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Which blinds are best for sun protection? – video

Which blinds are best for sun protection?

When it comes to selecting which blinds are best for sun protection, several options are available, each with its advantages. The choice depends on your specific needs and preferences.

Some types of blinds that are commonly used for sun protection are

  1. Roller Blinds: Roller blinds are available in various fabrics, including blackout and solar-reflective materials. Solar-reflective roller blinds are particularly effective at reducing glare and reducing heat gain. They can be adjusted to allow partial or complete coverage of windows, providing flexibility in controlling light and glare.
  2. Vertical Blinds: Vertical blinds are often used for large windows, glass partitioning and sliding glass doors. They can be tilted to control the direction of sunlight and provide privacy while still allowing some natural light to enter or they can be draw fully to one or both ends,
  3. Venetian Blinds: Venetian blinds have aluminium or wood horizontal slats that can be adjusted to control the angle and amount of sunlight entering the room.
  4. Pleated Blinds: Pleated blinds are similar to cellular blinds in their design and functionality. They offer good insulation and are available in various opacities, including sheer and blackout options.
  5. Cellular or Honeycomb Blinds: Cellular or honeycomb blinds have a unique honeycomb-like structure that traps air, providing excellent insulation. They are available in various opacities, including sheer and blackout options. The cellular design helps to reduce both heat gain and heat loss, making them energy-efficient for all seasons.
  6. External Blinds: If you’re looking for sun protection on outdoor spaces like patios or decks, consider external blinds or shades such as awnings, canopies or walkways. These are designed to withstand outdoor conditions and can provide shade and protection from the sun’s rays.

The sun plays a vital role in our daily lives, from providing light and warmth to influencing our health, environment, and even the technologies we use. While it is a source of numerous benefits, it’s also important to manage sun exposure responsibly to protect our health and the environment.

When choosing blinds for sun protection, consider factors like the direction of sunlight, the size and type of windows, the level of privacy needed, and your aesthetic preferences. .

Additionally, it’s important to check the UV protection rating of the blinds if you’re concerned about heat gain and glare in the work environment.

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We are members of the BBSA and the video in this article is drawn from the BBSA’s Shade IT website:

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