How To Choose The Right Outdoor Blinds for Gazebos
Gazebos are a great way to enjoy the outdoors, but sometimes their structure is not enough to protect you from harsh UV rays and the full heat of summer.
Outdoor blinds are a great addition to any gazebo structure to provide privacy and sun protection. Here’s our helpful guide to help you choose the best outdoor blinds to suit your gazebo.
Top 5 Features to Look for When Choosing Outdoor Blinds for Gazebos
Despite their roofed structure, gazebos can easily get hot during the summer months. Choosing a quality, durable and retractable outdoor blind system to withstand harsh temperatures allows you to enjoy the outdoors without the need to retreat inside. Here are some factors to consider when choosing the best outdoor blind for your gazebo:
The quality of the components means sturdier, more durable outdoor blinds that will last for years to come. This means having an outdoor blind system made with premium-grade components and modern technology automation to ensure a completely integrated facade management system to manage the elements.
Outdoor blind systems can either be installed with a crank lever for manual operation or with a motorised system via remote control, wall switch or touch panel. This means you can utilise the outdoor blinds when you need them most and safely retract them when not in use.
To withstand tough weather conditions, your outdoor blinds also need a durable head box to safely store the outdoor blind when not in use. Be sure to seek out a reputable supplier who offers tough and non-corrosive materials such as marine grade stainless-steel cables, zip guide channels, aluminium side channels or pivot arm models to best suit your protection requirements.
Quality Fabric Options
Fabrics serve a dual purpose: sun protection and aesthetic appeal. Premium fabric options give the user the freedom to design the aesthetic of their outdoor blinds to suit their gazebo area. It’s important to choose a fabric that can suit a range of classic and contemporary settings and facades.
Outdoor blinds not only have to look great but they have to be able to protect, shelter and last. The best mesh fabrics are woven using yarns with a strong fibreglass core which provides excellent dimensional stability and tear resistance. Mesh fabrics allow for great visibility from the inside looking out while providing a comfortable thermal climate. Low maintenance and long-life durability are also essential – look out for outdoor blinds made out of anti-static, anti-fungal and fire retardant fabrics.
Motorisation vs. Manual Blinds
Motorised blinds enhance any outdoor area with dynamic control of natural light, heat and glare. They can be controlled either with a remote control, wall switch or full integration with building management systems. Some suppliers can also option light and element sensors as well as timers for complete control.
On the other hand, manually operated blinds are adjusted by hand to suit your liking and shade requirements. While manual blinds offer a more cost-effective option, some require physical strength to adjust.
Installing an outdoor blind system with in-built tension ensures complete sun control and privacy while remaining in place and secure during varying weather conditions. Here are some of the benefits of tensioned outdoor blinds:
- The fabric stays taut and in place during use
- Reduces the risk of shaking and blowing. No need to continually adjust or loosen
- Helps to prevent damage during tough weather changes
- Extends the lifespan of the outdoor blind
Service Support and Warranty
The best outdoor blinds are backed by a reputable supplier made to withstand tough weather conditions. Find a reputable supplier for reliable service support and quality performance warranties.
Australia’s Most Popular Outdoor Blinds
Helioscreen is Australia’s leading supplier of outdoor blinds, contact us for more information on choosing the best outdoor blind for your gazebo needs. Helioscreen’s range of outdoor blinds and external screens are designed to withstand Australia’s tough conditions while complementing any external facade.