If you are considering new window treatments in the Philadelphia area, the Blind Gallery is happy to help. We have a wide selection of the different kinds, styles, patterns, colors, sizes, and uses of window blinds.
The composition of blinds
Window blinds are decorative and durable window coverings of various materials that screen the area inside or outside the window’s frame. They usually consist of long horizontal slats that are made of wood, faux wood that looks like real wood, metal, plastic, aluminum, fabric, or PVC that are kept together by special cords that go through the slats. Vertical blinds move from side to side along a track system that tilts open and closed.
Blinds are controlled by a manual or remote control system that rotates them from open to closed. Window blinds can be drawn manually with a cord or be automated through different kinds of motorization through a keypad or wall switch, computer, or another remote control device.
As experts of interior design in the Philadelphia area, we have the know-how to fit your particular window treatment needs.
Besides decoration, blinds are there to give privacy and to block out light in varying stages and especially heat, keeping the warmth inside during the cold winter months, and help to keep a home cool in the summer months. How do they do that?
- A majority of blinds are custom made to exactly fit the various sizes and dimensions of the many varying windows. Some normal-sized windows can use ready-made blinds.
- By keeping the blinds closed during the day, the heat and cold are kept at bay and the rooms are more comfortable. Closing the blinds from late morning to early evening can keep the temperature 10 to 20 degrees cooler since up to 30 percent of that unwanted heat comes from the windows via a greenhouse effect. You can also up to seven percent on your utility bill.
- If covering the windows during the daytime hours makes it too dark, lower the top of your shades six inches from the top of the window. That lets light in but not the heat.
If you are looking for top-quality blinds in Philadelphia, and personalized service, check out our great selection. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you!