Dutch blinds are designed to offer sun protection to a room rather than offer a large area of shade like awnings do. They can be permanently fixed in the open position but are most commonly retracted using a pull cord system. A gear with detachable winding handle or electric operation is available at extra cost. An optional protective aluminium hood can be installed to provide protection to the blind from the elements when it is in the closed position. Dutch blinds are not as affected by strong winds like awnings can be, so are a lot more durable to leave out during poor weather. Call or use the contact form on this site with your requirements and we can give you an approximate cost or arrange for a free, no obligation visit.