Coverings, shade treatments and window coverings, made of slats or a combination, offer to shut out completely light and air flow or open up to connect to the outside world partially or fully. Realization of the various advantages of these window blinds and shades were acknowledged only recently, that led to the invention of many types of window treatments using different materials. Window blinds and shades offer protection against direct sunlight controlling the harmful UV rays entry, chillness, rain splashes, strong light, heat radiation and strong wind, besides preserving privacy.
Suspended slats are connected by a ladder system that enables these slats to either open or close by rotating movements to the extent of about 180 degrees. This rotating movement is controlled by a knob that restricts the level of opening and closing to the desired level. By virtue of this ladder system, these slats can be wrapped up one over the other to the top allowing full view. This mechanism of venetian blinds used in window coverings makes the maneuver easy and gives a great look to the interior design. These window blinds and shades were installed in State Empire building owing to its popularity.
Vertical blinds were used for larger openings using the same mechanism. The difference is that in venetian blinds the movement is horizontal but here it is traverse. Special synthetic fabric material is preferable in this type of window blinds and shades due to its flexibility, color options and designs. Being a fabric, this offers easy maintenance while retaining a rich look for curtains or window coverings or shade treatments. There would not be any noise generated during movements. Automated window blinds and shades are in use these days making the movements smooth by the flip of a remote control switch.
In Britain awnings are also classified as blinds, as they obstruct the view from above. Interestingly, solid blinds are sometimes called shades! They can only be raised or lowered having small spaces in between the slats. In pleated shades, these are absent, as the slats are sewn inside. Cellular blinds otherwise known as Honeycomb Blinds are attributed to their shape. Glued to the side that gives the looks of honeycomb, these are efficient blinds serving as soft alternatives to wood blinds.
There are many designs that find wide application in different places for a variety of reasons. Venetian blinds, roller blinds, wood blinds, roman blinds and designer shades are few of them. When talking about window blinds and shades, window coverings, window treatments and shutters, each one varies from other in their own way. Depending upon the requirement the exact type should be chosen to give optimum utility value. Shade treatments differ from shutters and blinds in one main aspect; that is affordability. They are quite economical compared to that of window blinds and shutters. They are available in different sizes, colors and shapes. The main idea of window coverings, window treatments, shade treatments, curtains or even window blinds and shades, is to keep the privacy of the in-dwellers and it’s fully accomplished by these window blinds and shades or the various other variations.