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September 2012

Aluminium is Alluring

By blindsbrisbane1 - September 24th, 2012, 23:31, Category: General

When decorating a home we are spoilt for choice. This also applies to windows. Should we have curtains, blinds, shutters or louvres in our rooms? Letís begin by identifying our options.

Curtains are warm and colorful and brighten up a room. On the downside, they can easily get dirty from dust or sticky fingers and itís such a mission to take them down to wash or dry clean. Blinds come in various designs and materials. They can be made from wood, plastic, aluminium or fabric, amongst others. Furthermore, the term, Ďblindsí, is often used to describe any window covering excluding curtains. Window blinds can also be horizontal or vertical in design.

As the word implies, horizontal blinds contain horizontal slats that are joined together with chord. They can be opened in order to let the sunlight shine through the slats or completely closed to enable privacy.

Vertical blinds have long hanging slats that can also be opened or closed. However, vertical blinds are better for managing the amount of natural light that is allowed in a room. These blinds are very popular in offices. They are usually operated with a hanging chord or a thin lever.

Louvre windows have a succession of sloping blades that overlap. They can be made of materials such as aluminium, wood or glass and they can be opened or closed in order to allow varying degrees of light into a room.

Window shutters are a popular item, both for indoors and outdoors. They are also installed in some buildings to cover doors. Outdoor shutters are often used for decorative purposes. Indoor shutters can have fixed louvres that donít rotate. They are made of an assortment of materials. However, homes with modern designs look their best with aluminium shutters. At the same time, it is easier to shape and mould them according to the required specifications.

Yet another factor is their durability. They are better at withstanding the elements. Furthermore, aluminium shutters Brisbane, being tough and strong, are ideal for security conscious home owners. The shutters can be ordered online from reputable companies.

Some shutters can be installed only for decorative purposes. These are especially popular for exterior windows. Conversely, aluminium shutters that can be opened and closed might be a better option.

Of great importance is that aluminium shutters require very little maintenance. They are obtainable in various colors and can be easily wiped clean. The shutters can be fixed, hinged or sliding. The blades are wholly adjustable and they offer total privacy or open up to a view of the environment.

Designs and styles vary, which is why it makes good sense to order your shutters from reputable organizations.