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How to choose fabric for your roller blinds

Roller blinds are the most common type of window blinds. They are especially found to cover windows in offices and commercial spaces like restaurants and banks, but they are also elegant when used in homes and condominiums too! The key here is choosing the right fabric for your blinds. So next time you buy one for your space, check out some great tips in this article:

1. Sun shade roller blinds – Sun shade roller blinds are the most basic form of the roller family. They come in various texture, thickness and color and their most common function is to cover the window, hence the shade, and provide a level of aesthetics for your interior. They are usually thin in fabric, but with tons of different fabric pattern.

2. Sun screen roller blinds – Roller blinds with sun screen fabric provides a more effective shield from the sun. Unlike sun shade roller blinds, sun screen roller blinds offer a certain level of protection from sun glare and heat. Their most essential function is not of aesthetics but glare and heat protection as mentioned.

Sun screen roller blinds have 3 levels of “openness”: 1%, 3% and 5%. The openness factor pertains to the size of opening within the mesh of the fabric. It is directly related to how much light is allowed to pass through the fabric. The higher the openness factor, the more open or loose is the weave, hence the more light coming in. If you want more protection from glare and heat, choose the lowest openness factor.

3. Blackout roller blinds – Blackout roller blinds offer the best protection from sun glare, light and heat. When blackout roller blinds are fully closed, they make the room dark. The material is commonly polyethylene with a mix of PVC. Some blackout roller blinds with the mix look similar to the material used in tarpaulin. Other kinds of blackout roller blinds have this mix glued at the back of a regular fabric. Because of this blackout roller blinds come in a variety of design and colors. They can also have prints too!

Roller blinds are very functional and they come with lots of options for you. The first step in selecting the type is to ask yourself: What do you need? Do you need to stylize your window? Do you need glare protection? Or do you need to totally block the heat coming from the sun? From there, inquire with your supplier the available colors and patterns for the specific type of roller blinds that you’re looking for.

If you’re still not sure what to select, contact your local supplier to give you recommendations such as Accugine Window Blinds Philippines. They offer the best price for the quality that you deserve. Check them out at: or you can reach them via:

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