Canvas fabrics are the best for heat protection because they block out all the sun that would normally hit the glass on your windows … It stops the heat from hitting your window, and in turn, the hot glass from heating the air inside your home.
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Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) March 19, 2013
“When it comes to keeping your house cool, nothing can do a better job than putting on an external awning,” says Jason Graham. Graham knows about external awnings. The owner of Australia’s premier blinds company, Blockout Blinds, recently delivered a quick yet detailed report on choosing the best fabrics for external awnings. The latest video report is in response to the significant volume of queries the outstanding blinds company has received about the three different types of awning fabrics.
“If heat is your main concern,” Graham tells Blockout Blinds consumers about fabrics for external awnings, “you can’t go (wrong with) the canvas. If you’re willing to sacrifice a little bit of heat protection for a view, then mesh is your answer. And if you want colour or design that you can’t find in the mesh or canvas fabric, or you want some light to come through into the home without being seen through the blind, then acrylic is the one for you.”
In the six-minute video, Graham further details the advantages and disadvantages of going with one fabric over another and emphasises the need for always choosing quality. He shares, “Remember that these fabrics are going to be outside in the elements, for hopefully a long, long time.”
According to Graham, the standard canvas awnings Melbourne homes set up have been around in the market for about 50 years. He mentions Brella and Hunter Douglas as the original makers of high-quality canvas fabrics for awnings. Blockout Blinds chooses to carry Brella.
“Canvas fabrics are the best for heat protection because they block out all the sun that would normally hit the glass on your windows … It stops the heat from hitting your window, and in turn, the hot glass from heating the air inside your home.”
Graham additionally explains that installing indoor blinds is not going to be enough to prevent the heat from transferring inside the home. This is especially crucial for properties in cities or areas that experience intense sunlight. The blinds and awnings expert reiterates the need for property owners to fit windows with external awnings, as these, he says, are more efficient at preventing heat infiltration and maintaining cool temperatures inside the home.
For maintaining access to views outdoors, the Blockout Blinds owner recommends the mesh or screen awning fabric. Mesh fabric is made from PVC. The material allows the fabric to be rot- and fade-free. The downside to mesh is that it only prevents 80 to 85 percent of the heat from seeping into a room.
Graham, who considers Vista Weave and Imex as two of the foremost manufacturers of mesh external awnings, adds, “But the advantage is that you can see out through the fabric. So this is ideal for areas where you want to maintain the views such as overlooking scenery, a pool area, or a backyard where you may have kids running around that you want to keep an eye on, or something similar to that.”
Blockout Blinds incidentally carries Imex.
Meanwhile, for homes with a folding arm awning, Graham says that the acrylic fabric is the best option because it is a lightweight fabric. The other appeal of acrylic fabric is that it comes in a range of colours and patterns that might not be available in the canvas and mesh fabrics.
Graham has over 15 years of solid experience and background in the blinds business. His company Blockout Blinds has been providing superior products and services to Melbourne consumers for many years. The company offers a five-way guarantee including a 10-year product warranty, lifetime installation warranty, and on-time delivery.
The company assures consumers, “We are committed to providing the highest level of customer service, and blinds, awnings, and shutters of the highest quality that will last the test of time. You’ll have confidence dealing with Australia’s first blind company to offer a five-way guarantee, which ensures your complete satisfaction and peace of mind for many years to come.”
For more information on external window awnings and other window dressings, visit the Blockout Blinds website or call for a consultation today.