Outdoor bamboo blinds were used as balcony blinds for a long time. It is generally made by individuals at small scale. The problem is that those bamboo blinds do not last long in rain and the mechanism that holds the blinds in open position tends to wear out quickly. The right alternate for the bamboo blinds in balcony and terrace is the PVC outdoor blinds. These blinds do not wear soon and are robust. PVC blinds are good for balconies up until third floor. Beyond that the wind speed may be high and transparent monsoon blinds may be better suited there.