Now that you have decided to pull down your curtains and hide them in the basement and to purchase window blinds, you might be surprised to find out that there are numerous window blinds made out of different materials that you don’t know which one is better. The list below enumerates the pros and cons of the five usual materials used to make window blinds.
Pros: Metal blinds are sturdy and since most of them are made out of aluminium, they don’t rust easily compared to other metals. In spite being sturdy and durable, they are affordable and comes in various designs and styles. Venetian blinds, the most popular type of window blinds also comes in metal.
Cons: They might look industrial and might not give off a homey feel. They are also not energy efficient and could be dangerous for little kids and pets and might be the cause of cuts and scratches.
Plastic or PVC Blinds
Pros: Affordable. Comes in various colours and designs and you could buy them anywhere. It is also lightweight and easy to install. If you are handy with tools, perhaps you could do the installation on your own. It is also low maintenance.
Cons: There are some plastic window blinds that look cheap and are not as durable as the other types of window blinds. Some window blinds made out of PVC creates toxic by-products. They also absorb heat making your home hotter during summer and colder in winter.
Pros: They are aesthetically pleasing and they bring sophistication and style. Wooden indoor blinds Adelaide also help to increase your home’s market value because of their old-world elegance.
Cons: They are expensive and a little hard to maintain. Wood could also expand and warp because of moisture.
Faux Wooden Blinds
Pros: Made out of wood and PVC, this type of wood blinds combined the best aspect of wood blinds and PVC blinds. The eye pleasing beauty of the wood and the durability and low maintenance nature of PVC made these blinds a favourite among homeowners.
Cons: The blinds are heavier and even if they are faux, they only come in colours that real wood has. They could be customized but it will cost more and the amount is almost the same as buying real wooden blinds.
Pros: Roman blinds compared to other type of blinds gives you full control of the amount of light you want to let in the room. Roman blinds that are made out of thermal fabric could also help in stopping the UV rays coming in. The fabric also provides full and complete coverage making them perfect for those who wants privacy.
Cons: Since they are fabric, Roman blinds are not advisable for bathrooms and kitchens where they might get wet. Although there are treated fabrics that could prevent water collection but they are more expensive than the usual Roman blinds.
Since all materials have their own pros and cons, make the cons work for you so you could fully enjoy the blinds that you choose.