Homeowners and business owners today are constantly looking for innovative ways to protect their buildings from all sorts of things (e.g., natural sunlight, sensitive information) in the hope of attaining greater privacy. According to MarketWatch, a recent report showed the worldwide window film market in 2016 was able to boost production by $2.375 million (up 2.49%) relative to 2016. Additionally, the global window film market is predicted to balloon at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.6% over the next five years (until 2024).
Although tinted window films are an increasingly popular option, there is another solution to consider: mini blinds. These types of blinds — which are typically made of aluminum or another similar material — are inexpensive and easy to handle. Mini blinds are also incredibly light and can fit in most average-sized windows.
Here’s everything you need to know about mini blinds and their advantages:
Everybody likes to have a certain level of privacy at work or at home. Thankfully mini blinds are designed to provide optimal covering of windows so that nothing can be seen inside a structure from the outside, even from close up. Certain types of blinds may come with a custom top-down/bottom-up feature that lets you control the amount of privacy and light you get. (Keep the top open and bottom closed for best results)
As long as they are installed correctly, thicker blinds made of wood or vinyl can offer more thermal efficiency than their thinner metal or plastic (vertical) counterparts, according to Home Guide.
The Department of Energy estimates that when reflective blinds are totally closed, they can lower heat gain by roughly 45%. You should also ensure you have a top-functioning air conditioning unit in your home or business that can regulate indoor temperatures efficiently. Depending on square footage, examples of such A/C units include Kenmore 77060, Friedrich Kull SQO8N10D and LG LW1216ER.
Another great benefit of mini blinds is that they are often significantly more sturdy and durable than curtains. Given that they are typically made of aluminum alloy, the slats don’t dent or bend easily. They can also come in several different colors (white, blue, etc.) and can have aesthetically pleasing finishes and top layers made of materials like polyester.
Affordable and Easy to Clean
Yet another plus mini blinds have is simply the fact that they are very inexpensive and easy to clean if they accumulate dust, lint, stains, insects or debris.
It is often recommended that the most effective way to clean mini blinds involves opening the blinds completely to expose all the slats, vacuuming, and dusting off the slats with a brush and using antibacterial soap and warm water. Small quantities of bleach can be utilized as well. You should then use a clean white cloth to wipe off everything and leave the strings down until they dry completely. Your mini blinds will be looking good as new in just a few hours.
Get a Quote from ASC Today
Speak to the experienced professionals at Atlantic Sun Control in Manassas, Virginia, to learn more about the advantages of mini blinds. ASC also has offices in Ashburn and Bethesda and serves customers located within a 75-mile radius of the DC Metro Area, including the majority of Maryland and Virginia.
ASC was founded in 1991 in a basement by Chris Baccus and Brien Looney and has since expanded its operations to become one of the country’s biggest and most reputable window film dealers. ASC offers competitive yet reasonable prices and top-quality installation services. Their professionals are dedicated to offering customized solutions to fit you and your building’s unique needs. Additionally, every job they perform is completely insured. Accurate and comprehensive quotes are offered on site.
Aside from mini blinds, ASC also provides shades and solar screens that can regulate the heat derived from the sun’s powerful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Their other products include decorative films, security films like smash and grab, active shooter, blast mitigation, cloaking, anti-graffiti, and radiofrequency film. Their sun control films are designed to minimize the fading of furnishings like carpets and artwork.
Atlantic Sun Control is a member of the International Window Film Association, the Better Business Bureau and the Property Management Association. It has also been ranked Vista’s top dealer in the county for many years and is certified by Llumar Magnum, Madico, and Hanita Tech.
Call Atlantic Sun Control today at 703-687-0154 for more information about their services or on how their products can help you lower your energy bill and take care of your indoor space.