What Are Day and Night Blinds?
If you’re the kind of person that likes the best of both worlds, then you might also be the kind of person day and night blinds are made for. Also known as twist vision blinds or zebra blinds, they combine some of the best features of both roller and Venetian blinds – that means that they can be used at all times of day and in all weathers, giving the user almost complete control over the amount of light, darkness and privacy they enjoy.
That makes them perhaps the most versatile household blinds around. So this month, we’re going to take a closer look at day and night blinds to help you see whether their advantages will make them something you’ll want to think about for your home.
What is it about day and night blinds that makes them so special?
Traditional roller blinds are made of one piece of fabric that can be raised and lowered as required. Usually, this is open during the day and closed at night. While they are easy to use and great as far as they go, the only middle point between the two is having them half open – and that may well still let others see in and reduce the amount of light getting in.
Day and night blinds are opened and closed in the same way as roller blinds – i.e. with a chain or remote control – but are made of two pieces of fabric that comprise transparent and opaque horizontal panels that move independently of each other. What that means for the user is an extra option, because as they move separately, the stripes on the fabric glide between each other to produce an open and closed effect. It’s a bit like the angled slats of Venetian blinds, in that you get open, closed and something in between.
However, unlike Venetian blinds, because one of the pieces of fabric is translucent, you’re not only letting light in, you’re also getting the benefit of privacy, because those outside can’t see in.
The benefits of day and night blinds
No other blind gives you such complete control over the levels of light in your home. During the summer, they can provide shade inside without having to reduce the amount of daylight you’re getting. Meanwhile, you can also use the blinds to filter bright sunlight yet still be able to see out at the same time.
And those two layers give you another handy extra, in that they provide even better insulation than a normal roller blind, meaning you could be saving money on your household bills over the winter months.
With over 30 years in the blinds business, here at Solo Blinds we are ideally placed to give you the very best advice on the benefits of day and night blinds and whether they would be the right option for your home. If you’d like to know more, give us a call, and we can arrange a free home visit to discuss your options and then provide a free no-obligation quotation.