External Blinds Range
External Window Blinds by Ozsun
THE OUTDOOR LIFESTYLE
External Blind Solutions
Wire Guided blinds are blinds which have a stylish and modern stainless steel cable which stops the blind from flapping in the breeze.
With a patented Zip Screen system, you can enjoy your outdoor area all year round! The combination of a high tech solar fabric with a Zip Screen system is the perfect solution to keeping your outdoor area shaded in summer, and to locking in the warmth in winter.
Pivot Arm Awnings
Pivot arm awnings are suitable for windows that face any direction. When the awning is partially extended it provides protection from overhead sun i.e. north facing windows, while still retaining a view to the outside. When the awning is fully extended it covers the entire window and provides protection from sun at low angles i.e. facing east or west. In winter with the awning retracted the window is in full sun.
The advantage of an external blind is that it keeps the sun off the glass and is far more effective at reducing heat than an interior blind. Exterior blinds and awnings can reduce entry of solar energy by up to 80%.
By comparison, solar film or interior blinds typically offer 40% protection – source: CSIRO Division of Building Research. A difference of about 70-75% reduction in cooling requirements is obtained when interior blinds are replaced by an external shading system – source: Assessment of Energy Performance of Window Shading Systems at the Canadian Centre for Housing Technology.
Ozsun external blinds are made from reinforced extruded aluminium, and are available in a full range of powdercoated colours to meet Australian Standards. They are hard wearing and easy to clean.
Ozsun awnings & blinds can be fully automatic for ease of use, with optional sensors to adjust for sun, wind or rain.
Ozsun external aluminium shutters are ideal for decks, patios, balconies, court yards and wet areas, and can be installed horizontally or vertically.
Our aluminium aero-foil blades keep out the hot sun and rain, but give you control over air flow and light, while maintaining security and privacy from neighbours.
What do I need to know about motorised outdoor blinds?
Motorised outdoor blinds are a convenient way to control the amount of light in your home. Unlike traditional blinds, motorised ones are more expensive but offer many benefits, making them worth the investment. They can be controlled with a remote or app, connected to other smart devices and set to adjust automatically at certain times of the day. Since they come in various styles and sizes, they can fit almost any outdoor decorating scheme.
How long do motorised blinds last?
Motorised outdoor blinds can last for many years. However, the lifespan of your blinds will depend on how well you take care of them.
Are motorised blinds noisy?
Motorised blinds are becoming more and more popular, but there are some concerns about their noise levels. While most people find that they are not too loud, there are some reports of high-pitched whining or humming sounds coming from the motor. If you are concerned about noise levels, it is best to ask the Ozsun Shade Systems team for a demo of the blinds before you purchase them. Get a quick estimate of your external window blinds, so you’ll know how much you need to get one.
Can you manually close motorised blinds?
Yes, you can close motorised blinds manually. To do so, simply grip the bottom rail of the blind and then pull it down to the closed position. Alternatively, most motorised blinds will have a small switch or button that can be used to disable the motor, allowing you to close the blind manually.
How wide can motorised blinds be?
The width of motorised blinds can vary depending on the type and brand. Whether you need external window blinds that are specifically designed for large windows or a tiny window meant for the bathroom, there are a ton of options you can choose from. Check our window blinds projects for design ideas.
Do motorised blinds go up and down?
Most motorised blinds are designed to go up and down. However, some blinds may only move in one direction. They are operated by a motor controlled by a switch or remote.