External Venetian blinds Sunshine Coast
When it comes to the effective control of sunlight levels in the home, external Venetian blinds are one of the best options to select. The right blind, correctly installed, will minimise unwanted heat and light penetrating into a property, reducing the need for air conditioning and other energy-consuming forms of temperature control. IQ Shutters provides a complete range of external Venetian blinds, as well as offering an installation service if required.
Why opt for external Venetian blinds?
Although many people tend to think of Venetian blinds as being installed inside the home, the reality is that there are a number of Venetian blinds that have been specifically developed for installation over the outer surfaces of windows. External Venetian blinds offer several advantages over internal blinds. Some of these include:
More interior space
Particularly if you have a relatively small interior, it’s important to make the best use of the space in every room. Internal Venetian blinds can take up a considerable amount of space, as well as create an accent that may draw the eye away from the inside of the room. For both aesthetic and practical reasons, for some households an external blind enables their interior window dressing to remain understated and discreet, at the same time as optimising the use of space.
Added protection for windows
Correctly installed, an exterior blind can protect windows from the vagaries of the weather, as well as protect occupants from the heating effects caused by excessive sunlight.
Exterior blinds don’t need to be fitted over glass
In general, interior blinds are fitted over a window pane; exterior blinds don’t need to be installed over existing glass. If you’ve got a veranda, porch, or other exterior area that benefits from a roof and some low-level walls, but which isn’t glazed, exterior blinds can be fitted directly over the apertures. This means that outdoor rooms are able to enjoy all the benefits of heat and light control which blinds bring, without the need for glazing.
External Venetian blinds v shutters
Alongside Venetian blinds, shutters are the other main form of exterior covering for windows. Each product has its own set of benefits, which are summarised below.
Up to 87% of heat gained by a property is through the windows. Any exterior covering can help to keep the sun out, significantly reducing the amount of sunlight entering your home. The advantage of blinds over shutters is that the level of light and heat can be controlled far more precisely.
Whereas shutters tend to be simply open or shut, the slats in blinds can be minutely altered, ensuring just the right amount of light is allowed to penetrate.
Whilst shutters have the edge when it comes to security and protecting windows from the elements, Venetian blinds score most highly for temperature control, and calibrating the entry of natural light into the home.
To find out more about external Venetian blinds, call (07) 3028 9450 (Brisbane) or (07) 5437 6405 (Sunshine Coast).