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Everything you need to know about roller blinds

Everything you need to know about roller blinds

Amy Kilvington

By Amy Kilvington

Content Writer at Blinds Direct
Fri 2 Oct 2020
Last updated Tue 26 Oct 2021

At Blinds Direct, we’re known for our wide range of handcrafted, made to measure blinds and home accessories, all made in-house by our talented team in our premises in Yorkshire. Today, we’re taking a closer look at our made to measure roller blinds, explaining everything you need to know about measuring, installing, cleaning and more.

image of white bathroom with stand alone white tub next to window with white roller blinds

Our roller blinds

Roller blinds are a simple and practical window treatment, suitable for every area of the home, no matter the size of your windows. Our roller blinds are available in a choice of fabrics, so it’s easy to find the right colour, pattern and texture to coordinate with your decor. But it’s not just the style of your roller blind that needs consideration – you also need to think about the size, opacity and any additional functional properties.

Measuring for roller blinds

Measuring for roller blinds couldn’t be more simple. You first need to ensure that your window opens outwards and has a recess depth of 6cm or more. If your window doesn’t, then you’ll need to measure and fit your blinds outside the recess.

To start, you need to measure across the window at the top, middle and bottom of the recess. Then note down the smallest measurement. This is the width of your roller blind. Repeat these measurements vertically down the window on the left, middle and right of the recess. Note down the smallest measurement. This is your drop measurement. These two measurements are what you need to purchase your new roller blind.

Different types of roller blinds

At Blinds Direct, you can select a roller blind that works best for your space. There are a wide range of features available, including:

Moisture proof blinds, perfect for kitchens, bathrooms and other areas of the home that experience high levels of moisture and humidity. The moisture proof properties will prevent the build up of mould and mildew, as well as being easier to clean.

Hygienic blinds, which are again ideal for areas of the home like bathrooms. These blinds are also a good choice for offices and places where health and safety are paramount.

Flame retardant blinds, which are suitable for spaces with regulations. This is also a safe choice if you like to light candles regularly.

Office friendly blinds, the perfect choice for offices and corporate settings.

PVC blinds, which are durable and waterproof, main them very easy to clean and maintain.

Thermal blinds, which are the perfect choice for keeping your room more warm and cosy. You might even save some money on energy bills!

You can also choose between blackout, dimout and diffused roller blinds, depending on the amount of darkness you require in your room. For example, a bedroom with benefit from blackout fabric to promote a better night’s sleep, whereas you might prefer a diffused fabric in the kitchen or conservatory.

How to install roller blinds

A roller blind is a neat, contemporary option for your home office. With added benefits such as Hygienic, Office Friendly, Thermal and Easy Wipe, a roller blind is one of the most practical choices. Our collection of rollers features a range of colours and patterns, so you can select the perfect style to suit your space, creating a functional yet fashionable home office.

Roller blinds are a classic solution for your windows, providing excellent functionality and simplistic style at an affordable price. They are a great choice for kid’s rooms, kitchens, bathrooms and busy areas of the home. Our roller blinds are made to measure to your exact requirements, available in a variety of sizes, colours and patterns, and with properties such as easy wipe, moisture proof, hygienic and thermal. You can find out more from our in-depth guide for cleaning roller blinds.

How to clean roller blinds

It won’t take long to clean your roller blind. If you decided to purchase an easy wipe or PVC roller blind, it will be even more simple to clean, thanks to the water resistant and wipe-clean properties.

You can keep on top of your roller blinds by regularly wiping them with a clean, damp cloth. Roll the blind all the way down and wipe from the top to bottom, then leave it to dry before raising it. Your roller blind can also be cleaned with baby wipes, as long as you rub gently.

When it comes to the mechanism, you can use a silicone spray to get it squeaky clean… and avoid any squeaking and stiffness! You can also clean the chain or cord with warm, soapy water.

Shop roller blinds

All our blinds are made to measure by skilled experts, then carefully packaged and delivered direct to your door. Be sure to explore the full collection.

Enjoy style, functionality and durability with a high quality, made to measure roller blind from Blinds Direct. Choose from a wide range of colours and patterns, each made to the highest standards and only the best components. For more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team – we’re always happy to help. Or, for more information, we also have our Buyers Guide for Roller Blinds.

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