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Tips for Choosing the Right Outdoor Blinds

Choosing the right outdoor blinds for your space

When choosing outdoor blinds, there are several factors to consider in order to pick the right ones for your space and needs. Some key considerations include:

  • The size and layout of the area you want to cover
  • The level of privacy and sun protection you require
  • The overall aesthetic of your outdoor space.

Additionally, it’s important to consider the durability and weather resistance of the fabrics used. By taking these factors into account, you can ensure that your outdoor blinds not look great but also provide the functionality you require. Read on to find out more!

What do you want from your outdoor blinds?

It’s important to have an idea of what features are important to you in order to choose a style that can meet those requirements. Some aspects to consider include:

View preservation – Is it important for you to still be able to see the view through your outdoor blinds? If so, look for blinds with a lightweight, transparent material. Carpet Call offers an option of 5% openness fabric as a solution for view preservation.

UV Protection – In Australia’s harsh climate, it’s important to only use blinds that are made with a material that blocks out UV rays and will prevent your furniture from fading. You can rest assured knowing that Carpet Call’s range of outdoor blinds offer UV protection to keep you and your furniture safe from the sun for years to come.

Temperature Control – If temperature control is important, look for blinds that are made with a material that can reduce the sun exposure and keep the space cooler. Carpet Call offers an option of 1% openness fabric as a solution for temperature control.

Weather protection – Do you want outdoor blinds to provide protection from severe weather, such as strong winds or heavy rain? If so, you’ll want to opt for blinds that include a wind lock to keep the blind secure and durable material to withstand weather extremes.

Choosing an operation mechanism

There are several types of outdoor blinds and awnings, each with their own unique operating mechanism.

Wire Guide: A wire guide system uses a guide wire to hold the blind or awning in place and control its movement. This type of system is best suited for large outdoor spaces, such as patios or decks, where a wide range of coverage is needed.

Wire Guide

Straight Drop: A straight drop system is a simple mechanism that allows the blind or awning to be lowered straight down from a fixed point. This type of system is ideal for balconies or small outdoor spaces.

Straight Drop

Zipscreen: Zipscreen is a type of outdoor blind that uses a zippered system to secure the fabric in place. It is best used for spaces where a high-level privacy and wind resistance is needed like a porch or pergola.

ZIP Screen

Motorized: Motorized systems allow for easy and precise operation of the blind or awning, using a remote or smartphone app.


No matter what blinds you choose or where you buy them from, it's important to know that you're covered by a warranty for peace of mind in the event that your blinds don't live up to their standards or are faulty. At Carpet Call, we take pride in offering robust and durable products that are backed up with comprehensive warranties across our full range of blinds.

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