Blinds are a great way to cover windows and the light coming in through them, and they are also a great design element. Roller blinds of various colors, materials and designs are available, which will fit perfectly in any type of home.
What are roller blinds?
Roller blinds are a type of blinds that fit into the entire top of the window frame, either inside or outside the window compartment. It operates using a wire attached to the bottom of the blind or a chain mechanism attached to the body. A motorized mechanism is also available that allows the blinds to be opened and closed remotely.
What kind of windows roller blinds are most suitable?
Roller blinds are suitable for most types of windows and doors. Roller blinds are great for windows of different sizes, as well as for roof windows and doors. They are suitable for both very large and very small doors, as well as they look visually attractive on them.
Why choose roller blinds?
One of the most diverse types of blinds are roller blinds, which are equipped with different finishes and are suitable for different environments and give a great design element. Light insulation, moisture and fire resistant properties mean that they are very practical. Roller blinds are available in different colors, designs and from different materials, allowing you to choose the most suitable option. They are also a great and easy way to transform any room and make it more interesting.
No less important is the fact that the roller blinds are accessible with motorized control, which makes their use much easier and is suitable for places where access to the windows is more difficult to reach. They can be opened or closed with the help of a button.
Nowadays, roller blinds are available with various options for light transmission. Blinds are available that are opaque, which will ensure that light does not shine in the room while they are closed. Also available are roller blinds with a light filter that allows light to enter the room, blinds with UV protection that have a higher light transmission than light filter blinds.
What are the benefits of roller blinds?
Roller blinds have various advantages, they are as follows:
- lower costs – roller blinds are relatively cheaper because they do not use as much fabric as, for example, curtains. They are simple in design and use, so they are most often made of a single piece of material and a rolling mechanism, which makes their costs lower;
- elegant designs – roller blinds are available in a variety of elegant designs. They can be both monochrome and with patterns, thus perfectly decorating the room;
- automation and motorization – they can be automated and motorized making them easy to use. This feature is especially important for windows that are high or difficult to reach. This makes it possible to close and open the blinds from a distance, even from another room, which today is very suitable for “Smart Homes”, which can be controlled by mobile phone or voice. This feature also gives more privacy and security;
- suitable for different sizes and rooms – due to their wide range and possibilities, they are perfect for different styles of rooms and their function, as well as for different sizes of windows, from large living room windows to very small bathroom windows.
What materials are roller blinds made of?
Roller blinds can be purchased from a variety of materials. Those are:
- fabric – most often they are made of one piece of fabric, so they are mostly inexpensive (depending on the fabric) and are easy to install. The most commonly used fabrics are cotton, polyester, silk or wool. It is also possible to combine fabrics such as silk and cotton, which gives a two-layer effect. Although fabric blinds are a great material for different rooms, they are harder to clean than others. Roller blinds made of fabric are available in a variety of colors and patterns;
- aluminum – it is used because it is light and durable, as well as it is easy to maintain. It is corrosion resistant, making it ideal for rooms where high humidity accumulates. Roller blinds made of aluminum can be purchased with one side light-reflecting. They are available in a variety of colors and are suitable for homes with a minimalist or modern design;
- leather – leather material is less common. Blinds of this material have a high price, but they give a unique interior look. This material gives an exclusive atmosphere reminiscent of a luxury look;
- wood – this is another material that is more expensive. Wood is durable and long-lasting, so it is a popular material. It is not suitable for rooms with high humidity. By matching blinds made of wood with other furniture, they are a great design element and give the room sophistication and elegance;
- bamboo – this material is an environmentally friendly option. Due to the rapid growth of bamboo, it is considered a sustainable and renewable material. This material is perfect for warm climates;
- vinyl – it is a synthetic polymer material, so this material is suitable for all types of premises. It is durable and long lasting, as well as it is cheaper than other materials and is easy to maintain. Vinyl blinds are available in a variety of colors and patterns;
- artificial wood – this material is great if you want wooden blinds in wet rooms, because it is made of wood and plastic, which ensures that moisture does not affect it