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What to Consider Before Ordering Roller Blinds

Things to consider before ordering roller blinds

It may seem obvious, but selecting the correct blinds is one of those crucial yet agonisingly difficult choices to make.

Among the gallery of products at Brightshine, Roller blinds have become a popular choice for their versatility, functionality, and aesthetic appeal.

However, before you decide, there are several crucial factors to consider, especially if you are contemplating the inclusion of sunscreen roller blinds or motorisation.

Let's delve into the key considerations to ensure you make an informed choice.

Functionality and Purpose:

Firstly, it's important to identify the primary purpose the blind will serve. Do you need privacy, light and temperature control, or do you want both?

Roller blinds come in various opacities, from sun filters to block-outs, offering different levels of light filtration. Sunscreen roller blinds, in particular, are designed to filter sunlight while maintaining a view, making them an excellent choice for spaces where natural light is desired without compromising privacy. They are also a great choice for protecting furniture and flooring.

The Fabric and Material:

The next key step is examining the right material for your roller blinds to account for functionality and style. Traditional roller blinds often come in common fabrics like polyester, linen or cotton.

On the other hand, sunscreen roller blinds are typically made from a unique material that combines woven and coated fabrics to achieve the perfect balance between light filtration and UV protection. Choose a material that complements your decor and meets your practical needs.


It’s always important to factor in whether you would like motorised blinds. Instead of awkward chains in hard-to-access places, Brightshines' great deals on motorisation mean you can operate your blinds at the push of a button, providing a convenient and luxurious feel to your home, particularly with large living room blinds.

Consider customising the blind that best fits the style and function of your window. Roller blinds come in various sizes, and some companies offer made-to-measure services to ensure a perfect fit for your windows. Additionally, explore the design and colour choices to harmonise the blinds with the rest of your interiors.

Energy Efficiency:

Blinds are a useful source of natural heating and cooling in your house. If energy efficiency is a priority, opt for roller blinds with thermal properties. These can help regulate the temperature in your space by minimising heat loss in winter and blocking sunlight in summer. Sunscreen roller blinds, in particular, can significantly reduce solar heat gain while maintaining a comfortable indoor environment.

Installation and Maintenance

Evaluate the ease of installation and maintenance. Brightshines professional installation services ensure that your roller blinds function correctly and their longevity is enhanced. Additionally, consider the cleaning and maintenance requirements of the chosen material, especially if you have specific concerns like allergies or pet hair.

Cost Analysis

Undoubtedly, the cost is a significant factor in any decision-making process. Brightshines roller blinds come in a wide range of prices, depending on material, technology, size and customisation factors. With their specialised materials and UV-blocking features, Sunscreen roller blinds may be slightly more expensive than traditional options. However, the long-term benefits, including energy savings and enhanced durability, often justify the initial investment.

Overall, it’s important to take the time to thoroughly assess these factors to ensure your chosen roller blinds meet your immediate needs and contribute to the long-term comfort and aesthetics of your living or working space.

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Dec 05, 2023


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