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What are Sheer Blinds?

Posted: Monday, January 10th, 2011 | Filed under: Green shading, Shading systems, window blinds, window shading, window treatments
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As we go through the different seasons it can be really difficult to pick the right window treatment for your needs in regards to what the weather elements will be for you and your home. A popular blind, because of their functionality, are sheer blinds. No matter which season you’re up against, the sheer blind will work for you for many reasons. Sheer blinds are easy to use, are friendly to different weather elements, and are a pretty site to see.

Just as you can do with a normal set of blinds, you can tilt your sheer blinds to reduce glare on your television or to peek outside your window when you hear a sudden noise. What separates sheer blinds from the rest is that each blind vane is separated by a quality sheer fabric that blocks out sun rays and adds to your home the privacy we need in our homes. This sheer element between each vane can be aide in letting in the light, and can block out heat from the summer or cold from the winter season.

Although, sheer blinds are on the more expensive side when it comes to window blind options, they have many benefits and are more appealing then a normal blind option. Another complaint some may have in regards to sheer blinds is that they don’t block the heat in that well and they aren’t the best option for room darkening. This is because the sheer that is attached to each vane will not allow the vanes to close tightly which allows light to enter the home.

There are pros and cons to each window treatment option that fancies most people, knowing the pros and cons is a key element in picking the right window shade for your home. If a soft and airy look is what you want to achieve, the sheer shades are a beautiful choice in any room. They do aide in reducing some light and warmth in the room, but also allow these elements in the home if wanted. Often sheer blinds are layered with custom drapes to help aide in the energy efficiency we all are aiming for and to block the weather elements out when we don’t want them to enter our home at all. Pairing sheer blinds with heavy drapes, leaving the drapes open most of the time, is what is recommended. Doing so will allow you to use sheer blinds as they’re intended, capturing the beauty of the outdoors while allowing you privacy in your home.

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