Motorised Blinds Vs Roller Blinds. This is one of the big decisions you will be making concerning your window treatments, and this article will help to point you in the right direction. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, so before deciding, you’ll need to weigh up which type of blinds would best suit your windows.
Both provide good levels of insulation, which stops heat being allowed to pass through your home (leading to higher bills) and also reduce the level of noise. The heat-reduction alone can save you a lot of money on your electricity bill, and if you live in an area with particularly hot summers, the extra insulation can make a huge difference to your comfort.
However, there are some clear benefits that motorised blinds offer over roller blinds. Firstly, because they operate electronically, there is significantly less manual work required when opening and closing the blinds. Because the motorisation is operated electronically, the blinds can be opened and closed more quickly than with roller blinds, which means you won’t lose as much time on this task. This can really help those who want to take control of how much time they spend at home, or who work long hours at their jobs, and reduces the stress of constant housework.
But, whilst these benefits can clearly lead to a switch to motorised technology, there are also some downsides. Firstly, these blinds tend to be expensive for the average consumer, which is understandable – especially when you consider the benefits. But because they are a luxury product, they are also expensive in other ways.
The weight of the blinds can often lead to them being slightly difficult to manage, especially if you have large windows to cover. Opening and closing them also presents a problem, as you will find yourself reaching down to pull the cord! And of course, the remote control is very convenient, but not always practical for all situations.
Motorised roller blinds can look unsightly
Another consideration is the fact that motorised roller blinds can look unsightly. Yes, they may be motorised, but so are all the other window treatments on your windows, so they aren’t ‘one size fits all’. Some people simply don’t like the way the blinds look, and prefer the non-motorised alternatives.
And of course, roller blinds also tend to be slightly more susceptible to damage than roller blinds. So, if you live in a place where you can’t afford roller blinds, and want something that can be easily manipulated, and also able to keep its cleanliness when it’s not in use, motorised window blinds could be a good alternative!
But whichever type you choose, motorised window blinds are sure to improve the style and efficiency of your home. Always measure the right size of your window and window grilles before installing the right size blinds. They can also help save you money in the longer run by reducing the amount of energy you need to heat and cool your home. If you live in a hot, sunny area, this can be a real bonus. Not only that, but motorised roller blinds can also help to protect your windows from storm damage and flying debris – so no more worrying about peeling paint or rotten timber. As mentioned before, they can be a great addition to any modern home, whether it’s a sunroom, veranda, conservatory or any other room, and even if you don’t use them, they look great!
So whether you choose motorised blinds for their style or their practical benefits, it’s obvious that they have a lot to offer. For many homeowners, the initial cost of having a motorised blind installed might seem a little out of reach, but the costs for maintaining them (oil replacement, replacing cord, checking brackets etc) are relatively small when compared with the cost of purchasing alternative window coverings.
And as with all products and services, the more you pay for them, the better the quality and the more value for money you receive. So take some time to explore your options before making a decision. There are plenty of different types and styles to choose from, and there’s bound to be something that’s right for your windows. Take the time to do your research and you won’t go wrong!