If you have been thinking about installing outdoor window blinds but don’t see much point now that winter is well and truly underway, think again! There are a number of ways that your home can benefit from these blinds year round, improving the comfort and overall aesthetics of your space. In this article, we have outlined five of our favourite reasons to have these window treatments installed as soon as humanly possible.
- Protect your family from UV and the elements
Even though it’s no longer summer, ultraviolet rays are still present and wreaking havoc. These blinds can actually be used to protect your family and guests from the harmful effects of UV, as they are unable to penetrate through the treatment. They can also be used to protect your family and guests from the elements in general – they keep the blazing sun out during summer and the gale force winds out during winter.
- Keep your home at a comfortable temperature
During the summer, these blinds can be used to keep the interior of your home as cool as possible. This is because they provide your windows (and, therefore, the rooms beyond) shaded. During the winter, they can also be used to keep the interior of your home warm. This is because they help to prevent heat from transferring out through the glass. You will notice a drop in your electricity bills, too!
- Create an attractive alfresco area
The addition of outdoor window blinds can actually improve the appearance of your alfresco area, making it much more inviting for your family and guests. These window treatments can even be used around your patio or deck, providing all of the benefits outlined in this article whilst allowing you to enjoy the great outdoors. Installing the same blinds on adjoining windows can create a complementary look.
- Improve the value of your property
Did you know that the addition of these blinds can actually add value to your home? This is perfect if you are thinking about selling in the near future, but even if you aren’t you can rest assured that you have one of the best looking homes on the street. Besides, you never know when you’re going to suddenly need to move, so ensuring that you get the best possible price for your property should be paramount.
- Ensure that you get a sleep in on the weekend
If you have chosen blackout fabric or materials for your blinds, you can actually prevent the sun from entering your home, providing you with a much needed lie in on weekends and holidays. This is especially handy in summer when the sun rises at 5am, as it often likes to sneak its way in through gaps. Keeping your children’s bedrooms dark can also help them sleep longer and take undisturbed naps.
As you can see, there are plenty of reasons why now is the best time to install outdoor window blinds in your home. Whether you are interested in offering your family maximum protection or you want to improve the value of your property, they are the perfect solution. Just ensure that you have carefully selected blinds that complement your home and that you have purchased them through a reputable supplier for success.