Do Outdoor Blinds Reduce Heat?

Modern grey outdoor blinds covering windows

Yes, outdoor blinds are specifically designed to reduce the suns heat and blinding glare.  

They help keep your home cool and protected all summer long, offering a welcome relief from the sweltering sun. 

In this article we’ll look at how outdoor blinds reduce heat and what some of the best options on the market are.  

Let’s dive in. 

How Do Outdoor Blinds Reduce Heat?

Outdoor blinds have the ability to repel up to 90% of the suns heat and harmful UV radiation, offering a welcome relief from Australia’s long, harsh summers.  

How do they do it? Let’s find out: 

They Prevent The Sun Hitting Windows

While internal blinds can be useful for shading the inside of your home, once the sun hits the window, it’s only a matter of time before the heat seeps in as well. This is why stopping the sun hitting the window in the first place is one of the best ways to reduce the heat in your home – and external blinds do exactly that.  

External blinds are specifically designed to control the entry of natural light, heat and sun radiation from the outside. This significantly reduces the indoor temperature of your home and reduces your reliance on air conditioners in the process.  

Their Fabrics Repel The Heat

Outdoor blind fabrics not only repel up to 90% of the sun’s heat, but reflect and absorb its harmful UV radiation as well. And when combined with a smart choice of fabric colour, outdoor blinds are excellent at reducing the heat in your home.  

The lighter your blinds are, the more sun they’ll reflect away from the home. So, if you want to maximise the amount of heat being deflected from the home, white coloured outdoor blinds are your best option.  

They Automatically React To The Sun

Best of all, your outdoor blinds can automatically react to the harsh sun without you even being home. That’s right, with home automation options including timers and sun sensors, you can program your blinds to intelligently react to the weather or open and close at certain times of day.  

This means you can return from work or a day at the beach to a home that’s cool and protected from the sweltering afternoon sun without having to do a thing. 

What Options Are There?

Now you know just how much of a lifesaver outdoor blinds can be during the sweltering summer months, you might be wondering what options are on the market. 

Some of the most popular outdoor blinds on the market include: 

Venetian Blinds

Perfect for both domestic and commercial applications, Venetian blinds are a stylish and practical statement. Their slats can be angled to let in your desired amount of natural light whilst minimising the uncomfortable heat and blinding glare.  

External venetian blinds for modern outdoor deck

Fabric Blinds

Fabric outdoor blinds are one of the best intelligent sun control solutions for your home or business. These external blinds are also capable of repelling up to 90% of the sun’s heat while still allowing you to enjoy views from the inside. 

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Choose Australia’s Leading Outdoor Blinds Supplier

When choosing outdoor blinds for your home or business, it’s important to prioritise a durable and functional system custom made to your outdoor area.  

Helioscreen is Australia’s leading supplier of outdoor blinds for a variety of residential and commercial buildings. Contact us for more information. 

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