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Jerry Rich Jan/ 6/ 2019 | 0

Venetian blinds have been around since the 1760s. Today aluminium Venetian blinds are the most common types of blinds.

photo of aluminium venetian blinds

These blinds feature horizontal aluminium slats that overlap each other, and are loved for their durability and attractiveness. Moreover, aluminium blinds are cheaper than wooden blinds, which adds to their appeal. wooden blinds are expensive and are best suited for traditional architecture style homes and buildings. Attractiveness and durability are not the only benefits of these blinds. Here are some of the main benefits of these blinds.

Durable and easy to clean

The number one benefit of aluminium Venetian blinds is they are long lasting and do not wear out easily. This is thanks to them having a colour-coordinated steel head rail painted on both the outside and inside surface of the slats. This head rail protects the aluminium metal surface from corrosion. On top of this, they do not fade with time as other metallic surfaces do. This means they can last you a lifetime. Also, aluminium blinds are easy to clean and require minimal maintenance.

cleaning blinds

Lower energy costs

One of the best things about aluminium as a metal is its ability to offer some sort of insulation. Thus, when the blinds are fully closed, they prevent light from entering and leaving a room, which creates an insulating effect. This insulation effect helps save on cooling and heating costs. Also, since the blinds do not let in light, they offer optimal privacy when fully closed. Additionally, it is possible to control how far the slats open, thus, controlling the amount of natural light entering the room.

Attractive and practical

Aluminium blinds can be installed with strings or rotator handles. This makes them easy to operate, practical and versatile. These blinds also complement both traditional and modern architectures. Meaning that virtually any room or house can have them without compromising on the aesthetics. Adjusting the angle of the slats is easy for both string based and rotator based blinds. In terms of aesthetics aluminium blinds are attractive and do not need additional polishing or painting. To add on to this aluminium blinds are waterproof and can thus be used in wet areas.

image of 50mm blinds

Venetian blinds come in a variety of types the most common being wooden, aluminium, styro-wood, and bamboo wood blinds. Of these four wooden blinds are the most expensive while aluminium blinds are the most versatile. They come in slat widths of 25mm and 50mm and some even feature a wooden finish. Bamboo blinds are an eco-friendly alternative to wooden blinds. In terms of quality for money, aluminium blinds have no match. They are versatile and can be used in virtually any house or room. Therefore, they are an excellent option for homeowners looking for long lasting window blinds. Lastly, aluminium blinds come in a wide variety of colours. Furthermore, homeowners can choose to buy ready made blinds or opt for custom built depending on their budget. In a nutshell when it comes to aluminium blinds the options available to homeowners are wide and diverse.