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Roller blinds: Blockout VS Sun Screen

  • 24
  • 07
  • 2017

Tired of the sun glaring into your cozy living room or glaring on to your TV? You have just found the solution with our roller blinds. Blockout and screen roller blinds not only provide maximum light control, but also serve as ideal accessories that significantly upgrade the appearance of your indoors. They offer an easy way to lend a refined and elegant look to any space, while at the same time provide functional benefits. The modern-day range of versatile roller blinds is much more than just a window covering to prevent heat and light. They are in fact sleek and stylish window treatments available in a variety of options.

Discreet when open, they offer an easy means to control light when closed. Besides, with Somfy motorized blinds, all your screen roller blinds can be synced to one remote control to easily position your blinds with a single click. At Blind Concepts we offer perfect, custom-built screen roller blinds that precisely cater to your requirements. Given the stunning range of choices available, the task of choosing the right blind for your space can be a confusing one. Besides, our professionals will also help you to choose the right roller blinds for your space.

Roller blinds are generally created using the following two types of fabrics:

  • Blockout
  • Sunscreen

Blockout & Sunscreen – Evaluating the Features

Available in a wide array of shades, designs, and make, blockout and sunscreen blinds are designed to serve specific purpose. Depending on the functional and aesthetic requirements of your space you can choose a fabric to either impart a luxurious appeal or achieve a simple and minimalistic look. Here are some of the major features of blockout and sunscreen blinds which will enable you to evaluate these blinds and choose the one that best serves your purpose.

Sunscreen Roller Blinds – Screen roller blinds are designed in partially transparent fabric and have the capacity to filter maximum UV rays. These blinds offer the dual benefit of protection from the harsh UV rays as well as added privacy while enabling you to enjoy the outside view. Sunscreen blinds can be conveniently used in spaces with a view since the softening effect can work effectively in blocking harsh rays of the sun. Besides, the filtering effect also helps to preserve the colour of your furnishings. Following are some of the major features of screen roller blinds:

  • Filter out about 90% – 96% of the UV rays
  • Maximum UV control with considerable heat and glare reduction
  • Durable & easy to clean the roman blinds and roller bilnds
  • Reduced need for air conditioning
  • Significant flame retardant properties

Sunscreen roller blinds are available in an extensive range of contemporary shades and designs and you can choose a colour or design that perfectly complements the existing theme and design elements of your indoors. You can also go for classic or contemporary styles, based on your preferences. At Blind Concepts, we also provide you with the privilege of adding Somfy motors. Adding this further simplifies the process of operating your roller blinds, making it work at the click of a button.

Blockout Roller Blinds – Blockout roller blinds are exclusively designed to provide privacy and insulation at night. They are designed to completely block the light during the day and create a cozy, relaxed space for a comfortable sleep. This feature of blockout blinds make it perfect to be used in bedrooms to get the darkening effect, which they provide. Blockout roller blinds can also conserve heat at night and maintain controlled, cooler room temperatures during summers due to its phenomenal insulating properties.

  • UPF Rating 50+
  • Quality metal parts for durability
  • Washable and fade resistant
  • Low maintenance
  • Excellent insulation and resistant to warping and twisting

Roller blinds are easy to install and operate along with the added benefit of motorized options. Somfy motors are the motorized options, which can be easily installed in all types of blinds for added convenience. They enable you to control the positioning of your blind with just one click. Both sunscreen and blockout blinds provide effective screening solutions and choosing from the two entirely depends upon your requirements. Careful consideration of the advantages and limitations of both the blinds can help you to make the right choice.

Sunscreen or Blockout – What Should You Choose?

As blinds can have a huge impact on the feel and look of your indoors, it is essential for you to understand the benefits offered by each of these blinds and choose the right one. While both these blinds offer a unique combination of stylish interiors and functionality, they are designed to serve two significantly different purposes. Following are some of the major differences between blockout and screen roller blinds, which can help you to choose the right one based on your requirements:

  • Blockout blinds provide complete sun protection and maximum heat retention in the winters and provide highest possible heat reflection during summers. On the contrary, screen roller blinds provide 75% protection against the harsh rays by filtering out harmful sunrays
  • While blockout blinds completely block out the sun, sunscreen roller blinds provide you with an option of getting the vies of your outdoor without letting the harsh sunrays inside
  • Blockout blinds are made for areas that require complete privacy such as bedrooms, conference rooms, etc., while sunscreen blinds can be used for living rooms and other areas

However, both these blinds are designed to offer maximum protection to your home and its contents.

Still Confused? We Are Here to Help You

If you are still confused, just reach out to our team at Blind Concepts and we will be eager to help you select an appropriate blind. For added benefit, you can automate your window covering with our Somfy motorized blinds. At Blind Concepts, we specialize in carrying out the installation and service of Somfy motors for all types of window coverings. We are an authorized Somfy service provider and can help you to efficiently motorize your blinds.

Besides, assuring utmost quality and durability of our blinds, we also have an amazing collection of indoor and outdoor curtains and blinds. Our huge range of curtains and blinds are designed to suit all styles, colours and lifestyles. Our impressive range of outdoor blinds makes a great addition to any space and can provide a cool shade in summer and protect your home from the winter chill.

Just get in touch with us now by calling us on 03 9720 1778 to discover how we can assist you. Our representative will be glad to discuss your next project and offer a free quote.