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The Ultimate Guide To Choosing The Perfect External Blinds For Your Sydney Home

As a homeowner in Sydney, you know how important it is to have functional and stylish solutions for your outdoor space. One such solution that can greatly enhance the aesthetics and functionality of your home is external blinds. If you're considering external blinds for your Sydney home, you may have some questions. Don't worry, we've got you covered!  In this blog, we'll provide you with the ultimate guide to choosing the perfect external blinds for your home, taking into consideration your unique needs and preferences.

Why Choose External Blinds for Your Sydney Home?

External Blinds provide effective sun protection, helping to block out harsh UV rays and keep your interiors cooler during the hot summer months. They also offer privacy by limiting the view from the outside, making them an ideal choice for street-facing windows or areas with high foot traffic. 

Outdoor blinds can also add a touch of style and sophistication to your home’s exterior, enhancing its overall aesthetics.

Factors to Consider When Choosing External Blinds


External blinds come in a variety of materials, each with its own unique features and advantages. Popular options include PVC, mesh, and fabric. PVC blinds are known for their durability and resistance to the elements. 

Mesh blinds are designed to allow airflow while still providing privacy and sun protection, making them suitable for outdoor living spaces. Fabric blinds offer a softer, more traditional look and are available in a wide range of colours and patterns, allowing you to customise the appearance of your home.


There are various styles that can be used, such as classic outdoor blinds, wire-guided outdoor blinds or zip screens. Classic and Wire-Guided outdoor blinds are perfect for installation where insect protection is not required, they can also be easily rolled up or down to adjust the amount of light and privacy you desire.

Zip screens are a modern option that are tightly secured to the sides, preventing gaps and providing additional protection against insects.


It’s important to understand the installation requirements and determine whether you have the necessary skills and tools to install the blinds yourself or if you need to hire a professional. At Outdoor Blinds & Awnings we take away that worry from you and install on site at times most convenient for you.

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Consider the long-term cost, including maintenance and potential repairs, when making your decision. It’s also worth exploring different options and comparing prices from different suppliers to ensure you get the best value for your money. 

Just keep in mind not to sacrifice quality when determining which supplier to use. Outdoor Blinds & Awnings are proud to manufacture the premium quality outdoor blinds, the best on the Australian market.


Some blinds may require regular cleaning, while others may require periodic maintenance, such as lubrication or replacement of parts. 

Understanding the maintenance requirements will help you make an informed decision and ensure that your chosen blinds remain in good condition for years to come.

Outdoor Blinds & Awnings fully enclosed head box protects the parts and the fabric of the outdoor blinds eliminating the need for maintenance.

We hope this ultimate guide has provided you with valuable insights and information to help you make the best choice for your external blinds. If you have further questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out to our team of experts at Outdoor Blinds & Awnings. Contact us today to get a quote and let us help you transform your home.

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