Category Archives: Venetian Blinds

Bypass Patio Door Blinds

Patio furniture sales have been on the rise. The consumer now has more money to spend on creating their dream house and for many, a patio is part of their dream. However would not it be a waste if you could not enjoy your lovely and brand new furniture from inside through your patio door when you wished? But of course you know how difficult those doors can be.

You want something stylish to serve the purposes that well… blinds offer! Bifold and bypass track systems are becoming a consumer favorite for those seeking something unique for their patio doors. Along with those are the new Casing Frame and mounting strips. Now is the time to enjoy your patio through the ease and style of blinds.

In recent years new models of valances have become available and have been specifically designed to work with Bifold and bypass track systems. This is the solution you have been looking for to eliminate those annoying light gaps and even to disguise the often unattractive track and other hardware associated with your blinds. Many valances have been created just for the purpose of being long enough to cover the hardware since the panels do not swing open.

While traditionally one was limited to using the simple and boring L-Frame, today a popular new style is the Casing frame. Even better is now it even comes at many locations in an extended length of ¾’’. And with a colonial look, it gives a classic feel that can be perfect for matching your patio set and gives you the options to fully enjoy the set by allowing fully operational shutters.

Besides the new valances and frames to maximize one’s enjoyment of their patio is the new mounting strips. The inside strip has new options that had been nonexistent I past years. Now it is more likely for one to be able to find different sizes for the installer. This allows one to avoid having to take down the original ¾” x ¾” mounting strip and instead use such options as the 1” x ¾” mounting strip.

Patios are meant to be enjoyed. So go and enjoy them without the hassle of the Patio Doors. All it takes is using some newer options for patio blinds. New styles of track systems, frames and mounting strips allow you to do just that. Why wait any longer?

Solar Control with Venetian Blinds

All blinds regulate the natural light and solar heat in some way. Venetian blinds however do so in an effective manner. Due to their adjustable slat angle, you can adjust the slats to match up with the natural light and heat of the particular season. And often times they blinds are a bright white color or polished aluminium, allowing for the maximum controlling of light and solar heat.

Venetian blinds can install on the window’s interior or exterior. By installing them on the exterior the Venetian blinds can reduce the cost of air conditioning significantly. In many now developing nations where air conditioning is not widely used, these blinds are a popular control of the heat and sunlight. After all, blinds were originally invented for that very reason back during ancient Egypt.

The exterior blinds allow only 10% of the solar heat in a single pane window when fully closed. Interior blinds however can allow around 40% of the solar heat in a single pane window. However, while more than an exterior installed blind, it is still a significant reduction in solar heat.

Automatic blinds controlled by motors can even change the position of the slats as the sun’s light angle changes throughout the day, allowing maximum regulation of the solar light. Today, they can even be controlled to allow different levels of light in depending on what part of the blind it is.

At the top it can completely block the light while the bottom allows about 10% of it in. It is all up to you! Even more exciting is that today; available in exterior installations is the option of having an anemometer-controlled motor. This senses the wind speed and adjusts the blinds so during high speeds, they can retract into the housing, preventing any major damage. The options seem unlimited. They can be adjusted to fit any space, whether you want to allow light in for working or to simply block most of it.

With all that nice technology like the anemometer-controlled motor, it would be a shame if you could not figure out how to work it. Do not worry! Most of them today are controlled by simple switches. This switch is clear on what they do and simply adjusts the blinds based on how you decide. You can even set them in advance to decide what to do during certain light levels. The technology is there to help; now all you have to do is hit a switch and enjoy.