Gazebos, verandas and terraces are an important place to organize rest on the site. Today there is a large variety of materials and design features for the design of this fragment of suburban life. The complexity of the construction of buildings is not only in the well-constructed technical part of the structures, a qualitatively new approach is to choose street curtains for gazebos and verandas so that the object has a stylistically complete and harmonious appearance.
What materials are made street curtains
At the peak of popularity in central Russia are the so-called “soft windows”. Make them from polyvinyl chloride cloth. Compared with the classic glazing of open porches in the country, this option is attractive because of its mobility and multifunctional fastening. Thus, modern fittings for PVC curtains make it easy to twist if necessary. This is their advantage over the stationary glazing of country objects.
It is possible to buy street curtains for an arbor and a verandah from PVC standard color. However, if we talk about luxury models made of polyvinyl chloride, then the color options are much more. Depending on the capabilities and desires of the customer, awning fabrics are used. They are more expensive, but differ in increased durability and a wide choice of colors.
In the warm season, using conventional textiles. It can be used for glazed version of the gazebo, and for open verandas. Silk and chiffon can add romance, as well as provide an opportunity to enjoy the fresh air and light wind. Often there are denser types of fabrics, which can be seen on the numerous design photos of arbors. The leading positions are occupied by flax and canvas.
The most reliable type of fabric protective curtains for a gazebo is tarpaulin. Only lavsan fabric, pre-coated with PVC, can compete with its strength. In the warm season, you can choose both simple and uncomplicated versions of textiles, as well as more complex fabric designs using draperies and accessories.
Helpful advice! If you want to darken the inner space of the summer terrace as much as possible, you can choose a type of street curtains such as Blackout. Due to its features, this fabric for gazebos is 99% opaque.
On the Internet you can find a huge number of photos of summer pavilions with windows decorated with fabric of various subjects. This adds a certain charm to the gazebo interior. With the help of properly selected design solutions, you can achieve an unusually bright effect. Do not forget that this design can not be used all year round. Fabric cloths are unable to protect the structure from precipitation and temperature changes during the cold season.
To protect from the sun’s rays can be applied rashshtory. They look like blinds, but they have a number of differences. Rafshtora are installed on the outside of the structure, and they have the maximum level of protection against ultraviolet rays. Such products will last for a very long time, since lamellae are made of aluminum and stainless steel.
Bamboo curtains stand out for their environmental friendliness and originality. These blinds look natural and airy. It is often possible to meet arbors with registration in the form of vertical or horizontal bamboo blinds.
When you need to protect an object on the site from the influence of the environment, traditionally put an ordinary glass with plastic windows. This option has several advantages. For example, its durability is high compared with the life of street curtains. Care also does not cause any difficulties for users.
The big disadvantage is that the panels will definitely reduce the visibility of the gazebo. In addition, often have to order a non-standard project with a special size. It should be noted that it will be difficult to choose the color of the panels, since in the standard version they are always white. This will entail an increase in the volume of work and an increase in the price.
Glazing of gazebos and verandas can be considered as an inexpensive solution to polycarbonate. Among the advantages of the material a special place is occupied by its cheapness. It is sold in sheets with a length of 6 m and a width of 2.1 m, regardless of thickness. However, this material is exposed. Scratches are very fast on it.
Since the protection of polycarbonate stationary, there will be many difficulties with the dismantling of the structure. In the summer, it will be very hot and can create a greenhouse effect for holidaymakers. Also, this material is much worse transmits light. Therefore, experts prefer outdoor curtains and soft windows.
Favorite buyers of street curtains are polyvinyl chloride (PVC) fabrics. Even extreme winter conditions are incapable of damaging PVC curtains for the veranda. The temperature at which the exploitation of this material is carried out ranges from -40 ° C to 70 ° C.
