EXTERNAL BLINDS, SHUTTERS & AWNINGS, What you NEED to Know



EVERYTHING you need to know about External Blinds, Shutters and Awnings!

 
As summer approaches we naturally find ourselves spending more time outdoors soaking up the Australian culture. Having friends and family over for a backyard BBQ, days spent by the pool, the little ones running amuck outside, relaxing reading a book on the balcony, and the list goes on. However you choose to spend your time outdoors a few things remain the same; you, your home and your furniture need protection from the harsh Australia sun, and shelter from the wind and rain
 

So, what do you need to consider when choosing the right outdoor furnishings for your home?

 
Ask yourself these questions?
 
  1. Are you looking to add shade to an area? Either from a vertical or horizontal angle.
  2. Are you looking to protect an area from wind or harsh elements?
  3. Are you looking to completely close off an area and create an enclosed space or extension of your indoor space into the outdoor?
By understanding the requirements of your space you will be able to make an informed decision and purchase. So, let’s take a look at the top three external products…
 


EXTERNAL BLINDS

This system is designed to take on the toughest outdoor environments and control the entry of natural light, heat, and sun radiation. It is the perfect extension to your living space…

  • They allow you to extend your outdoor living space, whilst remaining unaffected by extreme temperature changes.  
  • They are operated using discreet stainless steel side cables or aluminium side channels, which can be powder coated to suit any exterior. Also available in a fully enclosed Zip. 
  • You can choose from a wide range of fabrics that are durable and easy to clean, and chosen to suit your façade, typically a sunscreen (see through) fabric. 
  • They can be both manually operated or motorised by top of the range technology that can be integrated into your home automation system.  
  • They shouldn’t be left down in extreme or bad weather conditions as you risk damaging the system, this system can be purchased with automatic wind sensors to help control this, which means when the weather becomes to strong for the blinds they will immediately retract on their own.
 

EXTERNAL RETRACTABLE AWNINGS

This system is best to extend your roof to provide shade and protection, as well as growing your living space. Other features include ...
 
  • This system is supported by your houses or building’s exterior walls, giving additional strength in enduring heavy downfalls or high winds. 
  • It provides flexibility to control light 
  • They are custom made to size and shape, to suit your needs 
  • You can choose from a wide range of fabrics and powder coating colours  
  • They can be both manually operated or motorised by top of the range technology that can be integrated into your home automation system. 
  • They shouldn’t be left extended in extreme or bad weather conditions as you risk damaging the system, this system can also be purchased with automatic wind sensors to help control this, which means when the weather becomes to strong for the blinds they will immediately retract on their own.
 
 
 


EXTERNAL SHUTTERS & LOUVRES

This is the best system to provide sun and wind protection, and privacy, whilst still having the option to tilt the slats to allow a light breeze through on a summery day. They are the most robust system and have adjustable slats that can be supplied horiztonal or vertical. Other features include:
 
  • The system is fit to the outside of the building or home, the deck or within a prepared opening.
  • They come in a wide range of colours or can be powder coated to your colour of choice.  
  • You can choose from sliding, bi-folding or hinged door options 
  • This system is custom made and built to suit your home
  • They look asetheically pleasing and will increase the home apprasial of your propety. 

 

Once you have chosen the most suitable option for your outdoor space, the next step is to organise a specialist to come out and take a detailed look at the area you wish to treat, they will advise of any limitations and direct you to the most fit for purpose solution for your home or project. 
 
You can chat to our team, see the link below to our contact page…