Can External Blinds Be Used During Rain?

External roller blinds along with being used for sun control can also be used during rain showers or to provide shelter from rain showers when installed on exposed apertures such as pergolas and verandas, as the fabric is running vertically and there is no chance of water ‘pooling’ on the material.

On our external roof blinds, they too can be used during rain showers subject to being set at an angle of 14 degrees (or greater), which corresponds with a 25cm per metre depth, which ensures water runs off and does not pool on the material.

Thanks to the exclusive TEXgard nanotech coating impregnated around every fibre of our materials, as the rainwater runs off the fabric, it takes surface dirt and debris with it ensuring the material keeps a clean visual appearance.

External blinds with a wet fabric (used in rain) should be allowed to dry out first before you retract them away, however, if the fabric is rolled away wet (ie the rain is persistent), the external blind should be opened up at the next opportunity to allow the fabric to properly dry out and to help minimise any rippling and waviness in the material. Continuous and consistent use of an external blind in rain showers will affect the look and appearance of the fabric.

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