When you visit a window blinds store you often wonder whether to select Venetian or Roller blinds for your windows. Frankly, which of the two you select depends on precise functionality you require. Here’s how you select between the two:
A roller blinds is made from a single piece of fabric that is rolled around a cylinder and usually attached to the top of the window. When you need to unfurl it, you just pull it down and latch it onto a hook attached to the bottom of the window.
Some roller blinds are spring loaded while some are not. The spring loaded ones will auto-retract the moment they are unhooked from the bottom window. So the spring loaded roller blinds are either open or closed. The non-spring loaded variety need to be raised or lowered usually via a cord. You can halt the blind anywhere along the window so for instance, you can have a window with a half opened blind.
Roller blinds evolved during the World War II and were primarily used in field tents. Back then, the blind was a piece of canvas rolled over a hollow tube. It had a simple cord to release or raise the blind. The cord would be tied to a hook at the side of the tube. Release the cord and the blind instantly lowered. Pull the cord and the blind would be opened. Once open the cord would be tied to the hook.
This simple war time application has become a little bit more sophisticated these days and also, instead of canvas, we now have a wide range of materials from which a roller blind can be made. In fact, the best place to see the different types and options in roller blinds in Australia, is Apollo blinds – they are located at 17 different places in Australia!
Roller blinds can be custom made. So you can have a material that partially permits light to seep through even when closed or, you can have a thicker fabric that does not permit light to seep through at all. Roller blinds can be made for whatever size you need and there is a wide choice type of material you want used.
As with everything these days, roller blinds too can be motorised and remote controlled. Feeling too lazy to get up on a Sunday but need some light to enter the bedroom – just click a button and click another to make it stop mid-way or anywhere to control exactly how much natural light you need.
Roller Blinds Ringwood fulfil the same functions as a roller blind except, a venetian blind is not rolled over a drum. A venetian blind has multiple slats which operate as a one unit which can be angled up or down and the entire blind can be moved up or down the window. When the slats are angled upwards or downwards they slightly overlap each other and the light entering the room is reduced or blocked completely. When the slats are angled horizontally, light if allowed to enter. This also helps control privacy.