Blinds. Tuesday , August 21st , 2018 - 17:41:29 PM
You’d never want to live in a home without windows - they provide natural light and sometimes stunning vistas too. That being said, windows are also responsible for as much as 50 per cent of heat loss from the typical home. Installing double-glazed windows can help ameliorate this problem, but a decent set of blinds can also offer better insulation. Indeed, investing in new blinds is effective and also much more economical than new windows when it comes to improving the insulation of your home. So which blinds are best for warmth?
In addition to these types of blinds, there are even reflective blind styles that prevent heating or cooling. Roman blinds, rolling blinds, and more contemporary blind styles can be constructed using reflective material so you can better insulate your windows. You should even consider the materials blinds are made from as this can impact insulation. For example, timber blinds have natural insulating properties, while metal blinds do not. Cedar is an especially good insulator because it is light and porous. Alternatively, consider combining your blinds with heavy fabrics for better heat and sound insulation.
Finding the right window blind for your rooms decor should start with understanding the window treatments that you have to work with. The simplest window blind type is a roller blind, which consists of a flat piece of fabric that is stiffened then wrapped around the wooden roller and attached to the top of the window with brackets. The roller blinds design uses a spring in one end, which allows the blind to be adjusted to any height with the use of a ratchet system. Roller blinds can be made with most fabrics and then have a stiffening agent applied to the fabric which allows easy cleaning with a damp cloth making them great for bathroom and kitchen window blinds. If you’re looking for at luxurious pristine look then a festoon blind will be your choice it has extra fullness and is gathered into a length giving you a rich robust effect. It’s usually made with fine fabric textures like voile, being that this type of blind uses a large amount of fabric it tends to be more expensive. By using a series of cords vertically running through rings and then sewn on the back of the blinds fabric gives the basics to lower and raise several different blind systems.
Most Matchstick blinds come in a size which fits most standard home windows. The stick size is mostly 1/8" in diameter, but worry not; these are also available in other sizes and you can make a choice as per your preferences. And if you are still not satisfied, here is the catch: Owing to the nature of the stick, these can be easily customized by trimming them to fit your window size.