Sunscreen Blinds

Cedar Blind Specialists

Protect Your Furnishings with Sunscreen Blinds

If you are looking for sunscreen blinds Auckland, then consider our range. Sunlight may be the best way to get vitamin D, but exposing yourself too much can cause irreparable skin damage and even skin cancer. But, did you know that your skin isn’t the only one at risk from too much sunlight?

Leather, in particular, is very susceptible to sunlight; to put it into perspective, sunlight acts as a natural bleaching agent, and this makes leather dry, crack and fade. Constant exposure to sunlight can make it age prematurely in as little as four to six months.

At Cedar Blind Specialists, we know from experience that glare and harmful UV light can also affect your home’s carpet and furnishings. Our sunscreen blinds block 95% of the sun’s rays, protecting not only you, but also your carpets, curtains and furniture from premature fading and discolouration. This comes with the added benefit of providing daytime privacy, and its one-way visibility means it doesn’t obstruct your view of the outside.

Combining this with our other blind solutions, our sunscreen blinds add an extra layer of security that also doubles as winter warmth during the colder months.
Sunlight may be well and good, but too much can cause irreparable damage not only to your skin, but also to your home furniture. Choose a colour from our wide range of sunscreen blinds and receive a complimentary quote from us today!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of our most frequently asked questions:

1. How durable are the blind mechanisms??
The blind mechanisms for our blinds Are long lasting – made with heavy duty aluminium head rail systems, to ensure stability and strength.
2. I have a limited budget. Do you have different types of blinds and pricing ??

Prefer the cedar look in a PVC finish? If you are working to a limited budget, our Artwood range of PVC blinds could provide a quality alternative. PVC blinds are manufactured with the same high quality components as cedar blinds, and provide a painted wooden-look finish at a lesser price.

3. I have large windows. Can I use Cedar blinds across a long width??

Got an extra big window? Don’t split your blinds if you don’t want to – Cedar Blind Specialists can go up to 3mtrs wide in one continuous blind.

4. What are the colour choices available for Cedar blinds??

Colour choices include: 

Light Cedar

Dark Cedar

Warm Walnut


Painted Blinds 




Half Spanish White

Spanish White



5. What are the slat widths available for Cedar blinds ??

All cedar blinds are available in both 46mm and 60mm slat widths, and coated in a UV cured lacquer, providing a long lasting and durable finish.

6. What does an openness factor mean??

There a several options of openness when choosing a solar screen for your windows. The most common openness factors are 3%, 5% and 10%.

Openness is easier explained like this: a solid wall has a 0% openness while a clear glass window pane has a 100% openness. In short, openness is the degree of visibility through the window measured in percentages.

Most all solar screens are designed to be used on roller shades, but can also be used on roman shades as well.

When you are choosing a solar screen material, it is best to view it during full sunlight in the window where you will be installing the roller shade. In some cases, you may have a need to install the solar shade on windows that will get little or no sun so as to continue the theme within the same area. 

NB: It’s also important to note that no solar shade that has any openness factor at all will provide you with full or even adequate privacy in many cases. If your window is facing an area where there is little or no chance of someone looking into the room, then this is of course less of an issue. 

Also, light that is filtered carries less solar radiation and thus less heat than full sunlight, but solar screens should not be considered for use where there is a need to reduce excessive heat in the summer months. A better alternative would be an interior shutter, blackout lined drapes or a cellular shade in either light filtering or room darkening materials.