Hanging up curtains or installing blinds are just a few of the traditional ways to reduce the amount of sunlight coming in through windows. Aside from eliminating the obvious annoyance one experiences from glare coming through in the mornings and in the afternoons (and sometimes even in the middle of the day when the intensity of the sun reflects through bright objects), blocking sunlight also keeps the heat that comes with it from coming in, resulting in cool interiors throughout the day. And it is often a welcome feature if the curtains or blinds additionally allow for controlling the degree of sunlight to pass through, making dynamic lighting options possible—as sort of having the option to trade-off between cooler interiors naturally well-lit ones.
Because of these practical advantages, most houses, office spaces, and other establishments have blinds or curtains installed. But it is often standard form to put them inside the establishment rather than the outside. There are a couple of reasons for this. Mainly, curtains and blinds are fragile and are not meant to be exposed to the elements. Also, (and especially for high-rise buildings), any curtain or blind mechanism installed on the outside is not readily manipulable.
In the last fifteen years, roll up outdoor blinds and awnings have become popular locally, especially among residential houses and commercial establishments, thanks to higher quality materials and expert installation by experienced manufacturers and providers like Hunter Canvas and Shade. Since blinds can now stand up to the elements because of their robust mechanisms and industrial-grade fabric, home and business owners have taken a liking to installing them outside rather than inside. They have discovered that outside installation minimizes the blinds aesthetic clash with the interior and keeps inside spaces feeling more open. Interior curtains and blinds are also notorious accumulators of dust, even when windows are seldom open. Exterior blinds, by virtue of their placement, are much easier to clean. Lastly, exterior roll up blinds offer greater protection from heat, since sunlight is blocked before passing through the window glass.