Polyvinyl chloride is distinguished by its safety for the environment and human activity. It does not emit an unpleasant “plastic” smell, does not emit volatile chemical compounds into the air under the influence of temperatures. Its capacity is the same as that of ordinary glass. However, it is difficult to damage.
Note! The thickness of transparent curtains for arbors and polyvinyl chloride verandahs is measured in microns.
Awnings for gazebos and porches are most often made of a material with a thickness of 500 microns. It is quite enough for protection of country structures and various designs of country houses. 700 micron thicker canvas. It is used for larger objects that require enhanced protection, for example, for summer terraces of entertainment facilities or structural units of markets.
The price of high-strength polyvinyl chloride will definitely be higher. The most dense and resistant is the protection of polyurethane. Such designs can withstand temperature fluctuations from -80 ° C to 60 ° C. At the same time, they are as plastic as possible, they do not crumble or crack. This is one of the most expensive options for soft windows today.
The price of PVC curtains for terraces remains the most attractive on the market. Popular today are suppliers from Belgium, Germany and Korea. The fabric of these manufacturers has a density of from 630 to 650 g / m2. It is usually delivered in rolls 2.5 m wide. The lifetime of soft windows is 7-10 years. It is very easy to care for them. It is convenient to wash them from a usual hose for watering, it is possible to use soap water and a soft sponge.
There are a lot of arguments in favor of choosing and installing PVC curtains on the porch in the country. One of the main advantages is their ability to withstand strong gusts of wind. It is provided with such properties:
- material flexibility;
- resistance to heavy loads in places of tearing the curtains.
Items and furniture that are inside the structure will be completely safe. In winter, it is best to keep PVC curtains stretched. So they will not lose their properties and will not change the size.
The next trump card can rightly be considered the water resistance of PVC fabrics. Such material is guaranteed to protect rainwater and melting snow from entering the structure. Therefore, you can safely leave the PVC fabric for the whole winter to protect the inside of the gazebo or veranda.
The installation of PVC street curtains is perfect for families with small children. Soft windows do not break, and the child is not injured by shrapnel. The material is quite durable in order to support the weight of the child. PVC canvas will not break if the baby stumbles or independently decided to roll over the fence.
Another argument in favor of PVC is its transparency. Review during the holidays will not be blurred or curtain, that is, the gazebo will fulfill its purpose. PVC curtains for the terrace are easy to maintain. They can be washed with soapy water using soft sponges. Abrasives, powders and hard sponges spoil the surface of PVC, leaving scratches.
Helpful advice! PVC curtains for outdoor gazebos can be washed from a regular hose with a diffuser. If necessary, you can use for cleaning devices like Karcher.
Curtains from textiles are an ornament which with success carries out esthetic function. Designers around the world use the capabilities of simple and exclusive materials for curtains in the gazebo. Photos of unusual country compositions can be easily found on specialized sites and catalogs of online stores. From the point of view of practicality, fabric curtains are more often decorated with glazed verandas. Plus it will refresh the look of the design.
The design of open terraces decorated with curtains of various materials is no less attractive. Depending on the characteristics of operation and the customer’s desire, light air canvases can be used, however, designers prefer more dense types of textiles, for example, acrylic fabrics, tarpaulin, burlap. In any case, the competent design of the veranda will emphasize all the advantages of the design. At the same time reduce the likelihood of discomfort during the holidays to a minimum. Modern curtains can easily protect the owners from the sun, rain and wind gusts.
Helpful advice! Material for curtains can be impregnated with special means of protection against mosquitoes and mosquitoes. Processed insect repellents will provide additional protection against the ingress of insects.
Outdoor products are often fastened with eyelets, ribbons, small shafts, carabiners or staples. It is worth noting that most of the simple options can be made by hand. If the design idea involves a lot of details and a specific design, you should definitely contact the experts.
As you can see, the choice and installation of soft windows is not so difficult, however, when you design a country house or giving street curtains, it is better to consult with a specialist. The design should emphasize all the advantages of the site and make the rest unforgettable.