Venetian blinds are perfect for outdoor living spaces. They are ideal for patios, porches and other outdoor spaces which need to have light during the day, but can be turned into rooms with complete privacy in the night. However, if you want the outdoor blinds you have installed to give you many years of service, you have to apply reliable maintenance methods. Here are some tips and guidelines, which you will find very useful.
Resetting a bent slat
One of the issues that affects these blinds is that people use force to bend the slats and peek outside. When the bending persists, the entire slat or even some slats become permanently creased such that they stay open even when the blinds are in the closed position. When a slat has been damaged this way, it is almost impossible to fix it while it is still in place. The best thing to do is look for an expert to disassemble the entire blind for you, and replace the ruined slats with new pieces.
Cleaning Venetian blinds
Summer comes with a lot of dust, pollen and other particles, which fly up in the air and settle on the blinds. You should make sure that you are wiping this grime off your blinds at least once per week. However, even with this wiping, there is a level of dirt accumulation, which will need a thorough cleaning. This cleaning can be done by removing the Venetian blinds from the windows and cleaning them with water. You can use a soft sponge to wipe gently scrub the dirt off the grime stuck to the metallic parts.
Replacing old blinds
Even with the proper cleaning and maintenance, there will come a time when you will need to replace your entire window's blinds. When replacing old blinds, you need to consider the colour of your current blinds, and how the new ones will blend into the colour scheme that you have set for your outdoors.
These are the cleaning and maintenance tips that will maintain your outdoors glow this summer. If you are thinking about giving your outdoor spaces a facelift by investing in new blinds, make sure that you get advice from a window expert before the installation. They will help you choose and install the blinds which are not only beautiful and durable but also energy efficient. Contact window contractors for tips and advice on window replacement.