Do External Awning Blinds Reduce Heat?

Do External Awning Blinds Reduce Heat?
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Australian summers can make your home or business establishment unbearably hot. Even with air-conditioning, the heat gain makes it impossible to achieve optimum cooling temperatures when your windows are exposed to direct sunlight. Thankfully, modern solutions are available to minimise heat gain, and that is by installing external awning blinds.

External awnings and blinds can minimise heat gain by up to 80%, making it significantly better than merely relying on internal window coverings. Plus, these installations can be fitted on all west, east, or north-facing windows, ensuring all-around cooling. Just be sure to choose a high-quality material that can effectively block the sun’s UV rays to reduce heat penetration.

For comfortable outdoor spaces

Without external awning blinds, your business could make less money when it’s too hot and sunny outdoors. The same goes when it rains or it’s too windy for customers to be comfortable. High-quality European awnings and blinds offer extra protection from heat, rain, and strong winds so you can keep your outdoor spaces functional.

External awnings and blinds can also make indoor spaces more comfortable during summer and winter when installed with proper insulation, weather stripping, and energy-efficient windows. In addition, the blinds can provide privacy and minimise glare.


Making the most of external awnings and blinds

These external coverings are commonly used to enclose al fresco or outdoor lounging and dining spaces to extend usability in poor weather conditions. Outdoor awnings are practical for many commercial and domestic applications, including patio enclosures, cafés, and swimming centres.

Being retractable, external awning blinds allow you to adapt your space according to changes in weather and the sun’s position throughout the day. Close them when the sun is too harsh and directly shining in your outdoor space. This should increase comfort and minimise heat. Likewise, close these coverings during a downpour so you can still use the outdoor space while protecting people and the furniture. At night, you can open them to enjoy the summer sky. In the winter, you can open them to welcome natural warmth to your space on a cold afternoon.

Are you looking for external awnings and blinds?

Let Versatile Structures design external awning blinds for your application. They offer these products in many different colours and in many different customisations to meet your requirements. Call 07 3271 4519 or 0405 401 500 to enquire, or leave a message at Versatile Structures.

About the author:

Versatile Structures is a provider of high-quality shade structures in Queensland for commercial, government, council, and domestic clients. They provide an extensive selection of shade solutions, encompassing shade structures, shade sails, commercial shade options, membrane sails, aluminium screens, gates, billboard structures, and specific residential applications. Their main service region encompasses Brisbane, Greater Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, Ipswich, and all of South East Queensland, with the potential to extend to a broader area based on the project's requirements.


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