Experience the control that a double roller blind brings to your home whilst enjoying all the thermal benefits of having two blinds in your window! ...read more
Experience the control that a double roller blind brings to your home whilst enjoying all the thermal benefits of having two blinds in your window! A double roller blind sees two blind on a shared bracket – one made from a dimout fabric and one made from blackout fabric. Having this flexibility at your disposal allows you to choose the double layers that two blinds provide to add improved insulation to your window in the winter, or just shade it from the hot sun in the summer using the dimout fabric, which allows some sunlight to pass into the room.
What are the benefits of Thermal Double Roller Blinds
Thermal blinds are a great way to insulate your windows and to stop the cold from entering your room. They create a barrier between the glass and the room, keeping the warmth on the inside and the cold out. This means not only do you enjoy a warmer room in the winter and a cooler one in the summer, you save energy and even reduce your heating bill!
Not only do they insulate your windows, they look stylish at the same time, and we offer a large variety of blinds to choose from.
How do Thermal Double Roller Blinds work?
A thermal blind requires no additional work from you to function, it is simply the nature of the blind. In essence, having anything in your window will improve the insulation of your room simply because it creates a barrier, however our thermal blinds are often made from a slightly thicker fabric that ensures the amount of air moving from the room to the glass and vice-versa is kept to a minimum. By breaking up this convection current, the warmth stays in the room and the cold stays close to the glass. These blinds consist of two barrels with fabric on them joined to one bracket. They are controlled on separate chains and they give you the ability to choose between dimout (allowing some sunlight through) and total blackout from the fabric.
Do Thermal Double Roller Blinds work in the Summer?
All blinds are ideal for the summer as they create shade. In the hottest months a thermal blind will work in reverse to what it does in the winter – it will keep the room cool and stop the heat entering the room. Again, this is because it creates a barrier that blocks sunlight. An added benefit of this is that the sun’s damaging UV rays are also blocked from entering, which means your furniture will be protected from fading or damage.
Measuring, Fitting and Installing Your Double Roller Blind
Measuring and installing roller blinds is relatively straightforward depending on the type of window your blinds will sit in. For the perfect fit on a standard window, measure the full recess of your window (both height and width). These are the core measurements to use purchasing your blinds. Do not be tempted to remove any measurement of length from either to account for fittings - we will do this for you.
If you want to hang your roller blinds outside of the recess then measure the height and width as per the size you desire, but also add about 70mm at the top and bottom, and 50mm on each end of the blind width to account light leakage that will likely occur.
When installing blinds in angled and boxed bay windows there are some additional considerations to make to account for the protrusion of the blind. This will stop the blinds from catching on each other once fitted.
For further information on measuring and installing roller blinds for Angled bay and boxed bay windows - please visit our blind measuring guides.