External Blinds - Conservatory
Conservatory exterior blinds stop up to 95 percent of the sunís rays from reaching the glass. It allows to use the room comfortably in the summer months. There are many types of fabric suitable for conservatory exterior blinds. The best option is shade mesh. Shade mesh fabric features:
- shade mesh fabric allows good visibility
- it allows enough light to make the room feel open
- shade mesh fabric cut up to 95 percent of UV rays
External Blinds - PVC Blinds
PVC retractable exterior blinds are the perfect solution for outdoor areas. These types of external blinds allow to make maximum use of the area even when it is raining or windy. PVC retractable exterior blinds can be clear or tinted. They are made from UV stabilised PVC. PVC retractable exterior blinds are operated using a gearbox and crank handle. They can be motorised.
External Blinds - Venetian
Venetian external blinds provide:
- protection against glare
- protection against heat
- exceptional light control
Venetian external blinds are usually made from aluminium and available in a variety of colours and slat widths. Venetian external blinds can be operated manually, motorised, or fully automated to ensure that the shading levels are perfectly matched to the time of day.