4 Common Types Of Blinds And Their Benefits

Windows are such common sights in homes that it's often hard to remember that they really are just large holes in walls. Without any sort of covering, windows become vulnerable points in your home, allowing heat to escape or enter your home as well as allowing any passerby to just glance inside your house. Adding a good set of blinds can really help your home in more ways than one, but with all the types out there it's hard to know which one to pick. So, read on below for a brief overview of the different types of blinds and what they're good at.

Honeycomb Shades

Honeycomb shades are an extremely flexible option for any home. They're particularly good in homes where windows have unusual shapes, due to the shades' flexibility. Honeycomb shades are also decent at trapping air, which will give them fair amounts of thermal insulation as well as noise cancellation. Honeycomb shades are also very aesthetically pleasing, which might cause you to pick them over other more functional blinds if your largest concern is your decor aesthetic. 

Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are the hallmark of traditional blinds and provide that stereotypical pull down appearance. They can keep the heat away on a hot day and are fairly good at keeping out excess light. Roller blinds, while simply functional at a glance, are highly customizable, and you can pretty much find a pair to fit any room aesthetic you might have. The only real shortcoming they have is that they are poor at noise cancellation.

Horizontal Blinds

Another common type seen in many homes, horizontal blinds are known for their slats, which can be opened or closed depending on your wants. The biggest drawback to horizontal blinds are that they can be tough to clean, since you'll have to clean each slat individually. This is made up for by the sheer amount of control you can have over them, though, since you can allow as much light as you want into your home. This makes them very functional, although they lack the noise cancellation properties that other blinds possess.  

Vertical Blinds

Functionally the same as horizontal blinds, vertical blinds are best for sliding glass doors and very large windows. Vertical blinds possess a very nice aesthetic while maintaining maximum functionality as well. With amazing UV protection properties, vertical blinds perform best on east and west walls, allowing them to offer the most protection against the sun. Just like horizontal blinds, they are rather difficult to clean, although their functionality generally makes up for this.

This is by no means a comprehensive list of all the blinds available to you, but these are some of the most common choices on the market. So hopefully, if you are looking for window blinds on sale for your home, you will be able to make a more informed decision.