Setting Up Window Blinds on the Outside? Some Special Factors to Consider

Setting Up Window Blinds on the Outside? Some Special Factors to Consider

Do not make the mistake of thinking that window blinds fitted to the outer side of the house are the same when compared to blinds fitted to the inside. There is a lot of difference in the make and the performance expected from blinds fitted to the outside.

For starters, the window blinds fitted on the outside will have to be as strong and sturdy as shutters. This is because the blinds would be exposed to the elements at all times. Heat, rain, moisture, hail, snow – you just do not have the option of bringing the blinds inside.

Of course, you can go in for a recess in the panel at the top of the window where you can fold blinds and store it. However, if you intend to use the blinds, you have no option but to make sure it is designed to withstand the elements.

Secondly, you should go for a slightly heavier option because this will prevent the wind from simply blowing the blinds away. Such problems have occurred in the past where the force of the wind cost the cords to break. Once this happened, the exterior view of the house will get spoiled.

You cannot afford to have a house that looks dirty on the outside. The only option available is to replace or repair the blind as quickly as possible. If you do not want to spend a lot of money incurring such expenditures, you should make use of heavier blinds.

Using bamboo blinds on the outside may be good for insulation but you must consider the wear and tear caused by the elements. It is advisable to apply polish to the bamboo to ensure that the overall look and the feel of the material do not change but it becomes stronger and more resistant to pests and other such complications.

If you are going in for metal blinds, make sure you avoid making your house look like a house that is a part of a sci fi movie. This is often a complication because metal blinds may look very shiny the beginning but quickly become dull and a shabby as time goes on.

On the other hand, would is easier to maintain and will retain its good looks for longer duration. Ignoring the aesthetic aspect can be disastrous for the overall appearance of your house and will result in all your efforts going waste.