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Extensive Blinds Buyers Guide 2019
14 OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER BLINDS IN 2019 
Blinds are the most popular window covering based on the results of our ongoing poll.  58% of people polled prefer blinds out of all window treatment options (750 people polled).
It’s not surprising.  They’re highly functional and they can look great.  They’re a bit difficult to clean but the benefits outweigh the cleaning hassle.  The next question is which type of blinds do you want?  We can help with our epic blind buying guide set out below.

Understanding Different Window Treatments 


More often than not, the term ‘blinds’ refers to both blinds and shades. While all different types of blinds and shades serve the same basic function, there is a fundamental difference that separates the two. So, before we go any further, let’s make sure we understand what makes them different.

Blinds

Blinds come in a variety of different types, materials, and sizes. All blinds have individual slats, which adjust up and down. Blinds can also tilt from side to side, which allows you to control the amount of light entering the room.
For most blinds, a cord located on one side of the blinds allow you to adjust the blinds up and down. A rod located on the other side of the blinds controls the tilt of the blinds, allowing you to open the slats, or close them.

Shades

Shades also come in many types, materials, and sizes. Unlike blinds, they’re made from one piece of material, instead of individual slats. For this reason, they can be adjusted up and down, but not side to side


Designer Roller Shades 
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Solar Roller Shades 

Solar shades are very similar to roller shades. Their purpose to reduce the amount of sunlight, glare, UV rays and heat entering the room, However these are also multipurpose! Think more about keeping air conditioned air inside in the summer months, and retaining heat in the winter months. Afterall 50% of heatloss is out our windows. With solar window coverings you can add up to an R6 through insulation properties. 

             You can see out, and you have privacy during the day. But when the lights are on in the evening people can see in. So this is best if its going to face the back yard or if you live out in the country. 

Dual Shades Or Zebra Shades 

​​Zebra Sheer Shades bring your home an alluring look with their range of features and fabrics. Their unique style of alternating stripes of sheer and solid color vanes allows for increased flexibility in light control, privacy, and aesthetics.
Get diffused illumination with the light filtering or room darkening bands and with two layers of fabric.
Open the Sheer shades one way to allow a view and more light or close them off to offer 100% privacy day or night! Great if your going for an upper end look while having complete light and view control. 

CELLULAR SHADES 


Cellular shades may also be called called honeycomb shades. 
Cellular shades are a window covering used to block or filter light and insulate windows to save energy. Cell size can vary. Cell shapes hold trapped air and create a barrier between the window surface and the a room. Since there's no test for shades they can't be ranked, 

Windows and doors make up for approximately one-third of a home’s total thermal loss, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. This applies to heat loss in winter, and entry of undesired heat in summer. When air inside the room comes in contact with windows, it is cooled or warmed. By convection this air then circulates around the room. Cell shapes in the blinds hold trapped air and create a barrier between the window surface and the room. Shades, however, provide only slight control of air infiltration

Cellular shades can be constructed as single cell, double cell, or triple cell shades. Single cell fabric has an R-Value 1.6 and 2.5 imperial and double cell fabric has a metric R-value between2.8 and 4.  A 6 mm (¼”) thick single pane window has a metric R-value of 0.16 (0.91 imperial).

Unlike window blinds, which are made of hard materials, they are made of a soft paper- or cloth-like material. Typically spun lace and bonded polyester are used, but other fabrics can be used during the manufacturing process.
In common with all blinds cellular shades can reduce of  solar gain in summer, and provide black out for sleeping. Also as with other window treatments, they are raised and lowered horizontally with a string. Cordless cellular shades are available. 

Bottom Up Top Down Cellular Shade

Cordless top down/bottom up shades can be raised and lowered from the top and the bottom for privacy and light control. If you have double hung windows you can also drop the top of the blind in the summer months to allow heat out of the home, since hot air rises. Also if you had a sunroom or an area with alot of glass, or possibly a hottub. You could create privacy from the shoulders down while allowing light into your home. 

Blackout Roller Shades 

The Benefits of Blackout Roller Shades

If you are in the market for new blinds for your home, particularly curtains for a bedroom, you should consider the benefits of blackout curtains. Blackout roller blinds are a very practical choice that will provide you with better sleep while saving you money. If you have young children, these curtains are particularly important to consider.

Blackout curtains will enhance any bedroom or living space.
The biggest benefit of blackout blinds is their ability to block light from entering a room. This is important for young children and people who work overnight shifts. Sleeping during the day can be difficult because of the sunlight; however, blackout curtains state that they can stop up to 99% of sunlight from entering into a room.

People who work overnight shifts are at risk for health problems due to their irregular sleeping habits. Switching to blackout curtains in your bedroom will reduce health risk by creating an ambience of night.
Alternatively, blackout curtains are ideal for creating complete darkness that you desire in your TV/movie room. They will block out any light that might ruin your home theater movie night. It’s important when purchasing your blackout curtains that you make sure they are big enough, so they can fully cover your window from top to bottom.
Another benefit of blackout roller blinds is their ability to reduce your energy costs. In most homes, 10-25% of thermal energy loss is from windows. However, with blackout blinds, your energy bill could be reduced up to 25%. During the winter, blackout curtains will help keep the heat in the room. While in summer, they have the ability to reflect heat out of the room. Both circumstances ensure that you are saving money on your energy expenses.​ Believe it or not but blackout blinds are probabaly the most energy efficient blind you can buy due to the solid non conductive material. 
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