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Choosing Cellular Blinds

By blindsbrisbane1 - August 2nd, 2012, 19:46, Category: General

Developed only in the last couple of decades, honeycomb blinds have been fast gaining popularity. Developed in answer to an energy crisis, these blinds now come in a wide range of colors and textures making them a popular design alternative. The design is slightly different from your normal blind in that it looks like a honeycomb from the side. The design allows air to be trapped in the cells which, in turn, makes the blinds very energy efficient.

Your first decision will be what cell or pleat size you want. You are likely to be given a choice between a single pleat and a double pleat the latter is more energy efficient because two cells are fused which allows it to trap more air. You will also need to decide between single cell, double cell and the triple cell when it comes to blinds the triple cell is the most energy efficient.

You will next need to decide how much light you want to allow in you can choose blinds that simply filter the light, those that darken the room or those that completely black out all light. The most common material for
cellular blinds Brisbane is polyester but you can also get them in cotton. You will then have to choose how you will operate the blinds top down, bottom up, whether or not you use a cord or whether or not the blinds are motorized.

As mentioned before, most cellular blinds are made out of polyester. Most are backed in a neutral fabric but the front can come in any range of colors and patterns. The cells will not separate as they are fused or glued together. It is important to choose a better made blind in a better fabric or risk the cells separating. This is a problem when shoddy construction is an issue and can be side-tracked by getting a quality product with a long-term guarantee.

Once these choices are out of the way, it is time to install your blinds. Installation is pretty much the same as any normal blinds. The major difference between these blinds and normal ones is that they are a lot better at insulation. The air that gets trapped in the cells is what makes these blinds a lot more energy efficient. The cells also make the blinds a lot more efficient at controlling the light coming into the house. When necessary, these blinds simply fold up out of the way like normal blinds.