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Cleaning And Maintaining Your Outdoor Blinds


There’s no greater feeling than being able to use your patio whether it’s sunny or raining. You can host outdoor events and parties or do anything else you see fit. One of the best ways to do this without compromising on your comfort is to make use of outdoor blinds. With this new and fun investment, comes certain responsibilities. You’ll need to stay on top of its maintenance, depending on what type of blinds you chose and what conditions you’re using them in.

Maintaining Clear Blinds

Clear outdoor blinds allow you to see your entire outdoor area while being entirely waterproof. To keep your view unobstructed, maintaining this PVC material is important. Because the outdoor blinds are discreetly stored with a rolling mechanism, you also need to make sure that the entire screen is clean before rolling it up, which will prevent the plastic from getting scratched and cloudy. As plastic is dependent on temperature, your blinds may be softer in the heat and harder in the cold. For this reason, it’s important to be gentle whenever you open and close your plastic outdoor blinds as you can accidentally snap them or stretch them out of shape.

Maintaining Mesh Blinds

Mesh blinds differ from clear plastic blinds in that they aren’t entirely waterproof but allow air to blow through it, preventing areas covered by the blinds from getting unpleasantly hot and stuffy. Because it’s rolled up and kept out of the way, you can remove it to clean or wash them while they’re unrolled. Using warm water from a gentle hosepipe and soap, you can clear it from dust and debris, and this will be easier to do as they’re more rigid than clear binds.

Cleaner For Longer

Your blinds are on the outside of your home and likely to get dirty a lot faster. By maintaining them by cleaning them regularly, they’ll likely last you many years in your home before needing repairs or replacements.

If you’re looking to have outdoor blinds installed in New Zealand, Lidgard Shades can provide you with quality and beautifully designed blinds that allow you to experience the outside while keeping you dry and shaded from the sun’s harsh rays. Contact us today for more information.

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