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Why Roller Blinds Are Perennial Favourites in Homes

by Chad Brewer

Roller blinds are widely used in Australian homes because of the many fantastic benefits they can deliver to homeowners and their families. Before installing these window treatments in your home, it helps to know their advantages. That way, you can confidently decide whether or not they are a suitable choice for your home.

Below are some top reasons why you will find roller blinds in many homes.

They are easy to operate

One of the main advantages of roller blinds is their simple operation. These window blinds use a pull cord mechanism that allows you to roll and unroll your blinds with the simple pull of a cord. And, it gets even better!

With the advent of motorised blinds and home automation, you don't have to get up from your seat to adjust your blinds. You only need to push a button on a remote control device or use a voice command to operate the blinds as you like.

They last long

Because roller blinds are easy to operate, there's very little that can actually go wrong with them. As a result, they tend to undergo wear and tear at a slower rate than blinds with more sophisticated operating mechanisms. 

Along with their simple operating style, they comprise tough UV-resistant fabric that wounds around a sturdy metal casing to increase durability.

They require minimal upkeep

Since they have a single piece of fabric that can be unrolled and cleaned easily, regular roller blinds are relatively easy to maintain, especially when compared to Roman blinds, which fold up into pleats rather than rolling.

If you want the easiest type of roller blinds to maintain, consider waterproof versions instead of regular ones.

They come in many aesthetically pleasing styles

Roller blinds are available in a wide array of attractive fabrics and colour options to match or complement the interior design of any home. Whatever interior design ideas you have, you will find a product that turns them into reality.

They are perfect for families with children and pets

While traditional roller blinds are typically operated via pull cords beyond the reach of small children and pets, some homeowners may feel as though the dangling cords still pose a safety concern for their families. 

With the advent of cordless roller blinds, you can operate your blinds without a cord. You simply use the decorative bottom rail to raise and lower the blinds as you like.

Cordless roller blinds are a boon to families with young children and pets. 

When it comes to adding window blinds to your home, there are many options you can choose from. The different types of window blind options available have unique features, pros and cons that make them more suitable for some applications than others.

Contact a professional for more information on roller blinds.