The Differences Between Outdoor Blinds and Sun Louvres

If you are considering adding an outdoor shading product to your outdoor area for the incoming summer season, you’ll likely already know there are a few various options to choose from. Two of the best options available are outdoor blinds and sun louvres. With two similar-looking products to the untrained eye, we are here to explain the differences between them to help you settle on the best solution for your specific requirements.

What are Outdoor Blinds & Sun Louvres

Outdoor blinds and sun louvres are both types of outdoor shading products. Louvretec Outdoor blinds come in choices of Mesh or clear PVC with varying degrees of openness and are designed to provide shade and protection from the elements. They can be raised and lowered as needed and are often attached to the outside of a building. Louvretec Sun louvres, on the other hand, are fixed panels that are mounted on the outside of a building, are made of aluminium and are designed to allow sunlight to enter while also providing shade. They are constructed of durable aluminium and can be adjusted to control the amount of sunlight that enters a space. In general, outdoor blinds offer more flexibility in terms of shading options, while sun louvres provide a more permanent and decorative solution.

The Differences Between Outdoor Blinds & Sun Louvres

Light control

Both options offer light control, with outdoor blinds offering a fantastic level of flexibility, being fully adjustable to allow more or omit it when you wish for shade. Sun louvres are commonly fixed, however, at Louvretec we supply motorisation, hand operable, end-fixed or bracket-fixed louvres suitable for residential and commercial properties.


Our products are constructed with durable materials and reliable functionality, meaning very little maintenance is required. Designed to cope with the harsh Australian climate, both options will provide years of use in getting the most out of your outdoor spaces. Our sun louvres are durable, made from tough aluminium, making them easier to clean.

Style & Design

Both Louvretec outdoor blinds and aluminium shutters have a great design and options of colours or materials, so you can hone in on the perfect look for your home no matter your style preferences. They also both provide superior light control, privacy, and insulation. And they can both be easily cleaned with the right products. When asking yourself which one is right for you, consider personal taste, what the main purpose of the product will be (shade, style, privacy, etc.) and where you wish to install them.

If you need a little extra help finding the right solution for your home, get in touch with us today and make an enquiry.