Coverings, shade treatments and window coverings, made of slats or a combination, offer to shut out completely light and air flow or open up to connect to the outside world partially or fully. Realization of the various advantages of these window blinds and shades were acknowledged only recently, that led to the invention of many types of window treatments using different materials. Blinds ST Catharines offer protection against direct sunlight controlling the harmful UV rays entry, chillness, rain splashes, strong light, heat radiation and strong wind, besides preserving privacy.
Window blinds are a type of window covering typically placed on the windows interior side. They are normally used to hide the interior part of the house and to limit the ray of sunlight. Currently, there are different kinds of blinds ST Catharines that we offer. Most of them are covered in this article.
The first kind of blind is the Venetian blind. These blinds are categorized as large. The original Venetian blinds were made out of wide curved metal slats, which are similar to mini slats. It has curved, flat or elliptical shape.
Another type of window blind is the Faux or PVC. These kinds of blinds are categorized as mini blinds and are prepared using a solid or foamed poly vinyl chloride (PVC) plastic. Faux or PVC is one of the latest materials used for blind slats. The surface of the slat can either be smooth or embossed with wood grains. Typically, these kinds have limited color selection, which is mostly white. However, there are some that are made of wood tone colors.
PVC is very sturdy. It is generally resistant to UV rays and is water proof. More so, PVC materials are easy to clean. However, the disadvantage of faux blinds is the slat’s weight. PVC slats are much heavier compared with both wood and composite slats. Thus, when they are used to large windows, the windows are more difficult to rise.
Composite blinds are another type of window blinds. They are made from a blend of wood materials and polymers. Composite is one of the newest window coverings. And it is considered as one of the best blinds. The surface on slat with composite material is either smooth poly coating or solid composite.
Composite are very similar to PVC in terms of color selection and qualities. Its color selection is also limited, which are normally white. Currently, there are few composite blinds made of wood tone colors or stain colors. The price of composite blinds ranges from low to mid.
Not all windows have the same dimensions. Ready-made window blinds are made for certain generic window sizes following usual standards. Designer homes with odd shaped and sized windows need window blinds if the homeowner wants to use blinds as window coverings.
Odd sized windows need blinds that are made to measure. The standard procedure followed is measuring the window for its width and height and building a blind to fit the opening. Measurement is the only reason for people to opt for blinds. Sometimes preferred designs in chosen materials may not be available. In that case getting a window blind can solve the problem.
Window blinds are also opted for when customers are not satisfied with the quality of material used by ready made blinds. Our retailers dealing in window blinds offer their services for getting window blinds made. Blinds may be made of materials like PVC, wood composite, real wood, bamboo or any other material specified by the customer.
Window blinds are fitted to be main window treatment, enhancing a modern minimalist style. Or they can also be a secondary treatment, allowing you to layer the dressing of your window to fuse a classic or a more elegant setting. When choosing blinds, be sure they blend with your home’s interior and satisfy your practical needs.
1. Dealing with Morning Sunlight and Street Lighting
If you struggle with glaring morning sunlight and street lights, a block out blinds is something that you should consider. These are blinds made from a special fabric that has light reflective properties which block out strong night lights or morning sunlight that can be disturbing.
2. Restricted Wall Space
For homes with little wall space, roller blinds is the best option. They tightly roll up at the window top letting you enjoy the sunlight during day time. Neatly fitted on the window recess, roller blind provides utmost space around your window and avoid interference with the other window treatments.
3. Damage of Furniture from Sunlight and Screen Glare
The harsh sun rays can ruin furniture, to avoid this damage consider fitting vertical blinds in your home. Vertical blinds work well in providing privacy and controlling sunlight. Opening them can be to the right, left or split in the middle. They stack in place at the window side when opened, giving a neat look and they also suit large windows.
4. Window Coverage
Venetian blinds offer complete light control. Adjustment of the window blind slat helps to control the level of light entering the room and also set the ambiance in the room. When closed, these blinds provide absolute privacy and when opened they offer maximum daylight.
5. Luxurious Window Treatments
Add elegance and style in your home with blinds. The blinds neatly and gently folds when raised, and flatten in a panel effect when lowered down making a chic window treatment.
Each home is unique as well as the people who dwell in it and setting blinds in the home provides property owners the chance to reveal their individuality and establish a look that is tastefully pleasing and practical. Blinds ST Catharines are décor enhancer and they are also useful in controlling light and privacy.