Window Blinds For Indoors and Outdoors
What are Window Blinds?
Window blinds, either vertical or horizontal in type, are shades used for window covering. If you are aiming to block the sunlight coming into your window and the harm and discomfort it brings: heat, glare and ultraviolet rays, one excellent window treatment solution is the use of blinds. Blinds can be adjusted to an open or closed position and as an alternative to curtains, also provide privacy both during day time and night time from the watchful eyes of outsiders.
In addition, window blinds can greatly enhance the aesthetics of your room, transforming old windows and hiding unsightly grills for a more modern and stylish feel. With a wide range of fabric materials, colors and textures for you to choose from, you can customize your window blinds according to your preference and needs.
Window blind fabrics can be fire retardant, moist resistant and offer UV protection.
- Perforated – 1% to 7% Openness Factor
- Black-out – 0% Visible Light Transmittance
- Dim-out – Polyester, PVC, Fiberglass, Metallized Fiber
Types of Window Blinds for You to Choose From:
- Roller Blinds
Roller blinds are a popular form of sunshade made of stiffened polyester fabric and can be raised or lowered manually with a pulley chain for windows of significant width and height or a spring chain mechanism for windows of smaller sizes. A motorized automated system is also available for remote-controlled access and a more sophisticated use.
- Venetian Blinds
Venetian blinds are made up of slats of plastic, aluminum or wood arranged on top of each other. Blind tapes hold the slats together and allow them to open and close by rotating the slats until they are overlapping.
- Vertical Blinds
Vertical blinds open and close by drawing to the side of the window. Popularly made up of fabric or plastic, vertical blinds are less likely to collect dust because of their upright position and are easy to clean and maintain.
- Outdoor Blinds
Made to withstand exterior factors like wind and rain, outdoor blinds are commonly used in balconies and patios in providing shade and privacy. They are either roller or venetian in nature but additionally supported by metal side-guides that keep them in place and use a heavy-duty chain system for durability.