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The Differences between Cheap and Quality Blinds

Posted on 22nd August 2013 by Gemini Blinds

When it comes to deciding between cheap and expensive blinds for your home, there are some important factors to consider.

Blinds are sold in countless styles and designs. The choice of colours is vast and manufacturers offer custom-made ones that fulfil the needs of the homeowner. Higher quality blinds are often more durable in comparison to cheap fabric or wooden ones, and are also less prone to wear and tear.

Aluminium is a good choice in this respect, as it is resistant to rusting, cracking and corrosion. Quality aluminium blinds are constructed to last for many years. However, if you opt for cheap aluminium Venetian or other types of blinds, you may live to regret your decision.

You can choose from a wide range of colours that suit the exterior and interior of your house. Whether you like a trendy and contemporary metallic finish, or you prefer a warmer, more natural finish, you will certainly have lots of options.

Not only are expensive blinds constructed to last longer, but they also look better. The manufacturers have made these for all seasons so they are heat and damp resistant.

Quality blinds are easier to fix, there is no need to repaint them and you can easily clean the dust off whenever necessary. However, if you opt for cheap or economically priced wooden or metal blinds, you may not be able to clean them efficiently as they are more prone to breakages.

If you are still not sure how to tell the difference between quality and cheap shades, take a look at the fabric and the finishing of these products.

If you buy cheap shades off the shelf, there is a good chance that they will not fit properly. Never compromise on the fitting as low-priced coverings may either be too small to fit or they leave a gap at either side of the window frame. This is why it is better to order a custom-made design to ensure perfect fitting.

Some shops offer Roman shades at discount prices that don’t look very appealing when mounted on the outside of the window frame. Bear in mind that anything less than 4 inches on both sides will not provide adequate privacy. When you look through the window from outside, you will easily be able to see inside of your property.

Whatever you decide for your home, make sure you do your homework before buying the right blinds. The last thing you want to do is to replace your window coverings often, so it is best to buy high quality blinds rather than cheap ones.

Gemini Blinds only supply and fit quality blinds from top blinds manufacturers, so for a great range of blinds you’ll be happy with for years, please contact us today.

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