External blindsare a major issue for homeowners. Durability, appearance, and fuss-free maintenance are the big issues. This is a case where quality really matters, and most people are quite prepared to be pretty choosy. The trouble, actually, is having so many choices. Outdoor blinds, sunscreens, sunroofs, and other features take some planning, too. The best option is to check the suppliers and get a good idea of prices and quality, as well as the design issues.