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Aluminium Blinds Make for Durable Window Treatments

Updated on June 4, 2012

When you are looking for window treatment that can last for a long time, you cannot go wrong if you if you opt for aluminium blinds, as they are very durable. A window treatment is considered necessary to address the need for privacy that comes from most windows having glass to protect the inside of an enclosed space, from the elements.

Aluminium Blinds Come in Many Styles

Aluminium blinds are more expensive than vinyl, but yet remain cheaper than wooden blinds. The blinds you choose can be vertical blinds, venetian blinds or mini blinds. The mini blinds will have very thin slats of less than an inch, while the Venetian blinds will have slats that are up to 3 inches wide. The advances in coating technologies allows such blinds to be available in hundreds of colors and shades, and it is not uncommon for some of them to have printed designs that function like a mural when the blinds are closed. Blinds ensure privacy, and yet most of them can have controlled openings that can permit in a greater amount of light, without affecting the privacy to a great extent. Most such blinds are operated with the simple manipulation of levers or bars, whereas others may require cords or other mechanisms to operate them. Some blinds can be operated electrically with motors installed, some of which are amenable to remote control operations. Aluminium blinds can be used for almost any room, whether it be the bedrooms, living rooms, bathrooms, kitchens or other spaces that have windows and doors. They can be ordered in sizes that fit any opening. Most windows and doors follow normal standards in width and height and stockists of such blinds will always have them in stock. You may need to look around if you are looking for a particular color or design, but makers of such blinds are always happy to be able to make blinds specially for customers for sizes that differ from the standards .

The Advantages of Aluminium Blinds

There are a lot of advantages when aluminium blinds are used instead of the conventional draperies or curtains for any window treatments. Such blinds offer a lot of energy efficiency and resist loss of heat through windows during the cold seasons. They also have a very high resistance to ultra violet light and will never fade, as normal curtains would. Just like the conventional drapes, they are also effective at absorbing sound and thus help to reduce the outside noise that does come in through windows. Aluminium blinds can be easily installed and their low weight allows for such fixing not requiring any high degree of expertise or elaborate fixing methods. The color choices available from most reputed makers of such blinds gives a lot of scope to interior decorators and allows them to enhance the looks of a room through their installation. Most such blinds can be raised or lowered to the extent required and thus allow you to completely control the amount of light you want and the degree of privacy that is desired. Blinds made from this material are resistant to scratches. It is possible to have aluminium blinds installed even for patio doors instead of restricting them to windows. This allows the complete treatment to openings to look similar and thus blend into the décor.

It is also very easy to maintain aluminium blinds as they can be dusted at regular intervals. Occasionally, they can also be wiped clean with a damp cloth that has disinfectant on it. This will prevent the growth of mold. These blinds are also resistant to moisture and will not suffer from the occasional shower, especially in doors or windows that are open. It also helps to keep the blinds clean if you run a vacuum cleaner over them when they are in the closed position. Aluminium blinds, especially the mini blinds, are quite delicate and require to be handled gently during any cleaning process.

Aluminium blinds are ones that can give long years of service, if they are handled with care and kept clean at all times. You will never have the problem of fading colors, a problem that is quite common with furnishing materials that are used for window treatments. They are a very wise choice, and one that is made by many discerning homeowners.


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