Do Windproof Outdoor Blinds Exist? Yes They Do.
Many people ask: “Are outdoor blinds windproof”? The answer is yes, both PVC blinds and outdoor shade mesh blinds block wind, but there’s more to consider when deciding just what outdoor blind is best for windy areas.
A café, patio or bistro outdoor blind made from a sheet of PVC will provide 100% protection from the wind, and rain for that matter, but can make the area you’re protecting hot and stuffy.
Depending on the span, width and height of the blind, plus the structure it will be attached to, PVC blinds can act as a sail causing enough pressure to have the blind come off during extreme high wind speeds if left down, or worse, partly lowered.
For this reason we advise in high wind situations, do not lower your outdoor PVC blind.
If you’re looking for windproof outdoor blinds that will allow you to sit comfortably outdoors even with strong wind conditions, you’ll be wanting to take a look at the outdoor shade mesh blind range or as they’re commonly referred to, Alfresco blinds from Adelaide outdoor blind manufacturer Inviron Blinds.
Outdoor shade mesh blinds or Alfresco blinds offer superior shade and Sun protection while still allowing air-flow. As the blind allows air-flow, strong wind is transformed to less than what you’d consider a gentle breeze. Positive pressure also builds up on the inside of the blind, pushing back against the wind. For this reason, when protection from the wind is a major consideration, an outdoor shade mesh blind will be best to have installed if you’re after windproof outdoor blinds in a practical sense.
Shade mesh blinds are the most popular type of outdoor blind installed across Adelaide, even along the coast, an area that regularly encounters strong wind and heavy rain. If you keep furniture more than 1 metre away from a mesh blind installed by Inviron, you won’t encounter problems with it getting wet from the rain.
Apart from protecting you from the Sun, wind and rain, outdoor shade mesh blinds provide privacy, unlike solid PVC blinds.
Ziptrak Blinds Track Guided Blind System
Regardless of which type of outdoor blind you choose, every quality custom made to measure outdoor blind manufactured and installed from Inviron is installed using the patented Ziptrak Track Guided Blind System.
Features Of Ziptrak Blinds
- No crank handle or zips
- Raise & lower with one hand
- Marine grade fixtures & fittings
- Locks in place at any height
- Designed to handle high wind
Aluminium pelmets can be included at a small extra cost, to cover the roll, installed either inside or outside, depending on the available space or look you’re wanting to achieve.
So your outdoor blind will match your existing colour scheme, you can have the pelmet and Ziptrak components in just about any colour you wish. There’s a range of Colourbond colours in the standard range, or you can select from Dulux’s extensive powder-coat range.
Summary & Disclaimer
There are advantages and disadvantages to both types of made to measure outdoor blinds Adelaide residents can buy custom made from Inviron.
Cafe blinds made with extruded PVC are like looking through a piece of glass but can on hot days create an environment to warm sit out in, particularly when the Sun is directly hitting the PVC on a Summer day. They do offer a solid wind and rain barrier, being 100% waterproof, but don’t offer any privacy.
Alfresco blinds, while not providing such a clear view, keep the hot Sun off you and your furniture, allow air-flow, withstand higher wind speeds and will still allow you to sit outside when it rains.
Without seeing first hand how the blind can be fixed and the dimensions, we cannot make any statements about whether the outdoor blind can withstand high winds. Even then, in extreme high wind situations, we will always recommend the blind is not lowered.
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