Question - Which way should I turn my blinds for privacy?

Answered by: Juan Kelly  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 22-06-2022  |  Views: 532  |  Total Questions: 11

The direction -- up or down -- to close blind slats is a matter of personal preference, but if you want more privacy, tilt them up, with the rounded side facing out. With the blinds tilted up, passers-by can't see in: The convex side faces the window, creating less space through which to view. If the window is on the ground floor, the blind should be closed slats up. Otherwise, people can see in from the floors above. If, however, you are on an upper floor and the slats are up, anyone can see in from the ground floor. For that reason blinds on an upper floor should close slats down. During the daytime you will be able to see out without others seeing in but at night when it's dark outside it is reversed. Our Recommendation: Position your blinds in the down position in the evening to block as much light as possible and provide the most privacy. During the day, position your blind slats in the up position. This helps prevent UV damage. During the day, position your blind slats in the up position. Lock the blinds in place by pulling the cord to the right. Once the blinds reach where you want them, grasp the cord firmly to stop them from going up farther. Then, pull the cord over to the right of the window to lock the blinds in place. Let go of the cord slowly to make sure that the blinds are locked properly.

Strike a balance between the light and privacy by choosing fabric based treatments like the sheers. Sheers provide privacy during the daytime when it is brighter outside than inside, but do not provide privacy at night time.

Wife's contention: if you have blinds on your windows, it is normal to close them when you leave the house. If you have blinds the normal thing to do is to open them during the day and close them at night. Whether or not you happen to be home or not is irrelevant.

In that respect, cordless blinds are amazingly safe and effective to use. They not only provide a clean and uncluttered look which is pleasant to look at but also keeps them safe against children who may destroy them if they catch hold of the cord. Cordless window blinds can be operated fairly easily.

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By closing the blinds, you keep direct sunlight out of your home and reduce unwanted solar heat gain. Closing window blinds can also save energy in the winter. During cold nights, heat is lost through windows. Some blinds also reflect heat back into the room.

The right type of blinds, professionally installed, can trap a layer of air between the fabric and the glass, helping to seal off your windows. By lowering your blinds as soon as dusk falls, you can help to keep this natural heat inside, meaning you use less energy heating up your home at night.

Types of blinds Vertical blinds. Roman blinds. Roller blinds. Venetian blinds. Wooden blinds. Fauxwood blinds. Pleated blinds. Perfect Fit blinds.

How to Fix Blinds So That They Close Tightly Take the blinds carefully from the window. Find the long metal rod located in the top of the blind. Replace the blinds on the window. Purchase a new tilter from the blind company that made your blinds. Take the blind from the window, and lay it on a flat surface. Remove the tilter by popping it out of place.

Honeycomb shades can block heat about as well as a 1/8 inch sheet of insulated foam. Their R-value (or, their ability to insulate against heat flow) ranges between 2 and 5.

Blackout curtains and shades will reduce the amount of heat which is transferred via your windows by as much as 24 percent, keeping the rooms where they're installed cooler in summer and warmer in winter. The thermal curtains even help to muffle exterior noise.