Using Roller Blinds in Your Home

Published: 04th June 2010
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Copyright (c) 2010 Nadine Davis

Purchasing blinds for a home or office can seem like a daunting task. Choosing from vertical blinds, shutter blinds, track blinds, venetian blinds, and roller blinds can quickly become overwhelming. For this reason, individuals need to consider the intended purpose of the blinds they are going to purchase. Blinds can serve multiple objectives such as providing privacy, blocking sunlight and heat, and acting as an insulator. Blinds may also be decorative and complement the style of the home. Individuals searching for affordable, stylish blinds to effectively perform various functions may want to consider roller blinds.

What are Roller Blinds?

Roller blinds consist of a tube and a large piece of stiffened fabric that can be rolled on and off the tube. The window can be either covered or uncovered if you operate the revolving cylinder to which the fabric is attached. They are operated in one of two ways: spring action or sidewinder action. Spring action rollers have a small ball bearing that locks into place when the blinds are stopped. Sidewinder action roller blinds work by pulling a cord, which gives full control of the blinds by the user.


The tube containing the fabric is fastened to the window in one of two ways: top fix or face fix. When roller blinds are face fixed, the brackets used to secure the tube will be fitted into the window frame. Top fixing allows the securing brackets to be fitted to the Lintel at the top of the window. If there is a possibility that handles on the windows might possibly restrict the movement of the blinds, fixing from the top would be a more preferable fixing method. Top fixing allows the blinds to bypass the window handles when in operation.

Benefits of Roller Blinds:

Roller blinds are economical, decorative, and stylish and can provide individuals with a relaxed, comfortable environment. One of the primary benefits of them is their ability to block sunlight and heat. They are an excellent choice if privacy is a motivating factor for purchasing blinds. This makes them an ideal choice for both home and office. In addition, roller blinds are easy to clean and maintain. Unlike traditional curtains, roller blinds do not have to be removed from the windows and washed. Individuals may purchase cleaning products with which the roller blinds may be easily cleaned. They can be easily fitted to windows, used in a variety of locations, and come in various sizes.

Roller blinds are an excellent option for any home or office. Whatever the purpose intended for the blinds, roller blinds can be an affordable and chic choice.


For 20 years our family owned company Image Blinds Direct has provided Australians with quality blind products such as Roller Blinds and Vertical Blinds.

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