How to Choose the Best Blinds for Your Climate

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When it comes to choosing new roller blinds for your home, office or shop front, there are many different factors that should be considered. For most buyers, the decision usually comes down to the visual appeal of a particular model – and that’s hardly a crime. But what many people don’t realise is that there is more to choosing a new set of blinds than first meets the eye. Climate, for instance, can have a very real impact on suitability and effectiveness, and this can impact your entire property. Whether you are dealing with hot or cold conditions, sunny skies or grey ones, we are here to provide the information that you need before your next purchase.

Materials matter

Choosing the right material for the job is an important part of selecting any type of blinds. And the reason is simple – different materials react with certain weather conditions in different ways. For hot and humid areas, roller and outdoor blinds are always a good option. While wood blinds are a great fit for cooler areas that need added layering and protection from the elements.

Tip: Keep your blinds closed in rooms that get the hottest throughout the day and receive the most sunlight. It’s a great way to keep your house cool.

Note that venetian blinds are great for blocking out unwanted sunlight, but don’t stand up as well compared to other designs when it comes to regulating heat. Be sure to always get your blinds fitted by an experienced professional too. This way, you won’t have to deal with any unwanted air gaps around the edges.  

Save money by saving energy

Powering hot water systems, heaters and air-conditioners is never cheap, so grab the right kind of blinds to help bring down your utility bill. Thicker, more substantial blinds offer plenty of insulation to beat the cold and will save your back pocket in the long run. Why? Simply because you will find yourself less reliant on gas and ducted heating. Conversely, to keep things cool and block out glare, invest in something that is specifically designed to reflect summery conditions.

Struggling to see? You can also wind down your electricity bill with blinds that naturally illuminate spaces that usually require a lot of internal lighting. If you’ve been stuck in the dark for a while now, you’ll be surprised by what can be achieved with the right set-up.

Tip: Versatile blinds are great for areas that have weather conditions that jump from hot to cold throughout the year. If that sounds like you, speak to an expert who can guide your decision today.     

The Wrap

It’s always worth thinking about the general climate of your area before investing in new blinds for your property. While a beautiful finish might be the first thing to catch your eye, always consider the broader picture too. If cold weather is chilling you to the bone, then look for thicker builds that offer added insulation. Alternatively, if you just can’t beat the heat, then look for lighter, sun reflective models for best results. Get in touch with our friendly team and let’s chat about meeting your needs today.