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What are the Best Blinds for your Home in Hot Weather?

Stopping the sun hitting in the window is one of the best ways to reduce the heat load in your home. Internal blinds are fine but once the heat is inside your home it is only a matter of time before it leaks into your room from behind the blind or curtain. Outside Blinds, Awnings and Roller Shutters are your best option to keep the heat off the window and outside your home. Here are our thoughts on what are the best options to keep your home cool and why.

Roller Shutters

Roller Shutters have insulation in the slats and create a tight barrier over the window which creates a pocket of air to insulate your window from the hot sun. In winter the opposite is true and they do a great job of keeping your home warm. This makes shutters the best choice of all outdoor blinds for insulation. However, shutters only work when they are down shading the window and many customers do not like the closed in feeling that Roller Shutters can make in a small room. If you don’t like having them down they aren’t going to provide much protection.

Learn more about Stan Bond Roller Shutters here.


Canvas Auto Guide Awnings

Auto Guide Awnings are the traditional way to stop the sun on South Australian homes. The canvas is 100% block out and it provides great shade for the window. The Auto Guide Awning (sometimes called Automatic Awning) comes down on an angle and sits around 250mm away from your window allowing air to flow around the blind. Auto Guide awnings protect you from the heat by forming a shading barrier while still allowing light and some vision out of the window thus providing a less closed in feeling than a Roller Shutter.

Learn more about Stan Bond Auto Guide Awnings hereAuto Guide Awnings

Ziptrak® or Zipscreen®

Ziptrak Blinds and Zipscreen blinds are normally made with a Mesh fabric like Outlook or Shadeview. These mesh fabrics provide around 95% shade whilst still allowing vision through the blind. Ziptrak and Zipscreen blinds can be installed either on the face of the window or between posts on a verandah area. This makes these outdoor blinds very versatile and appropriate for many situations. The tracks at the side create a similar insulation barrier when installed on a window face which can greatly reduce the heat through a window. Outdoor entertaining areas can be almost unusable on hot afternoons making evening entertaining too glarey and uncomfortable. Outdoor Blinds can cut much of the glare and heat to make your area more comfortable as well as providing extra shade for your house.

Learn more about Stan Bond Ziptrak Blinds and Zipscreen Blinds.

Call us on 08 8336 2066 and have a Stan Bond representative help you find the right heat protection for your home.

Learn about more outdoor blind ideas here.


Customer Reviews

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I had three sets of day-night blinds installed and a Veri-shade. Very happy with the total experience from Stan Bond. Professional advice, personal assistance, on time, easy to deal with. I benefited from the suggestions and care taken by each staff member. The blinds and shade look lovely and perform exactly as I had hoped.

Lisa Lavan

It is so rare these days that a company offers such wonderful service and quality of product. From the very start to the very end, nothing short of pure excellence. Jenny was amazing with her suggestions and ideas, her patience very much appreciated and her ability to get the job done within limited timescales very much appreciated. This is my second experience with this company, internal shutters and curtains to go to complete my home and I will not even bother to get quotes elsewhere. Thank you Jenny, and all the team at Stan Bond - don't ever close your doors please!

Sharon Burton

We found Stan Bond to have really friendly, knowledgeable staff, they were reasonably priced, had fast turnaround and the installer was efficient and cleaned up after himself and was of minimal disruption to our office staff who were all working throughout the installation process. Very happy with the service, we would definitely use again.

FN Riggall

Recently had Plantation shutters installed. Very pleased with the finished product. Installers were professional, friendly and cleaned up when finished.

Anne Suttie

Called Stan Bond out to replace 2 broken/frayed cords on some older roller shutters. The jobs went very smoothly and the operator, Rob, was excellent - friendly, professional and a real credit to the Stan Bond team. Thanks Rob.

Mako Fin

Excellent service and installation. Very happy with the quality and prompt service, would not hesitate to recommend.

Marilyn Baker

Just wanted to say - I have had roller shutters, awnings & screen doors fitted today by Monte & Jayrus they were not only efficient, they were quick with the installation and cleaned up nicely after themselves...

Ria Darby

I have been using Stan Bond for the last 9 years. Most recent experiences were excellent right from first contact with Craig, then Jan whom inspected the works to be done and his assistance in…

John Princi

Great product with quality installation. Friendly and professional. Thank you.

Gary Meinhardt