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Blinds in Gateshead | What You Need to Know About Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are exactly what their name implies—blinds that unroll to cover your window. The blind is a single piece of fabric wrapped around a casing installed across the top of your window frame. In some Gateshead homes, the casing is inside the window recess, whereas in others, it is outside the recess.

Roller blinds are operated by either a sidewinding chain mechanism attached to the casing or a pull cord attached to the bottom of the blind. They are easy to use and hugely popular in homes throughout the North East.

Benefits of Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are among the most popular types of blinds on the market. They can be found in Gateshead residences for the following reasons:

They are versatile. Thanks to the wide variety of colour options out there, there is a roller blind for just about every space. Whatever colour scheme you prefer, you will find a roller blind that perfectly matches your preference.

They are easy to operate. Because of the use of pull cords and chain mechanisms, roller blinds are pretty easy to operate. Unlike other types of blinds, which can be difficult to lock or unlock, a roller blind works on a simple principle—you roll the blind up around the casing, and it stays there until you roll it down.

They are durable. The uncomplicated mechanism that underpins roller blinds has another advantage: it increases their durability. When the fabric is wound up onto the casing, it stays protected. The fabric then protects the casing from environmental degradation.

They are cost-effective. Roller blinds are generally less expensive than other options on the market due to their simplicity. Crystal Blinds North East can install three roller blinds (up to 6ft wide and 68” drop) in your Gateshead home for just £99!

They require minimal maintenance: Roller blinds are far easier to clean and maintain than shutter blinds, which need dusting and cleaning of each slat.

They are safe for children and pets. While certain blinds can seem to be a safety hazard to people around them, roller blinds are generally safer. You can easily access the mechanism via the cord, but it is well above the reach of children or pets, preventing them from becoming entrapped in it.

What are Blackout Blinds?

Blackout blinds are perfect for living areas in your home where you want to keep the intrusive light out. They are made of specialised fabric layers that make it difficult for sunlight and artificial light to pass through. It is a common misconception that blackout blinds must be black—white blinds can make the space look bigger while still providing the blackout benefits of a black roller blind.

If you are looking for high-quality blinds in Gateshead or surrounding areas, including Washington, Sunderland, Newcastle and Durham, you can trust Crystal Blinds North East. If you would like a free quote or appointment, please feel free to call us at 0191 483 4441 or write to us by filling an online form.