External Venetian Blinds: SURE SHADE® Basic 100F L3 W
External Venetian blinds have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their sleek design and ability to provide shading while still allowing natural light into a building. One type of external Venetian blind is the SURE SHADE® Basic 100F L3 W, which is known for its use of ladder braid to control the slats or louvres.
The ladder braid methodology used in the Basic 100F L3 W is actually taken directly from internal Venetian blinds. This method involves using a ladder-like structure to hold and control the slats of the blind. However, when it comes to external Venetian blinds, this method has some limitations.
The slat profile of the Basic 100F L3 W is 100mm wide and can only be controlled by ladder braid. While this provides some flexibility of movement under wind load or use, the excessive flexibility of the slats can also lead to some significant drawbacks. For example, the slats can either rotate around the ladder string or distort and flatten against the glazing in the wind, causing excessive instability, movement, noise, and block out of light.
To address these issues, some manufacturers have developed alternative methods for controlling the slats of external Venetian blinds. For example, some blinds use a rigid arm system to hold the slats in place, which can provide more stability and reduce movement and noise.
Despite these limitations, the SURE SHADE® Basic 100F L3 W remains a popular choice for many buildings due to its affordability and ease of installation. It is important to keep in mind, however, that the ladder braid method used in this blind may not be suitable for all situations and may require additional maintenance to keep the slats in optimal condition.
In conclusion, external Venetian blinds can provide an effective shading solution for many buildings, and the SURE SHADE® Basic 100F L3 W is a popular option due to its use of ladder braid to control the slats. It is important to keep in mind that while the ladder braid method used in the SURE SHADE® Basic 100F L3 W provides flexibility, there are other methods available in our range that may better suit specific needs and preferences. By exploring different options, it is possible to find a shading solution that provides optimal performance and enhances the overall comfort of the space.