Choosing blinds for your home depends on several factors, including the size and shape of your windows, the amount of light you want to block or filter, and the style you’re going for. Here are some tips that can help you choose the perfect roller blind.
Varieties of external blinds
There are different types of awnings on the market. Among the most popular are adaptive (on the facade surface), built-in and overlapping (in relief) installation systems. The main differences between them arise from the installation method.
Adaptive blinds are installed on the wall or window frame in existing buildings, while recessed and top-mounted systems are an integral part of the building and therefore need to be installed during construction or full renovation.
Then there are the Alicante roller blinds, which are installed outdoors and offer a stylish solution for your home. Alicante shutters have long been a staple of sunny Alicante, with roots stretching back to the town of Sax.
Made from wood or PVC slats and secured with galvanized wire hooks that wrap around a cord, these simple yet effective Alicante blinds are essential for blocking out unwanted light, insects and heat. Its greatest advantage is aesthetics, ease of installation and affordable price.
Aluminum roller shutters
Aluminum roller blinds are a simple and inexpensive way to filter light and add a modern look to any room. These blinds are made from long, thin aluminum slats and feature adjustable metal brackets that allow you to adjust the height and angle of the slats as needed.
PVC roller shutters
Unlike aluminum blinds, PVC blinds offer a more sustainable solution in terms of energy efficiency and density, and are ideal for keeping heat and light out during the summer months. PVC covers are made of polyvinyl chloride, a durable material that can withstand both moisture and extreme temperatures.
In the Veneo PVC windows, doors and roller blinds configurator, you can select the type of roller blind you want and match its color to the color of your window frames.
Security shutters are ideal for protecting your home from potential intruders. Made of steel, aluminum or PVC slats, these blinds can be electronically activated and offer great resistance to any type of attack.
Another way to protect the interior from excessive solar radiation and to protect the personal freedom of the occupants is to install interior blinds. Below we describe the most common types.
Blinds are made up of parallel slats, each adjustable to control the light. This type of roller blind is ideal for large windows or patio doors as well as for small areas.
One of the oldest and most popular types of interior window coverings, Roman blinds are made from multiple layers of fabric that can be opened or closed with a drawstring mechanism. When open, they are located at the top of the window.
Roman blinds are attractive and give any room a classic look, but they are also excellent insulators against both heat and cold. They are available in a variety of colors and designs.
Roller blinds are one of the most commonly used decorative and functional window coverings in modern homes. They are equipped with an upwards or downwards opening system that allows you to regulate the light entering the room while maintaining privacy.
Installing roller shutters is quick and easy as they usually come pre-assembled with all the necessary components.
External or internal blinds?
The type of blinds you choose for your home depends on where you install them. External blinds are best for external windows and doors as they provide burglary protection and privacy protection.
On the other hand, interior blinds such as Venetian blinds or Roman shades are ideal for interior windows as they allow a high level of privacy and light control. They also insulate against cold or heat in certain rooms.
No matter what type of blind you choose, it’s important to remember that each type of blind has its pros and cons, so it’s important to choose the right one for your home.
Benefits of installing awnings
Installing external roller shutters is currently one of the best ways to protect the interior from excessive exposure to the sun, but also from strong winds and noise from busy roads. Modern blind systems also prevent heat loss, which has a direct impact on the lower energy requirement to heat rooms in winter and cool them in summer.
This is an important advantage, especially in colder regions with hot summers and cold winters with temperatures often below 0°C. External blinds also provide an additional layer of protection against the actions of unwanted people, ie. Thieves. A particularly recommended solution in this case is the installation of reinforced anti-theft devices that make it difficult to access the interior of the building.
What should be considered when choosing awnings?
In addition to optimum protection from the sun, wind, noise and theft, external roller shutters must also be aesthetically pleasing. The selected system must be integrated into the facade of the building and the finishing elements attached.
The color of the plastic window blinds should match the color of the window, door or tile profiles. This makes the roller blind a well thought-out decorative and design element.
In addition to the universal color white, items in wood colors – oak or walnut – are currently very popular. The range of available options is so wide that each investor can choose the roller blind that best suits their individual needs and aesthetic sensibilities.
Enter the Veneo PVC window, door and blinds configurator and choose your external blinds. It’s very simple, with just a few clicks you can choose the perfect products for your home and improve the quality of life of its occupants. First measure your old windows or holes and choose the models that interest you.
You can then add blinds by filling in all the necessary PVC window information, e.g. with thermoslatt, 30 or 78 mm guides and roll-up mosquito net. You can also opt for a system with a folding or integrated collector or with an electric motor.