Dianne Lynn. Blinds. August 15th , 2018.
Recently there has tragically been a number of deaths of young children attributed to strangulation by blind cords. Various high-profile organizations up to government level have come onboard to support a campaign called ’Make it Safe’ initiated by the BBSA, the British Blind and Shutter Association, of which Blind Technique are members. This campaign aims to eliminate the risk of strangulation with looped blind cords and controls through education, keeping these cords away from children at all times or if not possible by introducing various safety designs which mitigate the risk. It is highlighted that the only sure way to totally eliminate the risk is to keep all control cords out of reach, and to otherwise fit blinds without any non-control looped tapes, cords or designs.
Blinds - this is truly a great invention, with which you will have several benefits simultaneously. They will save you from the scorching rays of the sun, protect your furniture from fading and will hide you from too curious eyes of neighbors or passers-by, and, finally, will be a natural complement to your windows, fit perfectly into any interior.
Modern manufacturers have tried their best - they created a great variety of blinds. The variants of the vertical and horizontal strips (lamella) made of different materials with distinct textures, a wide color palette and even the possibility of applying to the blinds of any image. Such a rich selection designed to suit all tastes, and, most importantly, for every budget.
Before we discuss blinds, let’s try to understand the two basic types of insulation. Reflective insulation refers to insulation that is lined with a heat and cold reflecting material, while bulk insulation refers to the use of a thick material that prevents hot and cold air from entering your home. The insulation used in most buildings utilizes a combination of reflective and bulk insulation; and while you probably don’t want to use this kind of material as a window covering, the principles of insulating blinds are the same.