Blinds installed outside

Put your home in its ideal light with outdoor blinds, get ideal control of light and create a pleasant room climate.

Outdoor blinds

Blinds installed outside windows, doors and canopies

heroal textile screens installed outside offer many different uses, excellent sun protection features and a very high degree of flexibility. In addition to protection from glaring light and heat, heroal textile screens can also be used to provide protection from prying eyes, or to blacken the living room. Thanks to the wide variety of sun protection fabrics, colours and installation variants, outdoor blinds by heroal offer you greatest freedom of design and can be perfectly adapted to the look of your home. Depending on the sun protection textile, both UV radiation and direct sun radiation may be reduced by up to 100 %.

What’s so special about heroal blinds?

Protection from sun and heat

Textile screens by heroal absorb up to 100 % of sun and UV radiation, offering ideal protection from sun and heat even with large glass surfaces.

Resistant to wind and weather

Thanks to innovative fabric technologies, the textiles of heroal screens are extremely weather-resistant and easy care. Furthermore, the heroal zip screen even withstands force 12 hurricanes.

From transparency to blackout

With more than six types of fabric and more than 250 different fabric designs available, you can choose to maintain your view or achieve complete room darkening.

Sun protection for different applications


Which sun protection is right for me?

heroal offers a wide range of products in the area of outdoor blinds. Choose between the heroal rs hybrid sun blind, which combines the advantages of shutters with a textile design, or the heroal VS Z textile sunshade, which offers a broad range of design possibilities. It is also important to think about the dimensions, design and automation. Find out more about your sun protection options now.

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Sun protection from A to Z

Textiles and fabrics

Textile sun protection is available in a wide range of different kinds of fabric in different colours, so that textile screens meeting individual requirements can be created. In addition to extremely easy-care textiles and textiles with a very high protection against UV radiation, it is possible to create heroal textile screens with an almost transparent outward view or complete room darkening. In our textile finder, you will find the fabric that suits your requirements best.

Useful information

  • What are the advantages of textile blinds installed outside?

    Outdoor blinds fulfil many functions and optimise the room climate, depending on the season. In summer, blinds installed outside reduce the need for cooling by preventing direct sunlight and heating up of the rooms. Air conditioning costs can thus be reduced. At night, the lowered blinds let cool air into the interior of the building and at the same time protect against insects. Hence the blinds also serve as insect screens with perfect air permeability.

    While blinds installed outside reflect and absorb the sun light even before it hits the glass, sun protection installed inside allows the sunlight to enter through the glass and increase the room temperature. The intensity of this effect, also known as heat trap or greenhouse effect, can vary, depending on the type of glazing. Outdoor blinds protect more effectively from heat and thus provide a pleasant and constant room climate.

  • What energy-saving potential do blinds offer?

    The energy efficiency of buildings plays a central role in the context of sustainability and climate neutrality, since most of the energy required in Germany is used to provide heat. The use of air conditioning and heat pumps for cooling in summer is also becoming increasingly popular. Sun protection systems installed outside can save a lot of energy and significantly enhance the energy efficiency of a building.

    In winter, the sun light is used to increase the energy input into the building and thus minimise heating costs. The air in the gap between the window and the lowered blinds serves as an additional insulation and keeps the heat inside the building.

    In summer, rooms without blinds can quickly overheat. A textile sun protection installed outside reflects and absorbs the sun’s rays even before they strike the glass, thus preventing the interior from heating up quickly. If the room has an air-conditioning system, further potential savings are possible, as the need for cooling is significantly reduced.

    Standard heroal textile screens are equipped with a motor, offering you additional options to reduce energy consumption as much as possible by adding a timer or a weather station with sensors.

  • How can I find information about energy savings (Energy Label)?

    The renowned German testing institute Institut für Fenstertechnik (ift) Rosenheim, in cooperation with the Industrial Association for Technical Textiles, Roller Shutters and Sun Protection e.V. (ITRS), has revised the Energy Label for windows in order to create more transparency for planners and consumers, and to prove the effect of roller shutters and sun protection on the energy balance. With the Energy Label, a uniform standard was created for the insulating effect of different textiles and curtains in combination with the window. Even with high-quality windows, blinds and curtains still have a considerable effect on energy savings – in summer and in winter. As with electric appliances, the efficiency is rated in terms of a set of energy efficiency classes from A to G. The Energy Label is issued by the fabricator, who determines the required energy parameters and declares them for his products. In order to determine the contribution of an outdoor blind or curtain to the ultimate energy savings, various factors must be taken into account. These include, among others, the orientation of the window, the average sunshine duration, cloudiness and shading duration, as well as the kind of window installed. The Energy Label for windows draws attention to the fact that there is more to roller shutters and blinds than design, protection from weather or burglary resistance.

