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Bringing the indoors outside is becoming a trend. Exterior design for homes has become a vital aspect of modern décor. Using outdoor blinds can help one achieve amazing exterior design. A blind is a covering which is meant to prevent light and provide privacy. There are two types of blinds which include interior and outdoor. Common types of internal blinds comprise of several slats positioned horizontally or vertically. The slats can be made from different materials, which include wood, plastic, or metal.

Retractable Outdoor blinds are coverings which are mounted to the exterior wall of the house. They mainly compose of cotton or polyester yarn, or vinyl-polyester fabric. They are stretched over an aluminum, steel or iron structure. The blinds are sometimes constructed of aluminum sheets. These aluminum blinds are most preferred under extreme conditions that fabric blinds cannot endure. They can withstand loads of snow and strong winds.

The blinds are mostly placed above the door, window, or by a sidewalk. Some blinds have multiple columns to form a canopy and can extend greater distances from a building. These types are used to cover an entrance or outdoor dining or partying area. Outdoor blinds can be used commercially as billboards as one can paint logos and brand names on them.

What are retractable outdoor blinds? Blinds can be constructed in a manner in which they can be retracted. They can be extended to provide shade and retracted to allow for sunlight. Instead of one having to take them down when not in use, they can be withdrawn and stretched out on a day when they are required. They can be controlled with a remote with just a touch of a button. Some have a sensor-trigger mechanism with a program that controls the blinds under given conditions such as rain or sunlight. Some blinds require manual operation; you will need to retract by hand. Sensor-triggered shades are the most convenient but are costly to install.