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How to choose blinds?

Last updated:
28 February, 2023
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It is common for blinds to be forgotten and people only remember them when they don't work or make noise. But bear in mind that with a badly chosen roller shutter, it doesn't matter which window you install, because a bad roller shutter box is like having a hole in the wall through which everything that comes from outside enters.

Types of shutters

There are several models of external blinds. When choosing the blinds you want to install in your home, you must first know the types that exist, which are as follows:

Types of roller shutters

This The most common types of roller shutters areThe main advantage, apart from blocking out too much light, lies in the insulation of the exterior windows.

When you are going to choose roller blinds you have several options. The difference between them is mainly in the type of material and the drive mechanism, whether it is manual or mechanised. They can also be made to your measurements, so that they look perfect at home.

Types of shutters 

Choosing blinds: aluminium or PVC

As we know, roller shutters have a series of linked slats that run along lateral guides and are wound on an axis housed in a box located at the top of the window. When choosing blindsThe material they are made of is the most important thing.

The roller shutters can be made of aluminium or PVC.. Aluminium blinds are more resistant than PVC blinds. If you consider that the blinds are installed on the outside and have to withstand the most adverse weather conditions, it is always better to invest a little more and choose aluminium blinds.

Both the aluminium shutters as the PVC ones are available in different colourswhite and ivory are the most common. In the case of aluminium, it is possible to choose other colours.

10 tips for choosing the material of your roller shutters

If you choose the shutters PVC roller shutters:

  1. It is economical, as the saving is important becoming the cheapest.
  2. Protect from the sun. One of the most important functions of a blind is its ability to protect from the sun and provide darkness to a particular room.The PVC ones prevent light from entering.
  3. Lamas at a better price. In the case of having to change a slat, the price per unit will be cheaper than for aluminium blinds.
  4. The plastic blinds can be adapted to the size of any window. You can choose them in different sizes.
  5. There are a wide range of colours.

10 tips for choosing the material of your roller shutters 

If you choose them from aluminium:

  1. They are more durable: The most important reason for choosing an aluminium roller shutter is undoubtedly its high quality. They are particularly recommended in places with large temperature fluctuations.
  2. They have lightness: this is another of its characteristics, since due to its polyurethane foam filling, practically all the weight is carried by the aluminium, which is known for its lightness.
  3. It is recommended to place the aluminium shutters on large windowsThe use of the window, or windows with doors, is already easier to manipulate.
  4. For the motorisation it is recommended to do this on an aluminium roller shutter, as aluminium is preferable due to its strength.
  5. The colours and size do not differ much from PVC roller shutters, they are almost the same.

How to choose wooden shutters for your home

The best of the wooden shutters is that they never go out of fashion. They are versatile, elegant and easy to use, allowing the passage of light to be graduated thanks to the position of their slats. They are among the different models of venetian blinds, which are also available in aluminium and PVC.

The wood is strong and insulatingbut it is not a material suitable for all rooms in the home. For example, they are not recommended for a bathroom or a kitchen, places where there may be humidity or vapours. But they are ideal for living rooms and bedrooms.

They fit very well in all types of spaces and styles that go for wood. For example, in a rustic style, now in summer or a Mediterranean decoration. Also in an oriental style, or in the most modern and contemporary houses.

How to choose wooden shutters for your home 

What models of wooden shutters are available?

  • The wooden shutters are available in a wide range of colours and sizes, not only in shades of brown, and are suitable for every home.
  • They are manufactured in matt finish or satin finish and with the measurements indicated.
  • The slats of wooden blinds are connected to each other by cord or ribbon. The choice of one or the other depends on your preference. The simplest is the cord. Both the ribbon and the cord will always match the chosen finish.
  • The summer bet The best choice for wooden blinds are white or light-coloured blinds.

Other tips for choosing blinds

One of the most annoying things is that the drawer protrudes too far The curtain is always conditioned by the curtain. Most brands have special solutions to prevent this from happening. Consult the one of your choice.

Other tips for choosing blinds 

The choice of slats is also important and there are several options to choose from, for example, if you are in a very cold area, choose the PVC ones that insulate more, but if you want to increase safety, choose the option of the self-lockingas they are quite safe.

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Written by: Javier Marquez Barneto

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