Roller Blinds are a classic and traditional option for window treatments, and are very popular in commercial and business settings, as well as in your home as a design feature. Rollers are practical and easy to use in that they raise and lower by pulling a lever, or even the blind itself, in one smooth motion. They are also exemplary at blocking out unwanted sunlight and protecting your home or business from harmful UV rays. These blinds can be used on their own to make an artistic statement, or they can be accompanied with complimentary window treatments, such as curtains or valances to enhance your design scheme. Rollers can even be customized to add decorative designs, trims, fringes and hems and can be ordered in a multitude of colours to match any design scheme and offer a true custom look.
There are many different styles and variations of roller blinds on the market, including blinds made of bamboo, linen, vinyl and other synthetic materials, often woven to offer a more traditional or antique look. Traditional roller blinds have an automatic spring mechanism, where the blind can be raised or lowered to specific heights by pulling down on the blind itself and gently releasing it to lock in place. The blind is released from its position by again gently pulling down and releasing it to the next desired height. As there are no dangerous cords or levers, traditional spring roller blinds are ideal for nurseries and children’s rooms.You may want to check out Newcastle Blinds for more.
Motorized rollers offer a modern twist on the original style, which allow users to open or close blinds with the push of a button. This is perfect for an industrial setting where large windows may be out of reach or even in a restaurant setting where tables or customers may obstruct an employees’ ability to manually lift and lower the blinds. Blinds can be maneuvered individually or in unison, which can be far more convenient than manually adjusting multiple blinds in different areas or rooms. Some motorized blinds can even be programmed to adjust themselves to accommodate weather conditions. For example, blinds may lower on their own as the sun sets to avoid eye strain, or they can also rise on their own in the morning to allow for natural light to pour in. These controls are concealed within the mounting devices of the blinds, so they are not unsightly and do not spoil a design scheme. Motorized blinds are also ideal for families with young children as there are no dangling cords or levers that could pose as a potential health risk.
Chain operated roller shades are also available, and are easily maneuvered by pulling a chain made of beaded cord or metal to the desired height. Once the desired height is reached, the beading on the cord or metal catches within the roller mechanism to stay in place. Child safety devices are generally included when purchasing chain operated roller blinds, however spring or motorized roller blinds may be a better option for children’s rooms.