What are the Differences Between Indoor and Outdoor Blinds

Indoor and outdoor blinds both offer an effective solution for controlling light and providing privacy in any part of your home, but it's important to consider the differences between indoor and outdoor blinds. Indoor blinds are designed for use inside the home and are typically made from lighter materials, while outdoor blinds are designed for use outside the home and are therefore more durable, offering weather-resistant properties to protect your home whilst also offering shade and privacy. Here are the main differences between indoor and outdoor blinds:


Indoor blinds are typically made from materials such as fabric, PVC or timber, while outdoor blinds are made from mesh or PVC with powder-coated aluminium frames. Mesh outdoor blinds offer privacy and protection from weather & insects and clear PVC is ideal for wind and rain protection outdoors.

Light control

Outdoor blinds provide a higher level of light control, making them ideal for outdoor entertaining areas, such as your Louvretec room, where you may want to create a comfortable and shaded environment. They can also help to reduce the amount of heat that enters your home, making it more comfortable and energy-efficient in all seasons. 


Made with tough aluminium, outdoor blinds are designed to withstand the elements, including rain, wind, and sun. They are typically made from more durable materials and are constructed to be more rugged and long-lasting than indoor blinds. 


Outdoor blinds provide a level of privacy that is not possible with indoor blinds. They can be used to create private outdoor spaces, such as courtyards, balconies, and patios; as well as indoor spaces. This creates a larger space where you can feel comfortable enjoying the privacy of your own home.


In Australia, outdoor blinds are especially beneficial due to the hot and sunny climate. Louvretec’s range of outdoor blinds provides neverending protection from the elements all year round, whilst always remaining aesthetically pleasing when rolled up or down, you can choose from two distinct fabrics: Mesh Shade Blinds are ideal for cooling, shade and privacy. Clear PVC Outdoor Blinds are ideal for wind protection and come in a range of colours. Enjoy shade, reduced heat and glare, and can help to keep outdoor living areas comfortable and usable even during the hottest months.

If you wish to find out more about Louvretec’s outdoor blinds, contact our friendly team today to make an enquiry.