Selecting The Perfect Outdoor Privacy Screen

The wide range of outdoor privacy screens from which you can select from can be overwhelming. With the advent of modern technology, privacy screens have come a long way from their paper and wood ancestors which were highly popular during the mid 600’s in China.

To make the selection process of outdoor privacy screens easier, it would be helpful to follow the following steps.

The first thing that home owners should consider in choosing the right outdoor privacy screen is the space of the outdoor area. Home owners should be able to determine which part of their backyard or front yard is in need of an outdoor privacy screen. It would also help to note down what you expect out of your outdoor privacy screen. Things such as traffic noise reduction and visual privacy should be taken into consideration if they are part of the reasons why you are considering an outdoor privacy screen. The size of the outdoor privacy screen is also very much important. There are home owners who do not like outdoor privacy screens which seem to impose or make them feel like prisoners. Most home owners prefer outdoor privacy screens that enable light and air to pass through. It is then helpful to list down all the requirements and intentions for your outdoor privacy screen to serve as a guide later on.

The next step in selecting the perfect outdoor privacy screen is to come up with a design. Designs can be of any theme or any color according to your preference. Some are looking at their home exterior for inspiration. Other home owners are taking into account various objects in their front yard or backyard like the ornamental plants or the furniture pieces, perhaps. They then incorporate the design and theme of these elements onto their outdoor privacy screen design.

After coming up with a design for your outdoor privacy screen, it is time to weigh out options when it comes to the materials to be used. As previously stated, outdoor privacy screens can be made of almost any material available. However, it is best to consider if the outdoor area where the privacy screen will be used is shaded or not. Shaded areas mean that the outdoor privacy screen will most likely be protected from the rain and the sun. This translates to a wider selection of materials to be used. On the other hand, outdoor privacy screens which will be installed in non-shaded areas should be made of material durable enough to withstand harsh weather conditions.

Selecting a Product

So what type of privacy screen is right for your space? Below is a simple guide in choosing the right privacy screen.
Think about your space

Be clear about what you want to screen – is it just photographic or is it acoustic as well? Create a list of necessities your privacy screen must meet.

Entry spaces can truly benefit from the use of privacy screens. This is one area where they are becoming increasingly popular.

Decorative privacy screens can be utilized to divide large open plan spaces to generate ‘visual’ rooms. They can also be used to create an acoustic ceiling or wall lining in high noise areas.

Develop a design idea and think about it again!

There are numerous graphic styles and concepts you may choose from, so think about which style would optimally suit the interior look and feel of your own home. A screen is a sculptural bit which you can style in a really personal way; you may even desire to have a family picture laser-cut into the design.

Choose your design materials

Today’s material options and styles are numerous, and seeing contemporary architectural materials meeting with customary concepts is nothing short of remarkable.

Consider the maintenance, cost and quality of your screen

There are some privacy screen materials that require some amount of care. In choosing the material of your privacy screens, make sure you think about how it is maintained to ensure that you will be able to properly maintain it in the future.

Compare the costs and quality of all these materials. Choose a privacy screen that is within your budget without compromising the quality.

HCDS is a growing company in the field of producing quality and cost effective aluminium screens. We endeavour to deliver the most cost effective way of moulding Aluminium Screens to help our customers outdo their competitors with an exhilarating play of shadow and light.

We specialise in manufacturing a broad range of steel and Aluminium fixed and adjustable louvres, security and shade solutions for homeowners, lattice and slatting products to provide state-of-the-art privacy, plantation shutters, home renovators, project builders, property developers, architects, commercial and industrial property owners along with councils.

With every piece of our steel and aluminium shade, privacy and screening produces custom-made and manufactured to your terms, we offer complete tractability not only in design, but also in selections of colours, styles and sizing.

Selecting a Design

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Information You Need to Know


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Care & Maintenance

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Ordering a Screen


Step 1. Review the space and design you are looking for

Step 2. Measure up your space allowing for tolerance and fixings

Step 3. Contact us for a quotation or to book an appointment
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