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October 24, 2023 By Kenosi

Beat the Heat: Commercial Blinds for Sunny Spaces

Summer in South Africa brings with it soaring temperatures and scorching sun rays. As the mercury rises, businesses nationwide are looking for effective ways to combat the heat and create a comfortable environment for their patrons and employees. That's where our Blind Designs Commercial solutions step in - and now, we're excited to announce that we're expanding our online presence to LinkedIn for our commercial division. Connect with us to stay updated on the latest trends and solutions for heat protection in all commercial spaces!

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You can now find us on LinkedIn, where we'll share insightful articles, industry news, and showcase our latest commercial blind solutions and product ranges. Follow us to stay informed and connected with experts in the field!

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Protecting Against the Summer Sizzle:

The South African summer can be unforgiving, making it essential for businesses like restaurants, office buildings, and accommodation facilities to implement effective heat protection measures.
Commercial blinds offer a multitude of benefits during this season:

  • Sunlight Control: Commercial blinds give you the power to control the amount of sunlight entering your space. By adjusting the blinds, you can regulate the indoor temperature and reduce the need for air conditioning, thus saving on energy costs.

  • UV Ray Blockage: Harmful UV rays can cause damage to furnishings and equipment. Blinds act as a protective barrier, shielding your interior from the sun's damaging effects.

  • Glare Reduction: Excessive glare on computer screens and through windows can make working conditions uncomfortable. Commercial blinds allow you to eliminate glare and create a more productive environment.

  • Privacy: Privacy can be a critical factor depending on the type of business. Blinds offer the flexibility to maintain two-way privacy while still allowing in natural light and a functional/visual separation in mixed-use buildings.

  • Aesthetic Appeal: Commercial blinds come in a variety of designs and materials, ensuring they seamlessly integrate with your interior decor. They can even enhance the aesthetics of your space.

  • Indoor comfort: People in developed countries spend almost 90% of their time indoors. Thermal, visual and acoustic comfort is essential for well-being and triggers positive emotional, attitudinal and cognitive responses in an individual.

  • Reducing Heat Gain: In the quest for energy efficiency, most modern buildings are highly insulated and ‘airtight’. However, these qualities significantly increase the risk of overheating. Appropriately controlled shading can significantly reduce the risk of overheating for building occupants.

Tips for Effective Heat Protection with Blinds:

Choose the Right Material: Opt for blinds made from reflective or insulating materials to reduce heat penetration effectively. Reflective blinds bounce the sun's rays away while insulating ones help trap cooler air inside.

Motorised Blinds: Consider motorised blinds that can be controlled remotely or programmed to adjust throughout the day. This enables you to manage sunlight and temperature without manual intervention. This motorisation can be done via App control, wall-mounted switches or hand-held remotes. Our ranges of blinds that can be motorised include Vision blinds, certain Roller Blinds, Outdoor Blinds, Ripple & Curtain Tracks and more. Click here to find out more about Blind Motorisation.
Regular Maintenance: Keep your blinds clean and well-maintained. Dust and dirt can reduce their effectiveness. Regular cleaning and inspections are crucial. You can also contact us to find out more about care and maintenance for your specific blinds here.
Complement with Fans: For an extra cooling effect, consider using ceiling fans or floor fans alongside your blinds. These can enhance air circulation and provide a cooler environment.

Professional Installation: Ensure that your blinds are installed by professionals to guarantee proper fit and functionality. Find an authorised Blind Professional or distributor near you by clicking here.


Summer in South Africa can be relentless, but with the right strategies and the use of commercial blinds, you can create a comfortable and energy-efficient space for your business. Connect with us on LinkedIn for more insights, industry updates, and the latest trends in commercial blinds. Don't let the summer heat get the best of your business – stay cool, connected, and protected - with Blind Designs Commercial!
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