  • Are outdoor blinds suitable for a retrofit?

    You can easily retrofit your windows with blinds installed outside in the course of renovation or modernisation. heroal textile screens are perfectly suited for a retrofit due to their low winding diameter and the resulting small box size; and they fit perfectly and almost invisibly into the look of the building. You can choose between the installation using a visible surface-mounted box or an invisible plaster-base box integrated into the façade. Surface-mounted boxes in different sizes, designs and colours allow you to individually adapt the sun protection to your building, and provide for an easy fixture to the outer shell of the building. Other than the installation of the sun protection, there are no other changes to the building required, such as plastering or painting.

    The blinds unobtrusively blend into the look of the building thanks to the combination of panel boxes with a subtle design and the slim rails to guide the sides of the zip screen heroal VS Z and the textile sun protection heroal VS. With the heroal VS C, the sides of the blinds are guided via high-quality stainless steel ropes, accentuating the slim design even more. As opposed to the heroal VS Z, the variants heroal VS and heroal VS C, however, are not equipped with zip technology at the sides, so that they should only be used in regions where high wind speeds are not expected.

    Thanks to the different variants of heroal sun protection products, the wide range of design options and the comprehensive choice of colours, you will certainly find the blinds that fulfil the functional requirements you have and match the style of your house.

    Our specialist partners will be glad to answer your questions about a retrofit of textile blinds installed outside and will find the best solution for every installation situation. After having chosen your sun protection, they will take care of a smooth and fast installation. Find a suitable heroal specialist partner near you here, and arrange a meeting (no obligations).

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  • Where is outside sun protection used?

    Our solutions for outdoor blinds are among the highest quality and most innovative systems on the market. The installation of the blinds outside, on window, curtain wall, French door or canopy, provides for an extremely effective protection against heat and cold. At the same time, our wide range of colours offers a variety of design options. Whether you would like to install outdoor blinds as a retrofit in the course of modernisation or integrate them directly into your new building – sun protection by heroal is suitable for every building situation and a wide range of applications, such as window, conservatory, patio roof or patio door. The textile blinds can also be used as vertical awnings for your patio roof, in order to create a protection against glaring light and prying eyes for the sides, enabling you to use your patio regardless of the weather. In addition, heroal textile screens can be used as on-glass awnings (conservatory awning) for conservatories or patio roofs. heroal offers textile sun protection solutions from a single source. To create a uniform look, they can be perfectly coordinated and combined with each other as desired.

  • Who can advise me on choosing the right sun protection?

    Get more information from one of our specialist partners near you, and let them advise you on our sun protection products. Our specialist partners will also take care of a professional and uncomplicated installation. Blinds are also easy to retrofit at a later date. Use the heroal specialist partner search to find a suitable fabricator near you, quickly and easily.

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  • Can outdoor blinds be electrically controlled?

    Standard sun protection by heroal is equipped with an electric control, which provides for the automatic opening and closing of the blinds by means of sensors, remote controls or apps. Electric controls increase the ease of use, save energy and ensure a long service life of your blinds. In combination with a sun sensor, the blinds open or close depending on the angle of the sun. This ensures a pleasant room climate all day long, without the need for air conditioning. In combination with a wind sensor, your blinds automatically retract once a certain wind speed is reached. This ensures that you can enjoy your textile outdoor blinds for a long time.

    Remote control

    • Opening and closing at the push of a button
    • Control while you’re on your way
    • Convenient operation

    Sun sensor

    • Reacting on intensity of sun radiation
    • Automatic opening and closing
    • High potential energy savings

    Wind sensor

    • Reacting on wind speed
    • Automatic retraction of blinds
    • Extended life cycle of sun protection

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Product features of heroal sun protection products

The textile sun protection systems by heroal offer you more living comfort for your home. Convince yourself. We will be glad to present you our wide variety of functionalities and designs. Visit our specialist partners and get inspired.

Brochure outdoor blinds

  • wide variety of designs
  • effective protection from heat, prying eyes and glaring light
  • operation quiet as a whisper
  • weather-resistant and easy maintenance
  • durable and easy clean
  • compatible with Smart Home

Surfaces and variety of colours


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When it comes to how we live and work, the most important thing is having choices. heroal knows that. As a family-run company with more than 140 years of experience, we believe that when it comes to quality, there are no compromises. That is why our products give you a way to create ideal solutions for nearly any requirement. As a technology leader, we believe that quality means more efficiency, more reliability and more performance – solutions that are "SIMPLY. BETTER."

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