Types of exterior blinds and their properties

Blinds are one of the most popular and functional window accessories that allow you to regulate the amount of light and privacy in your home. Many different types of blinds differ in their properties and uses. In this article, we will look at some of the most common types of blinds and their characteristics, which will help you choose the ones that meet your preferences as accurately as possible.

Aluminum blinds

Aluminum blinds are the most common and affordable type of internal window shading. They work based on manual pulling, pulling, or turning with the help of a ball chain, a string and a mallet or a simple string. They are popular for their price-quality ratio. Even though they give you enough privacy in the house or partially prevent the penetration of light or heat, the windows constantly overheat or cool down from the outside.

The most effective choice is external aluminum blinds, which do not allow external natural influences on the surface of the window, which makes it an effective choice for insulation, privacy or energy saving. External blinds are made of solid aluminum slats in S, Z or C shapes. External and internal aluminum blinds can be found in several colors that can aesthetically unify the interior and exterior of your home.

Plastic blinds

We can include plastic blinds among the more affordable options compared to aluminum. Despite their low price, we cannot talk about excellent quality. In the past, some manufacturers tried to produce outdoor plastic blinds due to their low price, but their phenomenon did not last very long. Under the influence of nature, especially sunlight, the deformations or cracking of the lamellas occurred.

Currently, we can find plastic slats in the form of vertical blinds. Their material looks like a textile, but it’s a thin plastic that’s durable and will cover most of the direct sunlight from outside. This is a great type of blinds for rooms where dirt or dust often settles.

Wooden blinds

Wood adds warmth and coziness to rooms, which makes wooden blinds the choice of many households. This material is especially suitable for indoor applications because in the outdoor environment, they can very quickly lose their properties and durability.

The most common material for wooden blinds is bamboo, in various price categories. The lower price offers are most often an imitation of raw bamboo, which is made of laminate. The higher price category offers quality raw materials for the production of original bamboo blinds.

Textile blinds

Textile blinds are made up of one piece of high-quality blackout fabric together with a pull-out mechanism. They tend to provide plenty of privacy as well as shade from sunlight, but their longevity isn’t the best. Over time, the fabric may fray or the stitching may break, so it is necessary to check their condition regularly.

External or internal blinds?

From our point of view, we can clearly distinguish the functions of internal and external blinds. Internal blinds provide rooms with an aesthetic addition, acoustic filling and slight darkening from direct sunlight. External shading technology perfectly complements the interior of the house, while providing the best protection against sunlight and other natural factors.

Whichever type you choose, with us you are guaranteed quality and custom and turnkey production. Just like blinds or external blinds, we can shade your terrace with a high-quality composite awning or a cozy pergola. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information.