We don’t think too much about window blinds, although we realize that they are a necessity for those large windows. They block the sun from your house and contribute to your home’s decor. Many people are unaware that there are many advantages to window blinds. You can save money in a variety of ways when you can control how much light enters a room.
Those of us that have large windows are well aware that the sun can glare relentlessly through the glass. As they pass through glass, the sun’s rays become magnified. Aside from raising the temperature in the room, the sun can cause a lot of damage. Furniture can be faded and damaged as a result of exposure to the rays of the sun. Prolonged exposure to the sun’s rays can literally destroy sofas, chairs and other upholstered furniture. The risk of damage by the sun to furnishings can be minimized by using window blinds. The sunlight coming into the room can be reduced, diverted, or even totally blocked using window blinds. They will also help keep your furniture from fading, saving you the time and cost of having it reupholstered or having to replace it altogether.
There are other ways in which window blinds can help you spend less money. Allowing fewer sun rays to enter your rooms helps to lower the amount of heat coming in. You can reduce your air conditioning use in the summer and save on electricity. High quality window blinds can help you save as much as 20 percent on your utility bill. During the winter months, they can help reduce your costs too. Window blinds will hold more heat in. The result will be lower expenses for heat and fuel.
Last of all, your health may benefit from the use of window blinds. Minimizing the rays of the sun will help reduce eyestrain and the number of headaches you experience. You will be able to study and read comfortably in each room. It will be far easier to watch television since the window blinds will reduce the glare.
Window blinds made of plastic or PVC may seem to be a practical and simple choice for your decor, but PVC has some issues related to the environment and durability. One potential problem with PVC is that it can release gases or other substances used in manufacturing. This is an issue that is common to products made of PVC, so if you do not have a problem with products containing PVC in other areas of your house, you should not have to worry about using window blinds made with that material. Exposure to the sun and strong ultraviolet rays may cause PVC to discolor and become brittle. However, high quality PVC usually is not affected by this problem.
Window blinds made of fabric come in a wide variety of styles and colors. Blinds made from stitch-bonded fabrics will cost less money, but if you can spare a little extra money, you may want to get window blinds made of woven fabrics, which will look nicer. Because woven vertical fabric blinds have a number of benefits, it is usually worth spending a little extra to get them.
Most of us don’t think much about window blinds and their benefits. For many of us, they are just one of the many things that we have to dust periodically (although you should know that window blinds don’t have to be dusted very often because dust simply falls between the slats.) But using them can help you save money and can improve your health. When window blinds are used, the damage that UV rays can cause is minimized. We have a reduced need for heating and air conditioning, and we can use our study areas with reduced headaches and eyestrain. Window blinds have so many benefits that you may want to consider using them in your home.
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- On November 30, 2010
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