Having wide windows in the home is a total game changer. And it can all be that much better if there’s a spectacular view. Just imagine being able to spend every night with your loved one while experiencing the simple pleasure of gazing at the stars. Priceless. However, privacy is something we all need, and the best way to achieve this if you have wide windows is to opt for wide vertical blinds. Similar to traditional vertical blinds, the linked roller blinds can give you the needed privacy and ease of access.
…but what exactly are linked roller blinds?
As the name implies, linked blinds are the perfect solution for wider windows and doors as they can be placed side by side. The most important thing is that wide vertical blinds keep control chains away from the centre and can reduce the gap between the blinds, thanks to the easy-link linking brackets. This system has been designed with one purpose, to allow for individual or multiple blinds to be controlled with the help of a single motor or chain control operation. You can choose separate controls or you can opt for operating up to 2 blinds with the same control. Regarding the reduced gap between the blinds, this system can reduce the gap from somewhere around 35mm to 19mm.
What are the Layout & Bottom Rail Options?
Generally speaking, these blinds give the option to link 2, 3 or even 4 blinds, depending on the customers’ requirements. They can be placed alongside each other across a window. The maximum width is 12 000mm.
Now, when talking about the bottom rails, you can go for the standard subtle and sleek rails that have a slightly curved front. Or, you can choose from the newest and most popular invention – the silent bottom rail with shock-absorbent bumpers. Now that you know your options, getting the exact measures for such blinds is paramount. Otherwise, you are risking to pay for something that’s not functional at all.
Types of Vertical Blinds Fabrics
When choosing a material for blinds for wide windows, you must choose a supplier that can provide you with a great range of quality materials that differ in design and colours. To be sure that these blinds will be safe, you must choose ones that are non-toxic, fire retardant, PVC and lead-free. This is quite important, especially for those who have problems with allergies and asthma and for those who have problems with skin irritations.
Can You Get Blackout Vertical Blinds?
Certainly, yes! These blinds offer the ultimate privacy without compromising on appearance and style. If chosen wisely, they can provide you with the most effective light control. In other words, such fabrics can provide you with complete day and night privacy along with excellent insulation properties. When choosing high-quality blackout fabrics for your wide roller blinds, make sure the chosen fabric is mould and mildew resistant. The blackout type is mainly used in rooms where complete privacy is needed, like bedrooms and media rooms.
Light Filter Fabrics
The purpose of these fabrics is to gently soften and diffuse the light. They are great for day and night-time privacy and for bathrooms. These fabrics are a great decorative window covering for a frosted window and are great for hiding a view. Depending on the type of material you choose, there is a chance for you to find ones that offer energy-efficient insulation properties while being fire retardant as well.
Sunscreen fabrics are great for retaining the view during the day while providing some kind of privacy during the night. These fabrics are ideal for those of you who want to enjoy the natural light in their home while still having some kind of direct sunlight protection. Although it seems that they are pretty transparent, these fabrics can still protect the floor and furnishing from the harmful UV rays. There are also sunscreen fabrics which have anti-mould and anti-fungal properties, as well as fire-retardant and energy-efficient insulation properties.
Note: If you want to enjoy natural light during the day but want some more privacy during the night, you can always pair sunscreen fabrics with blackout roller blinds.
How to Clean Vertical Blinds?
Whether you have vertical blinds for extremely wide windows or standard ones, the cleaning process is exactly the same. While it’s true that vertical blinds get dirty less and collect less dust than horizontal blinds, they can still get dirty over time. Regular maintenance can surely help you keep the blinds in a tip-top condition and having cleaner air in your home. And while regular dusting and vacuuming is essential, there are some other ways that can help you keep your blinds clean and shiny.