If you’re interested in the world of interior décor, it’s possible that you’ve heard someone mention ‘electric blinds’ but you’re not too sure what they are and what they do differently from a set of normal blinds.
Well, you’re in the right place, we have spoken to the team behind one of the UK’s biggest retailers of electric blinds – DotcomBlinds.com to get the inside scoop about everything you should know about electric roller blinds.
What’s The Difference Between A Roller Blind & Electric Roller Blind?
First off, what separates a standard roller blind from a modern electric roller blind? Well, not an awful lot, an electric blind will look and work much like a normal roller blind, but rather than the blind being controlled by a geared chain, it has an electric motor inside the blind, which can roll the roller tube up and down, besides that an electric roller blind is almost identical to a regular roller blind.
What Types Of Electric Roller Blinds Are Available?
Most electric blinds are available in three different types: battery-powered, where the motor is powered by a small battery within the blind; solar-powered, where the blind comes with a small solar panel that charges the motor; or mains electric powered, these power the motor with electricity from your home’s mains electrics.
While these blinds all work the same, battery and solar-powered electric blinds are usually used on smaller windows, whereas mains electric powered blinds are usually used for larger windows as the mains electric can provide more power to the motor.
How Do You Measure For Electric Roller Blinds?
Measuring for electric roller blinds is incredibly simple, all you need to do is measure the size of the window’s recess where they’ll be installed. Simply measure the recess from side to side and top-to-bottom to get your measurements.
As window recesses aren’t always perfectly straight, it’s recommended that you take these measurements from three separate locations within the recess and use the smallest measurements so that the blind won’t get snagged along the edges of the recess.
How Do You Install Electric Roller Blinds?
Much like measuring for these blinds, installing them is also a walk in the park! All you have to do is drill the blind’s brackets into place at either end of the window’s recess and then simply pop the blind’s roller tube into place between the brackets and you have successfully installed the blind.
How Can You Control Electric Roller Blinds?
Modern electric roller blinds have a few different ways they can operate, such as connecting to ‘smart home technology or via voice control, but most electric roller blinds are actually operated with remote control, allowing you to open and close the blind at a mere touch of a button.
And there you go, you now know everything you need to know about electric roller blinds before making a purchase, so what are you waiting for? Go out and get that electric roller blind for your home!