Cord/small gauge rope that doesn't deteriorate in the sun?
May 29, 2005 3:24 PM Subscribe
Is there some way to get rope or cording which won't fall apart after a summer in the hot southern Arizona sun?
Last year I installed some roll down window shades made of bamboo to take the brunt of the sun that was otherwise streaming in the windows. These aren't the most well constructed shades ever invented, but they did admirably at providing a cheap solution to shading my windows from the intensely hot summer.
posted by mulkey to Home & Garden (14 answers total)
All except for one thing. The cords that you use to pull up and down the shades are completely disintegrated. Almost all of them have snapped off and those that haven't are looking like they'll fall apart if someone breathes on them. Like I said, these are cheap window shades and the sun around here is HOT.
I think I can replace them, but my question is this: Is there a cord I could replace these with that wouldn't need replacing every year? Maybe a UV resistant one? Or would something like hemp be a less likely to fall apart after a summer filled with 100+ degree temps?