Are Outdoor Blinds Waterproof?

Outdoor blinds

We know and love outdoor blinds as great protection from the harsh sun and blinding glare.   

But how do they hold up against rain? 

Let’s find out. 

Will Outdoor Blinds Protect Me From The Rain?

Yes, outdoor blinds provide protection from the rain – but only to an extent.  

As the primary purpose of an outdoor blind is to absorb heat and block UV rays from the sun, they’re not designed to be completely waterproof.  

Most are only water resistant. 

They’ll protect you from mild rain, however, we recommend rolling your blinds up during heavy rainfall to avoid prolonged exposure.  

What’s The Difference Between Waterproof and Water Resistant Blinds? 

Although used interchangeably, waterproof and water-resistant blinds are not the same. 

When a fabric is waterproof, it will remain impenetrable regardless of how much water it is exposed to. Examples of waterproof blinds include plastic cafe blinds you typically see in hospitality outdoor seating areas. 

Water-resistant blinds, on the other hand, protect from water to an extent, but not completely. The fabric is tightly woven with other materials to block the force of light rain. Examples of water-resistant blinds include canvas and vinyl blinds commonly seen in residential backyards and balconies.  

What Are The Best Water Resistant Outdoor Blinds? 

Helioscreen’s acrylic fabric blinds are ideal for those looking for an extremely durable and water-resistant outdoor blind. 

Our 100% solution dyed sun acrylic fabric is specially designed for outdoor use. It’s water, dirt and mould resistant and anti-static for easy cleaning.  

Even better, they’re made with sleek aluminium zip guide channels, powder coated finishes and fibreglass core fabrics to ensure they won’t rust, break or tear in a few years’ time.  

To find out more about our range of outdoor blinds and what’s best for you, see our article here 

Choose Australia’s Quality Outdoor Blind Supplier

When choosing outdoor blinds for your home or business, it’s important to prioritise a durable and functional system that will provide a long-lasting shade solution.  

We’re Australia’s leading supplier of outdoor blinds for a variety of residential and commercial applications. Contact us for more information. 


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