Selecting the Right Outdoor Blinds: A Comprehensive Guide

Selecting the Right Outdoor Blinds: A Comprehensive Guide

Choosing outdoor blinds is an excellent way to improve the usability and aesthetics of your outdoor spaces. We understand that Outdoor Blinds can be a significant investment, and getting it right is crucial. In this guide, we’ll delve into how you can select the right outdoor blinds for your home. 

Understanding Your Space

Firstly, you’ll need to assess the outdoor area you’re planning to install the blinds. Consider how you use this space, whether it’s a dining area, lounge area, or both. Understand your requirements, whether it’s sun protection, privacy, or blocking wind and rain. Also, note the sun’s direction relative to your space, as this will determine the amount of sunlight and heat it receives throughout the day.

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Outdoor blinds can range significantly in price depending on the material, style, and customisation options available. It’s essential to balance cost, quality, and functionality.

It’s important to remember that outdoor blinds are an investment in your home’s value and personal lifestyle. Cheaper alternatives may not provide the durability or performance you need and can cost more long-term due to replacement or repair costs.

Experience the Westral Difference

With over 50 years of experience, Westral is committed to providing quality products and exceptional service. We understand that each home is unique, and our team is ready to help you select the perfect outdoor blinds that meet your needs and enhance your lifestyle.

Visit our Canning Vale or Balcatta showrooms to explore our extensive range of outdoor blinds. Our team will be more than happy to guide you through the selection process, ensuring you make an informed decision that you’ll be satisfied with for years to come. Trust Westral for your outdoor blinds needs, and experience the Westral difference.

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Choosing the Right Material

Outdoor blinds come in various materials, each with its own set of benefits. Transparent PVC blinds are great for preserving your view while offering protection from wind and rain. Mesh blinds, however, can provide shade and reduce glare while allowing airflow.

If privacy is a concern, you might want to consider more opaque materials. Alternatively, semi-transparent options can offer a balance between privacy and visibility. The choice of material will also impact the durability of your blinds, with some materials being more resistant to UV damage and weathering than others.

Style and Design

The style of your outdoor blinds should complement your home’s exterior design. At Westral, we offer a range of styles, colours, and finishes to suit different architectural styles. From classic to modern designs, we have something for every home.

Consider the existing colour scheme of your exterior and the kind of look you want to achieve. Do you want the blinds to blend in seamlessly or act as a standout feature? The design of the blinds can also impact their functionality, so be sure to consider aspects such as how they open and close.

Measurement and Installation

Getting the measurements right is crucial for your outdoor blinds‘ proper fit and function. Each space is unique, and custom-made blinds provide the best results. At Westral, we offer a free measure and quote service, ensuring your blinds fit perfectly.

Additionally, having your blinds professionally installed is also essential. Poorly installed blinds can be prone to damage and lead to them not functioning correctly. Our team of experts ensures your blinds are installed correctly and are ready to withstand the test of time.