Window Blinds for Your Protection
Window blinds give shade and privacy to your home by covering windows. They go on the interior side of the window. The good thing about using these blinds, is that you can control the amount of light coming in by simply adjusting the blinds.
Types of Window Blinds
These blinds rotate because of their numerous flat, horizontal slats. This allows light to pass between them. To keep light out, they can be rotated up to 170 degrees, or, to clear the window, they can be pulled up. Rotation occurs when you pull a cord, or rotate a connector. A different string is used for the raising and lowering of the blinds. There are other versions were both the mechanisms are combined into one single rod.
Plastic and metal make up these blinds, making their first appearance in Venice around 1770. Sometimes woods are used which are know as wood blinds or bamboo blinds. The width of the slats range between 50-120mm.
These are basically venetian blinds that have slats measuring from 19-24mm only.
These blinds use plastic or metal horizontal slats which can be rotated ninety degrees to allow light to come in, or can be folded to the side for a clear view through the window.
You cannot rotate them, but you can roll up or fold window shades, allowing light to come in.
Known as Roller Shades, as they have rolling window blinds which can be pulled down.
Woven Wood Blinds
Colorful yarns or other decorative material weave through decorative wood, or bamboo to make these blinds. They roll up or fold out of the way. They are energy efficient, have greater light control, and are economical alternatives to shutters.
These blinds consist of pleated fabric shades which can be pulled up to the top of the window.
Honeycomb Shades or Cellular Shades
They are similar to pleated shades, but here there are two or more joined together at the pleats forming compartments to trap air, thus giving the room insulation to save on your energy bills. Cellular shades come in various styles, such as double or triple cell styles.
These blinds have a cord woven through the fabric that allows you to raise and lower the shade in an accordion pattern. They are easy to operate and are very efficient in insulation.
While installing your blinds, you should see to it that the blinds are unobstructed such that when it is fully extended, it can still hang freely. It is necessary to measure the width and length correctly before ordering.
You can choose the window blinds that suit you best for the variety of blinds available. Window blinds are extremely beneficial! Not only for protection from sunlight, but also to prevent onlookers from peeping through your windows.
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