Roof windows are frequently chosen solution for attic spaces. In order to get shading and protection against high temperatures it is essential to come up with an answer in the form of blinds intended for roof windows. The modern market offers a wide range of solutions, so before making a final decision, it is worth considering all the options available and learning about both the pros and cons of each of them. What kind of blinds for roof windows should you choose?
Choosing a proper blind is an investment for many years to come, therefore before you make up your mind, make yourself familiar with types of roof window blinds. However, the most important division is the distinction between internal and external blinds. They differ both in the way of their assembly and the type of materials used. A vital difference can also be found in their properties
External blinds provide homeowners with more possibilities. As they stand behind excellent thermal insulation, too hot or frosty days do not heat up or cool down the room to the same extent as with no blinds at all.
External blinds also serve to protect windows against harmful factors such as dust, hail or rain. Their design is based on aluminium slats reinforced with plastic elements. Slats applied in the blind slide in the window in the same way as a traditional blind to produce improved comfort of use. It should be pointed out that external blinds for roof windows require maintenance, which involves thorough and regular cleaning to be carried out at least once every six months. As far as external blinds are concerned, we can distinguish those manually operated, electric models controlled via a remote control as well as blinds powered by electricity or a solar-charged battery.
Internal blinds for roof windows, characterised by lower price and decorative functions, are very popular as well. Among internal blinds, we can mention traditional blinds fitted on guide rails, which enables their unfolding to reach the required length; internal blackout blinds that have an aluminium coating on the internal side; pleated and roller blinds are traditional forms of blinds made of textile materials. The price difference is therefore considerable since here the price is reduced by the cost of the materials used, which in the case of external blinds is much higher. The installation process of internal blinds is also cheaper as it can be easily and quickly performed by the end user. External blinds, on the other hand, effectively stop the inflow of light and make it possible to darken the room.
Internal blinds are solution for people who look for a lower cost of a window screen while maintaining decorative and shading properties. However, it must be stressed that internal blinds are not the same as traditional blinds mounted on standard windows because roof windows are installed at an angle.
The use of such accessories as day and night blinds or Roman blinds would prove to be a bad option in this case as these blinds would simply hang down without being a window cover. For this purpose, in addition to blinds, special covers with a spring mechanism are installed in windows.
Blinds for roof windows by FAKRO also offer solutions that allow easy access to the handle. It is noteworthy that selected models available in the product range can be operated by means of a remote control. The choice depends on individual customer preferences. The most popular blinds for roof windows include:
Fabrics intended for attic spaces are manufactured in modern textile production. Blinds effectively reflect the sunlight as a result of using a foil. However, the reflection of light is not the same as the reflection of heat. Fabrics can be covered with pearl mass, while in the case of pleated blinds, fabrics usually have an aluminium layer. In this way, one side of the blind is adjusted to the interior design, while a silver layer is applied to the other side to reflect the sunlight. These blackout blinds are excellent accessories for living rooms, bedrooms and children’s rooms.
Pleated blinds guarantee complete privacy and control over the flow of light. They allow to get the so called soft light in the room, which is not fully dimmed. Blinds occupy little space, while convenient adjustment mechanisms allow for their free control. Pleated blinds ensure impeccable aesthetics inside the room.
Parents find children’s rooms as one of the most important spaces. Kids need a window cover that lets them play freely, secures the inflow of light while doing homework as well as provides darkening of the interior for daytime naps and long, lazy mornings. The FAKRO brand offers blinds dedicated for children in a number of colour versios.
The DreamWorks series of roof window blinds has been prepared for the youngest fans of fairy tales. Favourite heroes are now present on their surface. As far as children’s rooms are still concerned, internal shading blinds are also very popular, especially when there is a small child in the house who sleeps most of the day.
External blinds for roof windows ensure thermal insulation and complete room darkening. By applying them, you eliminate the problem of overheating in the attic. External blinds provide better protection than internal shading blinds. Electric blinds for roof windows can be operated via a remote control or manually.
The ARZ roller shutter provides shading, privacy and protection against noise and tiresome heat as well. It is available in many control options.
The range of FAKRO roof window accessories also includes awning blinds, both manually and electrically operated.
Surely every customer has tried to answer this question and wondered which type of the blind would be better. Is it worth choosing internal blinds for roof windows or maybe external ones? The choice depends on individual needs and preferences.
In the case of internal blinds, we can certainly talk about a lower price, easy installation and a wide range of colours to choose from to perfectly match the interior. In the case of external blinds, we talk about a higher price, but we gain a guarantee of full light dimming and effective (even 8 times more better than offered by internal blackout blinds) protection against interior overheating and UV radiation. External blinds also provide protection against noise, thus contributing to higher comfort and feeling of privacy.