Roller blinds seem like a great choice for windows, and most articles focus on telling you why they are great, why you should buy them, or how much they cost. But what about the obscure facts that people don’t generally tell you? This article will explore 5 things you didn't know about roller blinds.
Not Just for Windows!
Did you know that roller blinds are traditionally applied to windows but can also be used over doors? Not only doors with windows but even doorways or entryways to block off space or create partitions.
Not that Expensive.
Despite custom made roller blinds being expensive (well let's face it all good things are), they are the cheapest of the window treatment options available, making them a great investment.
Blinds Originated in Rome
Romans hung sheets of damp fabric at their doorways to reduce the amount of dirt and sand that would blow through their doors. The Chinese and Egyptians did something similar by using reeds to create screens that went over doors to generate privacy.
Carbon Dioxide is Bad, Use Blinds!
Blinds made from natural fibres (such as bamboo or wood) still show the ability to recycle carbon dioxide out of our living environment, something we thought only living plants were capable of.
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Sunscreen from the Window.
Now you don’t have to apply sunscreen to sit in the sunroom. Just hang up some blinds and they will provide some great UV protection for you.
See below for a guide to roller blinds to learn more.