Outdoor blinds have many uses but often people see them as only a way to block the sun from coming into your home. If that were the case, you would only need indoor blinds and curtains, so there has to be some other reason for people to buy outdoor blinds, and luckily there is. If you are weighing up your options for what type you should get (indoor or outdoor), then here are a few reasons why many people across Australia choose outdoor blinds for their homes.
Protect The Windows
Australia is known for dusty landscapes and strong winds blowing up from Antarctica, and these two can combine to wreak havoc on your delicate windows. There is nothing worse than getting scratches on windows from random pebbles and dirt whipped up from your backyard. Outdoor blinds can be put down on windy days to protect your windows from these rogue rocks, while also providing adequate shade on sunny days. Outdoor blinds also protect your window from all the general wear and tear that you find on most windows, such as smudges, grease, splash stains and so on. If you like having pristine windows, then outdoor blinds can help maintain them for longer.
Winter Outdoor Living Area
If you put your outdoor blinds on the edge of your awnings or verandah, then when you put them down in winter you have a much more sheltered area that you can keep warm with a single heater. This winter outdoor living trick allows you to still make use of so much of your expensive outdoor furniture and even have barbeques like you might in summer without the fear of freezing cold winds sweeping across the porch, sending everyone running inside. While outdoor blinds are no replacement for walls, they do a great job at insulating you against the brunt of the winter weather.
Many suburban houses are quite packed in against one another and even though you might have a backyard behind your home, often other buildings will look over you and be able to see inside your property. This is not always everyone's cup of tea, and if you value your privacy, then there isn't a whole lot you can do apart from instal outdoor blinds at the end of your awnings. This allows you to still enjoy the outdoor weather, while being shaded from any prying eyes that might be peeping over the fence.
Contact a local window treatment supplier to learn more about outdoor blinds.