There are many different types of outdoor blinds.
The newest to the market are Ziptrak™ Zipscreen™ and Ezi Zip™ systems which are spring loaded blinds that self tighten and are very simple to use. Due to the simplicity of use they have become very popular in recent times with people wanting to enclose verandas and patios to make outdoor rooms.
Crank handle blinds have been around for a long time and are a cheaper alternative to the two systems mentioned above, side track can be added to these blinds to created Channel X and Channel IT systems.
Just to make these blinds easier to use they can have internal motors put in for full automation and can be set up or down with the push of a button.
All of these blinds can be done in mesh, clear PVC or plain or striped canvas.
Auto arm awnings have been popular for many years also and are perfect for windows where the summer sun is a problem and are generally done in striped canvas.