Using Your Blinds During the Spring
It looks like the warm weather has started to arrive! This means for a lot of people it will be time to start using their blinds to help reduce heat and glare in their room; as well as increase privacy and protect from UV. To make sure that everyone gets the most out of their blinds during this weather; we’ve put together some simple tips for getting the most out of them:
Tip 1 : Extend your blinds before the warmest part of the day.
If you know it’s going to get warm during the day; make sure your blinds are extended in the morning before the heat starts. (Excluding blackout and dim-out fabrics*). That way, the heat won’t have a chance to build-up during the day and the room will be more comfortable. If you retract your blinds after the room has already built-up heat; then you will need to make sure there is enough of a through-draft so that all of the warm air can leave the room.
Tip 2: Look out for insects.
We’re starting to move into what’s called ‘fly season’. This is where flies and other insects become more common as the days get warmer. Try to make sure that insects don’t get caught behind your blinds and leave marks on the fabric. They can be easily removed without having to take down the blinds by just using a hair-dryer to blow them out. If you have Duette® fabric blinds, make sure to check that there are no insects in the honeycomb structure of the blind, which could create marks the next time the blind is retracted.
Tip 3: Operate your blinds regularly.
While it is tempting to leave your blinds extended throughout all the sunny weather, be aware that we do still recommend that you operate them at least once a week so that they can keep working like new.
Tip 4: Find help online.
When you buy blinds from us, you get access to our online customer area, MyBlinds. MyBlinds is full of care & maintenance information that will help you keep your blinds looking like new, as well as let you contact us should you need to return a blind or arrange a service call. Depending on the fabric of your blinds, some are fully washable. The simplest way is to the remove the blinds and wash them in either the bath or shower. All details regarding washable blinds is available via the MyBlinds section.
Tip 5: Maintenance Service Plan
If you have newly purchased your blinds then why not consider our maintenance service plan? This includes up to five visits over five years from member of our installation team. The visit helps to ensure your blinds are kept looking like new, including checks on the cording of the blinds.
Using your blinds during this spring has some great advantages. The room will start to feel more comfortable meaning you can still relax in your glass extension regardless of the weather. If you don’t have blinds and are starting to feel the heat, arrange a free quotation now, while there’s still time before summer starts.
*We recommend that blinds with blackout or dim-out fabrics are partially or completely retracted during sunny conditions.