Its a shame that this writer is a paranoid and puts in disclaimers on ideas, but in these times compelled to do so is only one issue.
Please use common sense when or if you use an idea submitted or not. What works for one may not work for all. When in doubt ask.
It is hot outside and like me you are about broke. I have seen this in use and do not know if you could save some bucks or not on a utility bill.
More than one neighbor of mine has used large bamboo curtain type devices that are cheap at discount stores, I paid about twelve dollars, and fashioned an outside curtain outside the windows of a home by carefully attaching the curtain to already installed outside awnings.
One should avoid doing this near electric wires, because if you come into contact with them you will probably become dead.
Awnings should be firmly attached, even, etc. Bamboo is relatively light, and this stuff seems water resistant. Piercing an aluminum awning is simple with just a needled type awe. Using relatively heavy gauge fence wire, the bamboo curtain was inserted into loops fashioned by the fence wire.
Wind water and building codes can be your enemy so to speak. Make sure the fashion in which you secure your outdoor sun protection can resist wind and other things like as mentioned above plus neighbors who hate you and will tell the city that they may look tacky. Everyone of these type of devices this writer has seen out of plain view. Notably they have been observed on an open type car port. They have been noticed in back-yards, not so much in plain view. This writer used a fence board to weigh the bottom sown of the device to keep the wind from tearing it up.
You want to make your device even,strong and functional. If you do it right, you can even roll them up with the string device if your bamboo has it. Follow directions on that string, cause if a kid plays with it and you don’t see him long story short the cord can possibly strangle someone.
Once, Yes I busted my own window, because the ‘TV” told me to. (Just Kiddding) I did bust my window though and bent up the curtain rod.
This had to be a quick fix, and a moment of genius hit me. I had a quater inch diameter PVC tube about a yard or so long. The curtain which was attached to the rod was not damaged. I removed the curtain, from a bent brass coated one. I did purchase two conduit clips used for positioning wire. They come in different diameters and the ones I used cost less than a buck. I used 4 dry wall screws. put the white PVC plastic tube and it went perfectly through the curtains. I painted the clips white later.
To this day my better half never has noticed. The window is another story. Use common sense, be careful and again I am broke. May applications already in design make greater use than just one. Ever guess what you can make a hanging basket for your outside giant Venus Fly Trap? My way is much cheaper than plastic pots they would sell you these days for ten dollars. Let me know. PS no new application when applied to a new one will never be a guarantee for replacement.