Installing Blackout Roller Blinds
Blackout roller blinds are a great idea if privacy
is important to you. There is a vast selection of these
tyes of window coverings available online through high
street suppliers, such as Laura Ashley and John Lewis,
as well as from internet only suppliers.
Many reasons cexist for you to choose this type of window
covering. Here is a list of valid reasons as to why they
are a good idea for your home.
There are dozens of window shades out there that you can choose
from. Some are really inexpensive but others can cost a lot
of money. Blackout roller blinds fall in the cheap category
but not so cheap that they are of poor quality. The reason they
are cheap is because they are simple when compared to types
like Roman or layered blinds. If you purchase from a warehouse
store, online shop or factory outlet you may be able to get
a cheaper price.
Easy to Put Up
One problem with other blinds is that they are hard to install.
There are a series of brackets, lots of measuring and fighting
with the blinds. Blackout roller blinds are composed of a single
unit that sits comfortably on two brackets that are easy to
install. All you need to do is measure the width of the window
and buy the right size of blinds.
Simplicity of Usage
All types of window blinds are easy to use but blackout roller
blinds surpass them all in simplicity of usage. Other blinds
require you to pull a series of strings at different angles
to adjust the height of the blinds or to lower them. Blackout
roller blinds only need to have the shade pulled down and released
to stay in place. Pull the blind down again slightlty and pull
up and the blind will rise. That is by far simpler than using
several strings to try and maneuver the blinds.
Keeps Your Room Private
If complete privacy is your goal then blackout roller blinds
are unbeatable. Unlike other window blinds you cannot see through
or peak around blackout roller blinds. Most other types of window
blinds are made from white plastic and layered together with
string supporting them. If the sun hits the blinds right they
become somewhat transparent. You can also get close enough to
look between the crack and around the blinds.
Blackout roller blinds effectively block out sunlight regardless
of how direct it is to your window. This fact alone will help
keep the room a few degrees cooler. This, of course, will prevent
you from having to turn on heaters or air conditioners which
will save you money.
Window blinds do attract dust and most blinds you'll have to
use a feather or nylon duster to remove it. This causes dust
to get in the air. Blackout roller blinds are typically made
from a canvas material which is easily cleaned by simply wiping
the dirt off with a towel.