Due to ever increasing energy costs, every home owner looks to prefer energy efficient building schemes. There are things associated with insulation that ultimately lead towards energy efficient house. Roof insulation is considered very important because it keeps the heat of the roof at a minimum level. There are different materials used for insulation of the roof but people also use glass roof blinds. These blinds may not cover the entire roof, but they certainly provide your roof with enough insulation to keep its temperature to a moderate level. These roof blinds are more efficient than the traditional method of insulation because traditional insulation blocks the heat only from inside, but these glass roof blinds will block direct exposure of your roof to sunlight. This will automatically keep the temperature of the roof in a controlled range. Energy Efficient Glass Roof Blinds When you install these glass blinds on the roof, your air conditioning system will work less to keep temperature under control, and that will ultimately minimize your energy bill. Improve Home Exterior with Glass Roof Blinds Insulated glass roof blinds are also very interactive, and they give your home exterior a very compact and neat look. Glass is always a very beautiful material, and it adds class and style to your home exterior. You just need to choose blinds according to colour scheme of your house and these blinds will always improve your home exterior. Most of the people complain that blinds have blocked the outside view of their house, but this happened due to improper installation of these blinds. If you hire a professional designer, he will make sure that the outside view of your house is not blocked with these blinds. In fact, blinds will always improve the view by blocking the unnecessary sunlight and heat. Keep these things in mind and always choose the best quality glass roof blinds.read more
When you need to cool your home but not lose your view, the answer is Sunscreen Blinds! Sunscreen rollers give your home the ultimate in light and temperature control without hindering on your view. Adding a sophisticated and elegant appearance whilst giving protection from the sun – which can fade fabrics, furniture and carpets. Sunscreen Roller fabrics come in many colours and by combining plain and metallic threads give the roller a unique golden tinge. The sunscreen fabrics have an openness factor of approximately 6% that will blockout around 94% UV light. Fabric widths come in a maximum of 3310mm so blinds that are over 3000mm in width may have a joining. Also the warranty may be limited for custom-made blinds over 3000mm in width. The standard size would be around 2500mm with a weight bearing of 500gsm makes it durable and holds its shape well through the years. Sunscreen Rollers are made with the environment in mind using design processes, materials and product that are environmentally friendly. The fabrics used on Sunscreen Rollers are made from flame retardant material so it will suit commercial purposes too. Sunscreen fabrics can have a composition of 30% Polyester and 70% PVC and this makes for easy maintenance by wiping down with a soapy wet cloth. They are also made from fibre glass which is imperishable, non-flammable, antistatic, hypoallergenic, rot free and maintains its shape with minimum maintenance. You also have a choice in which way your roller will roll - front roll or back roll - this will determine how much gap will show between the window frame and the blind that could affecting privacy levels. Valances are also available to add a finishing touch to your Sunscreen Roller. Methods of operation can vary from individual chain-driven mechanisms that are manual, automatic or electronic. There are also different mounting systems such as placing the blinds side by side so they both can be operated by a single control. Double mounted brackets allow two blinds on the same window, ideal for a sheer day Sunscreen Roller and then a blockout blind for night. Other options are to have the blind mounted in a cassette which is great for hiding away the mechanisms and lastly is to have an aluminium bar at the bottom of the blind, giving a more modern finish.read more
Timber Venetians - a natural insulator helping to reduce your heating & cooling costs! Timber Venetian Blinds can add a touch of elegance and style to any window covering. Available in a number of finishes dependent on the type of wood used, for example the warm tones of Canadian Western Red Cedar or Basswood or the light honey to blonde tones of the Paulownia Tree are perfect for creating a welcoming and modern look for your home or office. These timbers provide strength, durability and are resistant to rot and insect damage. Timber Venetians can also come in an assortment of colours, oils, stains or lacquers to suit your decor, add a decorative tape and really customise your look. As timber is a natural insulator, heating and cooling costs can be reduced making your investment very cost effective. Imitation timber or wood is now used as an alternative to natural Timber Venetian Blinds. These are usually made from a mixture of man-made materials and natural wood particles which makes it less expensive than choosing natural timber. The Imitation Timber Blinds are resistant to warping from the elements and have a high UV rating, ideal for areas of severe temperature fluctuations, moisture or humidity prone areas such as bathrooms and kitchens.read more
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