Give your windows and doors a facelift with SP Screens range of indoor blinds. SP Screens range of indoor blinds caters to all styles and budgets – all made with the same care and attention. Choose from our selection of roller blinds, vertical blinds, and panel glide blinds.
Each door and window is different and SP Screens is happy to offer expert advice on the best blind solution to suit your home. Some things to think about when choosing the best blind for your needs are:
Do you need to block out light?
Would you like to let some natural light in?
Would you like to be able to control privacy with your blinds?
Do you need to cut down on outside heat and glare and keep inside cool?
Do you need to keep the inside warmth from escaping out though your windows and doors?
What fabric would you like?
There are three main types of fabrics for internal window blinds.
1. Blockout (also known as dimout or blackout)
2. Translucent (also referred to as light filtering or sheer)
3. Sunscreen (or solar screen).
Prices may vary greatly between the different fabric ranges and will influence the final quote you receive. SP Screens can offer advice on the cost of each of the fabric ranges to help you make a choice.
What mount is best suited to your area?
Some blinds are better suited to one method over the other. Obstructions in the window, such as locks, latches and mullions can also determine the best mounting method. When choosing your mounting option, talk to one of our experts about the best mounting option for your needs.
Blockout fabrics, as the name suggests, allow no light to filter through the fabric. Blockout fabrics are often coated or sealed with a backing to ensure minimal light leaks through the material weave. This category of fabric is great to vastly cut down light in bedrooms and media rooms or provide ultimate privacy in bathrooms and public-facing windows. Blockouts are also great for reflecting and reducing heat from your home.
It’s important to remember that even with a blockout fabric, it’s hard to completely block light from coming through your windows. Light gaps at the edges of your roller blinds can be reduced or eliminated with either certain mounting options or side channels. Talk to one of our experts about the right configuration for your roller blinds.
Light-filtering fabrics are soft fabrics with a weave that allows a small amount of light to filter through. Often providing a softer look and feel than blockouts, translucent fabrics are ideal where filtered light is preferred sometimes avoiding the need for lighting to be turned on during the day. These fabrics are often available in corresponding patterns or textures to block out fabrics, making them ideal options for duo roller combinations. Light-filters work beautifully in living areas that do not require full privacy or light block.
Sunscreen or Solar Screen Roller Blinds
Sunscreen fabric is an open weave fabric specifically designed to block heat and glare but allow good vision through the blind. These are also great for privacy during the day when the light is on the outside of the window. Sunscreens make a nice accompaniment to a blockout fabric in a duo blind, also known as day-night blinds, situation. Sunscreen fabrics are very popular in rooms featuring a scenic view and offices where heat and glare reduction is the main consideration.