With energy efficiency becoming a growing concern across the world, many people are unaware of the many ways that they can decrease their energy costs every month with just some simple in-home changes. Did you know that the heat from the sun can actually penetrate through your windows and heat the temperatures within your home several degrees? So, while you are running your air conditioner to the max, your windows are counteracting your cooling efforts, which is definitely not being energy efficient.
For that reason many homeowners are turning to sunshade blinds as an alternative for beating the heat and reducing their electricity bill as well. What is so unique about these kinds of blinds is that they don’t dress your windows inside. Instead they are intended to prevent the sun from even reaching your windows, so their goal is to protect your patio and the heat that enters through your patio and into your windows.
There are two common forms of outdoor blinds: those that are straight drop and those that are zip track guided. A straight drop blind is composed of acrylic block or sunscreen mesh; it is the tension created by the homeowner that allows the blinds to be raised up and down. This blind can be set at three different levels depending on your choice and is capable of withstanding harsh outdoor Australia conditions. You should have the option to purchase black out or mesh coloured screens of almond, blackstone and eclipse.
The second form of sun blinds is the zip track guided blinds, which are intended as a means to close off a deck entirely from all outdoor elements. Unlike the straight drop blinds this covering is pull down without the use of actual zippers, pulleys or ropes that need to be held at a tension. These protection blinds are available in a wide array of shades, so your outdoor blinds don’t have to stand out as the neighbourhood eyesore, including blackstone, almond, eclipse as well as a clear ply PVC version.
You might be thinking of ways to create an energy efficient home, but you probably never would have guessed that it could be done from the outside in. Installing sunshade blinds on your patio or porch is a great way for you to begin conserving energy and saving some money in the process.