There’s much more to these window treatments than you might expect when it comes to options and types to choose from.
Roller blinds as a traditionally reliable option for window treatments that have featured in Brisbane homes and businesses for decades. But they have also evolved over the years, bringing with them a variety of features and benefits that you can choose from to customise them for your space.
In fact, there are so many different types of roller blinds on the market that it can actually be overwhelming to shoppers to narrow down a decision and move forward. We think that’s a good problem to have since there will be no shortage of options to choose from, and the different types of roller blinds are actually pretty easy to sort through and decide on. Let’s take a closer look together.
Reviewing roller blinds
First, it’s important to understand what a roller blind is and how they operate. In short, they’re a single piece of material that is rolled up or down to add privacy and shade to a room. There is usually a singular mechanism that allows the blind to be retracted in place.
Also known as shades, they are used in a variety of materials and operational types. These are the criteria that we use to help customers narrow down the field when it comes to choosing the right options for them.
Different types of roller blinds by material
There are different material types of roller blinds that offer different benefits to customers. For one, you can get them in a variety of patterns and colours to suit any design, often with custom options available to help you match your existing interior décor.
While most of them are constructed around an aluminium roller mechanism, the fabric or material that is used for the blind itself can vary widely. Polyester is one of the most popular fabrics because it is durable and easy to operate the blinds with. But other popular options include vinyl, PVC, and other fabric types from cotton to linen and sheers.
The material you choose is going to determine more than just the look and feel of the blind in your space. It is also going to have a major impact on the light control that the shade provides – a crucial consideration in Brisbane’s hot and sunny climate. For room darkening scenarios, vinyl blinds have been a staple, as have UV filtering fabrics that completely blackout a room. For light filtering, you can choose from sheers as well as vision blinds that include alternating panels of translucent and opaque material for a linear effect that also provides some privacy.
Different types of roller blinds by operation
There is more than one way to operate them as well, giving you flexibility for control on how they open and close for convenience as well as safety.
- Spring: For families with young children who are leery of cords, you can opt for spring operated blinds that feature a weighted bar at the bottom for you to hold on to and retract the blind.
- Chain: Traditional blinds come with a chain or cord operated design that allow you to easily pull on the mechanism and quickly control how much light is let into the room.
- Pull: For a different kind of privacy, consider pull-up blinds that open and close from the bottom up to give you light control without sacrificing sightlines into your space.
- Roll: There are actually options for front and back roll blinds depending on how you plan to install them, with back roll being more popular for light blocking and use with cornices.
- Battery: You can also motorize your blinds to give them hands-free operation from a single remote or even a mobile application.
- Timers: Blinds can also be installed with timers and sun sensors to automatically adjust them open, closed, or anywhere in between throughout the course of a day.
Curious about more options? Read on: How to Choose the Best Roller Blinds in Brisbane
What to expect from your new roller blinds
Custom, made-to-measure blinds crafted by a top manufacturer should last you decades with proper use and care. One of the biggest factors for longevity is how often you use your blinds since opening and closing them frequently can wear out the mechanisms in them that help with operation.
Keeping your blinds clean should also be easy. Assuming that they’ll spend half their lifetime retracted and rolled up, you won’t have to worry about the material collecting as much dirt or dust as you would with a traditional window treatment like curtains. That said, if you do notice that your blinds are getting dull in appearance, you will want to gently wipe them with a barely damp cloth to remove any build up that might be on there.
Get on a roll with your new roller blinds from FKR Group
They are a versatile window treatment that can be truly customised to fit any room or budget. When it comes to different types of roller blinds, it can help you to narrow down your options by choosing a material type first. From there, you can choose the operation you’ll want for your blind. Together, these options will narrow down your blind to several great choices that will suit your home’s design and functionality needs.
At FKR Group, we create custom crafted, made-to-measure blinds and window treatments for Queensland clients with an eye to details. We’ll help guide you through the process, directing you through the materials that meet your needs and the operation types that make the most sense for your space.
Offering only the highest quality products and services, we offer warranties up to 30 years and include installation in the warranty coverage, so you can be certain of the quality and integrity of your new window treatments. We take a consultative approach to every client engagement, starting with a free measure and quote so you know exactly what your ideal window treatment will cost from the start. Get your free quote today by calling us on 0412 872 822.
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