Bistro Blinds Adelaide Consumers Buy & PVC Café Blinds Compared.
We’re all after spending more time outdoors, eating or entertaining at home under our verandah is enjoyable and relaxing.
To make the time we spend outside more comfortable, last longer each day and throughout the year, many people look at putting up a PVC outdoor blind. But not all PVC is the same and not all outdoor blinds are created equal.
This article looks at the comparison between bistro blinds at Bunnings and other hardware shops, Kmart and Spotlight for example and the custom made café blinds Adelaide home owners can buy direct from Adelaide outdoor blind manufacturer, installed on Ziptrak’s Track Guided Blind System.
Laminated PVC Bistro Blinds Adelaide Residents Buy From Hardware Shops
An Extruded PVC Café Blind From Inviron
First let’s look at how an outdoor PVC blind is made. There are 2 ways PVC can be processed to make outdoor blinds, extruded and laminated.
Extruded café blinds are made by pushing or pulling molten PVC through a die, resulting in a very smooth surface with excellent visual clarity.
Laminated bistro blinds are made by compressing a number of very thin sheets of PVC together with heat and pressure until the desired thickness is obtained.
Typically laminated bistro blinds Adelaide residents buy from hardware shops and department stores are 0.75mm thick and prone to cloudiness and degradation even after only a few years exposure to the Sun’s harsh UV rays, which is why they’re often referred to as cheap outdoor blinds.
Available in a standard range of dimensions, height and width, the blind is lowered and raised by first un-zipping the blind from it’s border and by using ropes adjusting the height. Due to being very thin, a laminated PVC blind will sag across the span, more in the middle causing the tell tale smile, especially in warmer weather. Over time, the PVC will become cloudy in appearance making it harder to see through and with cooler weather, prone to cracking.
Café blinds manufactured by Inviron are made with extruded PVC, hence their crystal clear appearance. Typically 1mm extruded PVC is used and offers UV-R block of 92.2% with UPF Rating 50+.
Additionally, every outdoor blind installed by Inviron is hung using the Australian, patented Ziptrak Track Guided Blind System.
With Ziptrak Blinds there is no need for zips or ropes, you can effortlessly lift and lower your blind with one hand.
Each custom made outdoor blind is made to fit between existing posts and walls or if required, removeable posts can be added. To stop dust and dirt building up on the roll, custom made powder coated aluminium pelmets can be added, colour matched to blend in with your existing colour scheme.
Bistro blinds Adelaide consumers buy from their local department or hardware store to hang up themselves are popular because they’re cheap, windproof and waterproof blinds.
However they can make you feel like you’re in a plastic bag, especially on a hot day as they don’t allow air to pass through, unlike Alfresco blinds made using a woven PVC mesh that offer greater Sun protection.
If you’re searching for ‘bistro blinds Adelaide’ online, keep in mind, just like with the term “café blind”, what you’ll find will be various types of PVC blinds.
While you can save a few dollars initially with a cheap outdoor blind from a shop, you’ll be happier with a quality outdoor blind made to measure and installed by Inviron Blinds.
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