The topic we will be enlightening you on today is the idea of ‘Day and night blinds’, otherwise known as our Vision blinds. There are a number of questions that have circulated previously regarding our Vision blind range and we hope to answer everything in this blog and provide as much information as possible. We hope to cover the basics such as what are they?, can they be blackout? How do they work? and more!
What are Day and Night blinds?
Very similar to roller blinds, day and night blinds operate the same however rather than a single panel of fabric, day and night blinds alternate between 2 sheets of fabric, one being sheer and one opaque to offer the ‘day and night’ effect. The idea behind this is to offer maximum comfort when it comes to control and functionality of the blind and their given purpose. Day and night blinds offer complete control over how much light you wish to filter into or out of the room.
How do Day and Night Blinds work?
As previously mentioned, day and night blinds operate by using both sheer and opaque fabrics, alternating against each other to offer maximum control. The idea behind this is that the slats can be adjusted to increase or decrease the amount of light allowed through the blind. The two fabrics are operated by using a cord or chain which can be controlled by hand or remote if you choose to go down the motorisation route. Although it is alternative fabrics, both fabrics operate as one. This means that either fabric slides above or below each other but operate using one mechanism to save confusion. They move as one unit rather than as individual blinds. The sheer strips of the day and night blinds allow daylight to filter through, while the opaque slats operate as a dim out blind. This is where the ultimate control of light and privacy comes into play.
How effective are Day and Night blinds at blocking out light?
Day and night blinds are ideal for blocking out light. The advantage of having two layers of fabric, make day and night blinds perfect for dimming out light in your home. The opaque fabrics help create the unmatched environment to encourage a deep sleep and thus prove to be effective at dimming out as much light as possible.
Can Day and Night Blinds be cut to size?
When buying a new blind, you want to ensure that the blind matches the size of your window. The last thing you want is for the blind you have just spent a lot of money on be too big, small or long for your window. Luckily, this will not be the case with any of the blinds, shutters or curtains that we sell as all of our blinds are made-to-measure. This means they are completely customised to your home and therefore can be cut down to size to fit your window.
How energy efficient are Day and Night blinds?
You may wonder how efficient Day and Night blinds are at saving energy. With the factor of having 2 layers of fabric, this helps considerably with energy saving. They are brilliant for saving both electricity and heating bills. The act of having 2 fabrics creates a barrier between the glass and the blind, trapping the unwanted cold draft you may experience usually on a bare glass window. This will help appreciably with keeping your home heated during colder winter months. The sheer and opaque fabrics are also ideal for filtering as much light as needed and the control is completely down to you! This makes it perfect for allowing more light in rather than using electricity and also blocking out unwanted sunlight.
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