What Are Outdoor Curtains?

August 28, 2015 by | Be the first to comment »

If you’re looking for a great way to improve the functionality of your outdoor space while also making it more enjoyable for you and your family and friends to spend time in, a great idea is to add outdoor curtains to your pool enclosure. There are a wide range of styles to choose from, and each of the styles may be both decorative and functional in a number of ways. With a closer look at what you can expect, you may decide that now is the perfect time to draw the curtains near your pool.

Why curtains?

A typical pool area enclosure design may include walls that are mostly or entirely made of glass or windows, and this means that everything from the prying eyes of neighbors to the intensity of the sunlight and even the chill of winter air may impact your enjoyment of the space. Outdoor curtains are designed to be installed around pool enclosures to give you the ability to conceal your space or let the outside in as desired. When closed, you’ve got a measure of privacy, you limit the impact of sun and outdoor temperature on your enclosed space and you can even make your view better in some cases.

What’s available?

Each homeowner may have unique needs in mind with regards to the use of outdoor curtains, and there are several different styles to meet different needs. With a closer look at the options, you may easily find the right style for your pool enclosure.

  • A direct mount track system can be installed and used with curtains and an optional valance
  • Decorative, yet affordable polyethylene curtains with valances and lighting are optional upgrades
  • A higher-end option features curtains made entirely from Sunbrella fabric, resistant to fading in the sunlight, with numerous colors and styles available
  • Add a valance and rope lighting to the most weatherable and fade-resistant fabric for functional and fashionable appeal around the pool

Enhancing enclosures

There are many factors that can detract from your enjoyment when using your enclosed pool, such as nosy neighbors, bad views and weather conditions. Outdoor curtains are an effective way to minimize or even eliminate the impact of each of these. You can easily open the curtains to allow natural sunlight to filter in as desired, but you can also close one or all of the curtains as desired for partial or full privacy, to make the indoor climate more enjoyable and more.

Go with a pro

Many homeowners will hang indoor curtains on their own, but there are several good reasons why you should use professional installation services for outdoor curtains. The material used with outdoor curtains is heavy, and many find that tension rods and other similar installation products are not suitable for use with them. Furthermore, many pool enclosures are constructed with metal framing that can make the curtain installation process difficult. Furthermore, the finished result of your installation efforts will impact the condition of your home as well as the look of your pool area.

Outdoor curtains can be a wonderful investment to make, and they can enhance the style of your home as well as your enjoyment of your pool enclosure. If you’ve been searching for a convenient way to dress up your pool enclosure area, spend time learning more about the different styles of outdoor curtains available.

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