No matter what sort of weather conditions you’re facing where you live, one thing is non-negotiable: Weather conditions have the possibility to cause detrimental impacts on the comfort, safety and structure of one’s home or other property.
The number-one recommendation that we have for home or business owners looking for effective weather protection is to carefully consider their choice in window coverings.
For most people, outdoor blinds offer a highly personalised, all-around solution for weather protection, both in Australia’s major hubs as well as regional areas. They can be beneficial for a variety of reasons and may protect you from a variety of environmental conditions.
However, these five factors are what we deem to hold the most importance:
- Rain Protection
When torrential downpours come, leaks can easily occur in your property. Luckily, outdoor blinds can help prevent this occurrence by shielding your home from heavy rain. If you have an outdoor living space such as a covered patio or screened porch, outdoor blinds can also enable you to still utilise those spaces in the rain without getting drenched. Cafe Zipper Blinds are ideal for this purpose, as they provide customisable rain protection while still allowing you to see outside and open or close them as needed.
Unfortunately, many Australian homes are not well-insulated, meaning that in winter, your home may be even colder inside than out (and hotter inside than out in summer). Outdoor blinds are one of the best ways to keep your indoor air temperature consistent and block hot or cold air from escaping when you need it. They help insulate the home from the outside in by providing an extra layer of protection over your windows, therefore sheltering you from unpleasant outdoor temperatures.
- Draught Coverage
Have you ever stood next to a window and suddenly felt a shocking gust of wind from outside? That’s because the window was likely draughty and poorly sealed. While replacing the entire window could be a possible solution, it’s an option that is pricey and not guaranteed to pay off. Instead, why not protect yourself from draught by covering your windows with outdoor blinds? There are a number of very sturdy and thick outdoor blinds options available that can block the wind from coming through your windows into your living spaces. This not only increases your domestic comfort level, but may also help you manage your energy bills (thanks to less fluctuation in indoor temperature).
- Sun Shade
As mentioned before, our sun is very strong and can be dangerous in incidents of overexposure. Too much sun can cause obvious physical health concerns and discomfort, and it can also damage your furniture and other home goods. Outdoor blinds, shutters and awnings are a great way to provide sun coverage, both when inside our home and out. They can block sunlight from entering your residence and warming it up too much or causing deterioration of your belongings. Outdoor blinds (especially varieties that extend from the home) can also offer shady solace when you want to spend time outdoors but want to avoid harmful rays.
- Glare Reduction
Glare may not be as detrimental as some of the other weather effects that we’ve gone into, but it sure can be a hassle when you’re trying to watch TV, use the computer or read a book. Outdoor blinds can limit the glare that enters your indoor spaces so that you can engage in your leisure activities undisrupted. Cafe blinds are also a beneficial outdoor addition to block glares from affecting you in semi-covered areas like porches.
Every home and business owner should take advantage of outdoor blinds if they would like optimal sun, rain and wind protection. Regardless of the weather conditions where you live, the right window covering can provide the shelter you need. For cafe blinds, blockout blinds, awnings, shutters and more, contact your local window covering provider and installation expert.