Roller blinds are a popular contemporary window covering option for a range of reasons.
Consisting of a single piece of fabric that rolls up onto a tube, they make for a simple, elegant and functional solution. They look particularly great in contemporary, minimal style homes and come in a range of colour options and fabric thicknesses depending on how much light you want to let in.
Below we look at some of the features and benefits of roller blinds so you can determine whether they are a good option for you.
Sun Filtering Roller Blinds Improve Insulation During the Day
We all want to let in natural light during the day, but the glass on your windows quickly heat up as the sun’s rays hit them.
Sun filter roller blinds allow you to let in light while blocking the thermal heat of the sunlight. This means you can keep the room cooler in summer, making your indoor environment much more comfortable. It also helps you improve the energy efficiency of your home as your air conditioner doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain an ideal temperature.
Sun Filtering Roller Blinds Protect You and Your Furniture
Ultraviolet (UV) rays are the main cause of skin cancer. They also cause sunburn, premature ageing, tanning and eye damage. Unlike the light and heat that emanates from the sun, we can’t detect UV rays with our senses. This means we don’t notice any of the effects until it has already occurred. Sun filtering blinds are capable of blocking up to 95% of the sun’s rays, mitigating its harmful effects.
UV exposure also damages wood, fabric and leather, drastically reducing the lifespan of our furniture. Just like our skin needs protection from UV rays, so does our furniture. Blinds, shades and shutters do for your furniture what protective clothing does for us. They can help you protect your belongings as well as control light and provide privacy.
Blockout Roller Blinds
Blockout or blackout roller blinds create a fairly dark environment to sleep in, eliminating the vast majority of any light preventing you from sleeping. Blockout blinds aren’t just useful for shift workers and those who are sensitive to light. They can be handy for a variety of people in a range of different situations, such as:
- Babies and children who rest or take naps during the day
- Migraine sufferers
- Insomniacs and restless sleepers
- People with windows near bright street lamps or other intense sources of light
Anyone who wants to get a better night’s sleep without having to use pharmaceuticals can benefit from blockout blinds. They look great and also come with a variety of other added benefits. They provide more insulation, ensuring a cooler room to sleep in during summer and a warmer room during winter.
Pairing Roller Blinds
It’s common to have two roller blinds on each window – one that gently filters light and another that blocks it out. This allows you to choose the amount of light and privacy you require according to the time of day or your needs at the time. You can have a translucent sun filtering blind for daytime use, which filters light and protects from UV rays without impeding your view.
Then for nighttime use or daytime movie screenings, you can have a blockout roller blind that completely blocks out any sunlight or artificial light sources. You can select from a range of roller blinds with different levels of visibility according to your preferences, ranging from translucent to complete blockout.
Quality Roller Blind Installations in Sydney
If you’re interested in getting custom measured roller blinds in your home, contact the team at iStyle Shutters for a free consultation.
We’ll work with you to find the perfect custom solution for your home and promise 100% quality, design and satisfaction. Get in touch today!