Roller blinds are one of the most popular window coverings in Australia. In this blog post, we take a look at 9 reasons why this is.
Roller Blinds Are Budget Friendly
Roller blinds are one of the most economical products available on the market to cover your windows with. Compared with other shades or curtains, they can often be half the price so they represent fantastic value.
Just because roller blinds are an affordable option doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on style or design. Roller blinds these days come in a wide range of fabrics which gives you a choice of opacities and textures and can even come with a wide range of printed designs. Whether you need a colour matched blind to your walls at home or a custom branded roller blind for your shop or office, it is now possible – the limit is your imagination.
Many blind fabrics are now Greenguard accredited. This means they have met strict requirements for low chemical emissions (VOCs). They are suitable for use in sensitive areas such as schools or healthcare facilities. This isn’t the case with all blind fabrics so make sure to check when viewing your samples.
Privacy and Reduced Glare
Get day time privacy with a sunscreen or sheer roller blind. Sunscreens can typically cut up to 96% of UV transmissions and drastically reduce glare whilst maintaining your view.
Flexiblity with dual rollers
For night time privacy or to block out the light in a bedroom, you can use a blockout blind or even look at dual roller blinds. By combining a sunscreen roller blind with a blockout blind, you can have the best of both worlds to allow day and night light control and privacy.
Ease of control
Most people would be very familiar with the traditional chain control on a roller blind. You can use a spring booster inside the tube to allow you to operate heavier blinds easily. Roller blinds can also come with chain free options that are even more child friendly. You can operate the blinds simply by moving the bottom rail by hand or even motorising the roller blinds. Depending on the motor, you may be able add voice control or use it with your home automation system.
Roller blinds have one of the biggest size ranges available. Working equally well for smaller widths, they can also be done to significant widths over 3m wide using heavy duty hardware. They can be installed either inside a reveal or on the wall or ceiling. They can be either back rolled to either get closer to the window and block out more light, or front rolled to clear any window hardware and have a neater appearance.
Durable and easy to clean
At Material World we use either high quality Luxaflex, Hunter Douglas, Peter Meyer or Silent Gliss hardware on most of our blinds. Whilst there are cheaper products out there, even with the higher quality hardware we use, our blinds are competitively priced and are sure to last the distance. With a roller blind, you only have 2 brackets holding a potentially very heavy blind in place, and a single gear drive operating the blinds so it is important to use good quality hardware.
Most of our blinds are very easy to clean and whilst you can engage a professional blind cleaning firm to do an ultrasonic clean, in most cases you won’t need to as by simply dusting your blinds ocassionally and wiping with a damp cloth if required to spot clean, you should get many years of service out of your blinds.
Co-ordinates well with other products
A way to soften the look of any room is to combine a sheer curtain with a blockout roller blind. This gives you the light control of a roller blind with the elegance and sophisticated look that a sheer curtain can bring.
Now you know all the benefits of using roller blinds, contact us to book a free measure & quote. Alternatively you can pop into our showrooms to check out the samples.