Exterior Bamboo Blinds

Exterior Bamboo Blinds – Culture is rich with the uses of many natural growing woods and plants being used around the house. The reasons behind these items being used around the house have changed significantly from ancient times. The Japanese culture used to use exterior bamboo blinds to ward off evil spirits. If you were to study the Chinese culture, you would find that bamboo means long life and in the India culture it means friendship. While in today’s world, we may see exterior bamboo blinds as a way to ward off the evil sunrays washing out the television or creating unwanted heat, they have had their purposes in the ancient cultures.

For instance, in Asia, huts were made of bamboo and grass; even the window coverings were bamboo. The use of bamboo in Asia was to keep out inclement weather. So yes, our world has changed to where we find bamboo a signature of the tropical worlds such as Japan and Asia and we find we want to create that atmosphere in our backyard.


Exterior bamboo blinds are great for your backyard, not only because they offer you more shade on your porch and are the envy of friends for decorating your home in a new fashion, but because they hold up during any type of weather. The bamboo does need to be treated for weather resistance every year, and you will want to switch the side that is exposed to the sun every once in a while, but you will be protected.


You will be able to have those indoor barbeques on your porch during a rainstorm and be protected. The bamboo treatment allows for the reduction of mildew not only on the blinds, but also in the area you are protecting.

Not only can you switch, which side is exposed to the sun whenever you need to, but also the installation of these blinds is extremely easy. You do not have to hire a contractor to help you. The instructions are very easy to follow and you just need an electrical screwdriver.


There are two styles of exterior bamboo blinds, the venetian and the roll up. The roll up bamboo blind is easier to deal with because you simply roll it up and secure it to the straps on the ceiling. The venetian works off the rope system typical of most mini blinds so they tend to get tangled.

When you seek out bamboo porch blinds you will need to go to a specialty blinds shop or order from a catalog. Most local hardware stores do not carry these types of blinds unless you live in the tropics. A low demand for tropical blinds in the other part of the states shows that it is more cost effective to order them for a person. So be aware you will have to wait a few weeks before you can install the blinds. It is a good idea to start looking at the end of winter before the hot weather returns.


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One Response to Exterior Bamboo Blinds

  1. Avatar for Luke Smith Luke Smith says:

    It was really interesting to me to read about the chow the Japanese culture used bamboo blinds to ward of evil spirits, or that bamboo was symbolic of long life in Chinese culture. I would love to have such a great piece of world culture adorn my home. It also looks like it would be an effective way to give your porch some shade at the same time.

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