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The Frost Fortress - 4 Tips for Choosing Blinds When Winter Proofing Your Home

It’s easy to overlook the importance of domestic winter-proofing.

That is until the winter arrives and your home becomes constantly cold and draughty. In fact, it’s not just wind and rain winter protection battles against. High-quality weatherproofing also serves as an excellent pest deterrent and helps to lower energy bills.

So, there are no real downsides to taking these simple measures.

 

We’re talking about sealing up holes around doors and windows, keeping an eye on the health of exterior pipes, and investing in sturdy blinds and coverings, among other things. If you want to extend the use of your garden, for instance, you need to protect the space in a similar way.

 

With All Weather Blinds’ state-of-the-art awnings and Ziptrak outdoor blinds, you can winter proof your home and garden with minimal effort. What’s more, you won’t have to head inside as soon as conditions turn chilly.

 

Make a Bid for Privacy

 

It is really up to you to decide how much privacy you’d like from your outdoor blinds.

Most homeowners opt for a degree of opacity (a percentage of tinting), but leave plenty of room for the sunshine to stream in. This is usually influenced by external factors, such as the placement of windows and location.

If you live close to a busy road or are overlooked by neighbours, you might prefer darker blinds. In winter, ushering in lots of daylight is always a good idea, because it’s an important part of emotional and physical health. Read our guide to keeping your home and yard private for some inspiration.

 

Know Your Green Credentials

 

Insulating window coverings and weather-resistant blinds are often so energy efficient that they end up paying for themselves in the long term. Certainly, creating an additional weatherproof area outside is an effective way to keep the house warm in winter.

 

It acts as a kind of buffer, so your home loses heat at a slower rate. After enough time, you’ll be able to see this reflected in your energy bills. Similarly, during the summer, our blinds protect properties from the harsh glare of the sun.

 

Making ‘Em Last

 

If you’re going to invest your hard-earned cash in beautiful blinds, whether they’re for the garden or interior window coverings, you want to know that they’re built to last. Fortunately, our outdoor blinds are made out of the finest PVC.

They are unmovable in the face of strong winds, high temperatures, UV rays, heavy rain, and much more. The reality is that you really can enjoy your garden all year round if you install weather resistant coverings. Come rain or shine, you can use this additional part of the house.

 

Finding a Perfect Fit

 

Perhaps the best thing about our fantastic range of outdoor blinds is the fact that they’re custom-made. You are guaranteed a perfect fit, as the product will be manufactured according to the dimensions of your space. This contributes significantly to their weatherproofing potential.

 

It also means that we can help you pick out blinds that suit your budget. At All Weather Blinds, we have a wide array of designs and dimensions to suit any space. So, to learn what we can do for your home this winter, contact All Weather Blinds today!