Buying roller blinds online can be a bit daunting. Here are a few tips before you start.
TIPS WHEN BUYING ROLLER BLINDS:
- Wide roller blinds tend to bow in the centre a little. This causes tightening of the fabric down either side and a baggy look in the centre. This is called cupping.
- Wide roller blinds can look a bit like a great big sheet hanging in front of your window. Designers and specifiers seldom select huge blinds for this reason
- Wide roller blinds are heavy and hard to pull up, putting pressure on the top mechanism and reducing the life of the blind
- Wide roller blinds mean that on a sliding door the blind will almost always be up, allowing the sun into the room.
- Wide roller blinds mean that it is hard to have the blind down blocking the light and allowing fresh air into the room. A split blind allows one side closed and one side open
- WE LIKE MULTIPLE BLINDS RATHER THAN ONE LARGE ONE
- Make sure the blinds you buy have strong metal brackets. Plastic components break easily.
- Make sure the top rail, the part the blind rolls onto is at least 32mm or more thick. Thin top rails bow and cause lots of lines in the blind when they are rolled down. (this happens with all blinds but the thinner the top rail the more noticeable they are.
- Check that the supplier carries extra spare parts incase you need them. Accidents can happen... you know what I mean if you have kids..