Privacy screens are aptly named for their purpose – to provide privacy. There is no denying that with the crowded and busy lives people lead today, privacy has become one of the basics in life that need to be worked for. People from many walks of life crave privacy in the sense that it provides them the peace and quiet they’ve been missing throughout the day.
There are generally two types of privacy screens according to where they are used. These two types are outdoor privacy screens and indoor privacy screens.
Outdoor privacy screens are those that are used outside of the house. These types of privacy screens are often made out of plastic, stainless steel or aluminum. In choosing the material to be used for outdoor privacy screens, durability is of utmost importance. Outdoor privacy screens are often exposed to several weather conditions all in one day. A sunny weather during noontime followed by sudden rain showers in the afternoon would definitely call for a highly durable material. Apart from harsh weather conditions, outdoor privacy screens are also subjected to normal wear and tear of everyday use. Combined, these two factors that outdoor privacy screens are subjected to somehow shorten their lifespan – calling for stronger, more durable materials.
Indoor privacy screens, on the other hand, can be made out of any material available. Unlike outdoor privacy screens, this type of privacy screen is highly protected from weather conditions. Thus, materials like fabric, paper and wood which would not be appropriate for outdoor privacy screens are good options.
Privacy screens can also be classified according to design. That is, privacy screens can either be fixed or folding/movable. Fixed or stationary privacy screens are immovable once installed in a certain area. They are ideal for places which home owners determine to be almost always in need of covering. Folding or movable privacy screens are those used temporarily. They are often made out of lightweight materials which allow for easy storage and moving. Although one might think that folding or movable privacy screens are only used indoors, there are also instances wherein this type of privacy screen is used outdoors. Gatherings and special occasions in the backyard or front yard would make good use of folding or movable privacy screens. Once the gathering is over, home owners can easily move the privacy screens and store them for future use. Indoor use of folding or movable privacy screens are also observed in the bathroom and in guest rooms.