If you require heavy-duty outdoor curtains for a specific application, we can help. These curtains are heavy-duty vinyl designed to withstand harsh outdoor conditions. If you want to make an enclosure, use a four-sided cube curtain rather than a one-sided curtain.
Heavy Duty Outdoor Curtains: Considerations
There are a few things to consider when purchasing heavy-duty outdoor curtains. Here are a couple of examples.
- Wind conditions
Considering how the wind will affect curtains when using them outside is critical. For example, a curtain not anchored correctly can expand into a giant sail.
- Excessive UV exposure
Excessive UV exposure from the sun can cause outdoor curtains to deteriorate prematurely. If there is excessive sunlight in the installation area where the curtains will be installed, you must notify us. Unique materials can be used to counteract the effects of the sun.
- Mounting hardware
It is critical to use the proper mounting hardware to prevent rusting and corrosion on the curtain track. Galvanized steel must be used to prevent rusting and ensure the curtain track allows the roller hooks to slide easily.
- Wind Protection for Outdoor Curtains
Wind can be a severe issue for outdoor curtains. The reason for this is simple: a curtain works similarly to a sail, and the larger the curtain, the larger the sail. However, a few features can be installed to mitigate wind effects on the curtain.
- Steel Wind Rods
Steel wind rods run from the bottom of the curtain up to the top of the roller track. These steel rods dispersed wind force from the curtain to the track above and the ground. The curtain has a fabric sleeve within which the curtain rod is installed. The steel rod is embedded in the ground at the curtain’s base.
- Wind Vents
Wind vents are strategically placed to allow air to pass through the curtain. As a result, the impact of the wind pushing and pulling against the strong outdoor curtain is reduced.
- Tie down strap
A Velcro strap loops into the D-Ring before looping back to the curtain. D-rings screw into the cement. This allows the curtain to be opened and closed as needed.
- Keep your cushions, pillows, and furniture safe.
Whatever material you choose for your patio furniture, pillows, and cushions will all fade over time due to the sun’s rays. Plastic may melt if not protected, direct sunlight may crack wooden frames, and the vibrant colors of your pillows and cushions may fade.
However, by draping outdoor curtains over your patio furniture and other items, you can keep them from fading in the sun. Furthermore, in the event of an unexpected downpour, the drapes can provide additional protection for your pillows and cushions, giving you time to bring them inside if the weather worsens.
- Take advantage of being water and sun resistant.
You’ll want to make sure your outdoor curtains can withstand as much sunlight and rain as possible, especially if you live in an area where the weather is unpredictable. For example, when a severe storm is on the way, bringing your patio curtains, pillows, cushions, and other furnishings inside is a good idea. On the other hand, a little unexpected rain will not harm your curtains if they are well-water-resistant.
Acrylic and olefin are excellent curtain fabric choices for wet climates because they wick away moisture and dry quickly. Even if you don’t get much rain, you’ll want UV-resistant curtains that won’t fade in the sun. There are materials available that resist fading and other sun damage.
We wouldn’t blame you if you bought outdoor curtains for your patio right now because they have so many benefits! Just remember to look for drapes that will protect your patio furniture and accessories from the elements and insects while allowing you to express your style.