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

Slat Window BlindsSlat 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.

Venetian blinds:

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.

Mini Blinds:

These are basically venetian blinds that have slats measuring from 19-24mm only.

Vertical Blinds:

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.

Solid Window BlindsSolid Blinds:

You cannot rotate them, but you can roll up or fold window shades, allowing light to come in.

Holland Blinds:

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.

Pleated Shades:

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.

Roman Shades:

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.


Helpful Tips

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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  2. Ellen Hughes on July 3, 2018 at 4:36 am

    You got my attention when you said that woven wood blinds are energy efficient and have a greater light control. This is something that I will be sure to remember because my husband and I are interested in shopping for a new window blind. We want to ensure that by installing a window blind, we’ll save more from our energy bill. Thanks for sharing this.

  3. Jocelyn McDonald on August 6, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    My husband and I are remodeling our home, but we aren’t sure which kind of blinds we should use. Your article had some great tips for choosing window blinds, and I liked how you said to make sure you measure the width and length of your window before ordering blinds so you can get the most accurate set of window coverings for your home. Thanks for the help; we’ll keep this in mind when getting new blinds.

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