Do you enjoy outdoor living and entertaining and want to make your alfresco space more versatile all year round? Then perhaps outdoor blinds are the best solution for you.

However, when it comes to purchasing the perfect outdoor shade solution for your home, the type of blind you go for is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Like any big purchase, it’s important to carefully consider your options and think about your needs.

Here are some of our top tips when choosing the correct outdoor blind for your home and why mesh is the best all year round decision.

What are your Needs?
The first question you need to ask yourself before choosing an outdoor blind is, “What are my specific needs?” The answer to this question will inform your purchase and ensure you end up with the best choice blind for you.

Several factors to consider include:

  • Increased protection from the sun, wind or rain
  • Controlling the temperature
  • Eliminating glare
  • Expanding outdoors to create more living and/or entertaining space
  • Adding a new design element to your outdoor space

Why Kenlow Prefer Mesh
When it comes to covering your bases and protecting your outdoor living space from all the elements, mesh is our top pick.

A popular winter product, it effectively keeps out wind and most rain without significantly reducing your view, creating an enclosed outdoor living and entertaining area. However, it’s also a smart choice for summer as it stops the sun’s glare and harsh UV rays. Unlike plastic, which will work against you in summer, mesh outdoor blinds are the perfect material for protecting you from Perth’s bright sun.

Mesh will also stand the test of the time. A long lasting material, mesh is extremely durable, making it a great investment for your home. Whereas plastic has the tendency to become brittle if exposed to the heat or sun for a long amount of time. It’s also difficult to clean over time as opposed to mesh which is easy to maintain and keep neat and tidy.

Choose a Ziptrak Blind
Kenlow offers a wide range of outdoor blinds, including our Ziptrak blinds, that provide protection from the elements so you can turn an outdoor entertaining area into another room that you can use all year round.

Unlike inferior track systems, we custom make our Ziptrak blinds and fuse a special spline onto the outer edges of the blind material itself. When installed, this ‘locks’ the blind into the track making it more secure, even in windy conditions.

The Ziptrak blinds themselves can also be made in a variety of materials including high grade clear or tinted PVC or woven mesh in a wide variety of colours, making them great for providing sun, wind, cold and UV protection.

With over 47 years experience in the blinds business, you can reply on Kenlow’s experience and knowledge to help you choose the right shade solution for your needs. For details or a free measure and quote contact Kenlow today.