If you run a pub and would like to get some outdoor roller blinds for your beer garden, here are some tips to follow.
Opt for dark-coloured roller blinds if your customers will have access to them
If you want your customers who consume their drinks and food in the beer garden to be able to access these roller blinds so that they can roll them up or down as much as they want, depending on how much shade or sunlight they personally prefer to have, then you should get dark-coloured blinds. The reason for this is that these customers may be eating greasy, salty snacks, such as peanuts and crisps, whilst they drink their beers. Because of this, when they go to pull down one of these roller blinds, they may transfer some of this grease or salt to the fabric. Additionally, the customers who sit closest to these blinds may sometimes spill some of their drinks on them.
While it's important for your staff to do their best to spot-clean any areas of the roller blinds that they notice have got grease or drink stains on them, there's a good chance that some of these stains may not be removable. If, however, the roller blinds are dark grey, navy or black, the stains that won't come off them should not be too visible. Conversely, on a white or beige roller blind, a beer or wine stain could be very easy to see and might give the roller blinds, and the beer garden in general, an unclean appearance.
Ensure the blinds are made specifically for outdoor use
Outdoor roller blinds can be more costly than indoor ones. As such, you might find the idea of purchasing water-resistant indoor blinds appealing if you're on a budget. However, it's important to ensure that the blinds you put up in this outdoor space are made for outdoor use. The reason for this is that even water-resistant indoor blinds won't have the same long lifespan as their outdoor equivalents.
This is because the latter are not only usually made from thicker materials that are waterproof but are also usually UV-resistant; this means that the fabric won't rapidly thin out or fade, even when exposed to the sun for several hours each day. As such, if you put an indoor roller blind in your beer garden, you'll probably have to get a replacement much sooner than if you had opted for an outdoor one in the first place.Share