Best Outdoor Blinds For Wind
Choosing the best outdoor blinds for windy conditions is important to ensure they can withstand strong gusts and provide suitable protection.
Here are some options to consider:
- Ziptrak Blinds
- Roller Shutters
- Rope & Pulley Cafe Blinds
- Bamboo or Woven Blinds
Ziptrak blinds are known for their excellent wind resistance. They have a guided track system that keeps the fabric taut and prevents it from flapping in the wind. This design also helps to keep insects out and provides a high level of privacy.
On very gusty days with winds up to 100kmh, it’s best to have them fully down or fully retracted (up). For extreme weather events, fully retracted is highly recommended.
However, for most windy days that we experience in Perth, you can position the blinds wherever you like to help block out the sun, wind or rain.
Ziptrak blinds are available in various colours of shade mesh material, and clear and tinted PVC plastic.
Roller shutters are another wind-resistant option. They are made of durable materials like aluminium and steel, and can be securely lowered to cover your outdoor area completely. This not only blocks wind but also provides insulation and security.
The main issue with roller shutters is that they completely block out any view or light when fully closed. Even when partially closed, they still block some view and light, and allow wind, rain and insects to enter your space.
For these reasons, roller shutters are more a security option than a lifestyle outdoor living option.
Rope & Pulley Cafe Blinds
The more traditional rope and pulley operated cafe style blinds offer pretty good wind resistance. However the level of wind resistance comes down to how well you tie everything down, and if you remember to do so.
You may leave home when there’s not a breath of wind only to have a stiff sea breeze come in and the blinds are flapping around everywhere.
Rope & pulley blinds are a good old-school option but much more of a hassle to operate and a lot noisier too.
Bamboo or Woven Blinds
Bamboo or other natural woven blinds can be effective in moderately windy conditions. They allow some airflow while still providing shade and privacy. However, they won’t be as wind-resistant as the other options above and don’t offer the same ease of use and weather protection as Ziptrak blinds.
We specialise in outdoor blinds for patios, decks, al fresco cafes and outdoor living spaces. Ziptrak blinds are the best outdoor blinds for wind and for blocking rain, too. For a fast free quote, please contact us.
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