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Awning blinds for vertical windows - why do we use?

Most of us look forward to those hot, sunny days but the sun, while so pleasant on a beach, can also be a real nuisance in the home or workplace. Solar radiation flooding a room leads to a marked increase in temperature, particularly through roof windows. The best means of protection comes from use of external awning blinds and shutters, use of which is particularly valuable over south or west facing roofs. 

 

Effective protection against the heat

 

Awning blinds constitute the optimal solution as a means of protection against excessive solar heat. The awning blind absorbs solar radiation before it reaches the glazing and emits the heat to the outside of the room, hence it ensures much better protection from tiresome heat on the sunny days. By offering up to 8 times more effective protection than internal blinds this can reduce the internal temperature drop by as much as 10°C.

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Choosing the awning blinds

Awning blinds - 8 times more effective protection against heat gain compared with internal blinds

 

Awning blinds for vertical windows - FAKRO

External accessories are the best protection from high temperatures. They block UV radiation outside the pane, preventing warm air from entering the room.

 

Awning blinds for vertical windows - FAKRO
Solar radiation passes through the pane and is absorbed by an internal blind. It then radiates heat to the interior in the form of long wave infrared radiation, effectively acting as a radiator. Internal accessories should really be used primarily as a means of shading and interior decoration.

 

ENERGY-EFFICIENCY

ENERGY-EFFICIENCY

Awning blind reduces energy consumption of air conditioning units, thus reducing operating costs and cutting CO2 emissions. In the same way, it also protects against heat loss in cold temperatures by increasing the heat transfer coefficient up to 16%. The Solar option consumes no electricity as it is powered by a photovoltaic cell. 

 

INFLOW OF NATURAL LIGHT

INFLOW OF NATURAL LIGHT

Windows with awning blinds rather than external roller shutters allow a free flow of light to the interior.

 

VISIBILITY TO THE OUTSIDE AND PRIVACY

VISIBILITY TO THE OUTSIDE AND PRIVACY

When pulled down, the awning blind ensures visual contact with the external environment. You can easily view the surroundings and yet have privacy from any observers who might be tempted to take a peek inside.

 

IMPROVED ERGONOMICS 

IMPROVED ERGONOMICS 

The unrolled awning blind improves the working environment by maintaining an even level of light. It protects against the type of intense light reflection which causes problems to those working on laptops or watching TV. An awning blind will also protect the eyes from strain by providing even light distribution.

 

PROTECTION AGAINST HARMFUL UV RADIATION

PROTECTION AGAINST HARMFUL UV RADIATION

By limiting the penetration of harmful UV radiation, an awning blind protects materials and furniture from ageing and fading.

 

PROTECTION AGAINST INSECTS

PROTECTION AGAINST INSECTS

In addition to providing protection against heat gain, the electric awning blind will also act as an insect screen for an open vertical window.