The seasons have once again come and gone and we are heading into another long, hot and uncomfortable summer where temperatures just seem to keep getting higher. For those fortunate to have air conditioned homes or backyard swimming pools it can be better tolerated. Sadly not everyone has these options for escaping the sweltering heat. Paint companies have come up with a paint that helps to insulate the home as well as enhance it, providing an alternative way of coping, but this still leaves the windows unprotected to absorb the heat and glare, meaning more options are needed.
Happily for mankind, manufacturers of window dressings have kept up with modern conditions and have used new age technology to make great improvements in standard products that have adorned homes for many years. Improvements on the early Venetian and Holland blinds include more colour choices and new materials that greatly improve insulation of the home. Vertical blinds have a better tracking system with a consistently even spacer with new fabrics and a choice of bottom chain or none. Sunshade blinds are the new modern rage in window dressing, helping to relieve many of the problems of summer season and looking great at the same time.
The range of Sun blinds includes vertical drapes with plain or textured blockout material keeping out heat and glare, or translucent which allows in the light whilst at the same time providing privacy. Roller blinds are available in plain or textured blockout, translucent, or sunscreen which blocks out 90 percent of damaging UV rays from the sun while allowing you to see out at the same time. All materials are available in a range of colours making it easy to co-ordinate your rooms. A side chain on the blind raises or lowers the blind to the desired position.
Outdoor sun blinds come in two styles, Straight Drop and Ziptrack The Straight Drop is operated with a crank control and can be set in two positions depending on the amount of sun desired. Choose from Sunscreen Mesh or Acrylic Block Out material styles with six colour choices being available. Ziptrack styles have side channels in which the blind travels up and down much like a roller door. This style allows nowhere for wind or rain to get through as there are no gaps. Available in six colours plus clear PVC, you also have the choice of sun mesh or blockout material. With all these choices available there is something to suit everyone. Install sun blinds and enjoy the summer more.