Sunscreen Blinds: What Are My Options?

Sunscreen blinds are a form of blind design so that you can still see out the window but the fabric of the blind provides protection from UV rays and filters light. This is particularly useful in preventing warping or fading of furniture due to UV light, as well as protecting people from the other impacts associated with UV rays. 

image of sunscreen roller blinds

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Sunscreen blinds can come in a roller blind option which can be operated by a chain, cord, or motorised system that raises and lowers these blinds. 

Pull Down

Pull-down options also exist for sunscreen blinds which are a safer and cheaper option as they do not rely on chords dangling or any electrics for their operation. 


Sunscreen blinds can be ordered in a variety of colours. These range from light (white, grey, or beige) to dark (black, dark grey, or navy). 


All of the fabrics for sunscreen blinds are of a mesh appearance. However, these can be obtained in larger mesh or smaller mesh, and different thicknesses. The smaller the mesh or thicker the fabric, the more protection will be provided by the blinds. 

Sunscreen roller blinds can come in a variety of fabrics, colours and either roller or pull-down functions. Sunscreen blinds are designed to provide protection from UV light as well as its effects, such as warping or fading furniture. The type of fabric will ultimately determine the level of protection provided by the blinds and should be considered in planning this type of purchase.