If you want to install roller blinds in one or more windows in your home, then you want a product that will look good without needing too much maintenance. While blinds with blades and louvres may seem easier to keep clean than a roller panel, this isn't necessarily the case.
If you choose a roller blind carefully, then you can get a low-maintenance option. Which features help you keep these blinds clean without too much work?
1. Easy-Clean Fabrics
Some roller blind fabrics are easier to clean than others. You don't want to have to have your blinds professionally cleaned all the time, so look for fabrics that you can easily care for yourself.
For example, if you can run your vacuum over a blind, then you can get rid of surface dirt. If you can wipe the fabric down safely with soapy water, then you can spruce the blind up when it starts to look a bit grubby.
2. Dust Repellent Coatings
Occasionally, some roller blinds can attract dust. After you've used the blinds for a while, you might see dust on parts of the fabric. If the blind is in a damp room, like a bathroom, then this dust can stick to the fabric, making it slightly harder to remove.
It's a better idea to look for roller blinds that have an anti-static coating. This coating repels dust rather than allowing it to collect on the blind fabric. This minimises any dust build-up you'll get on a blind. It stays easier to clean and looks better for longer.
3. Anti-Mould Coatings
If a roller blind sits in a humid environment like a bathroom or kitchen, then it is more likely to develop mould problems. Once mould latches on to this kind of fabric, it can be hard to completely remove.
Even if you clean it off, you may still see its residue on the blind. You may not be able to use really effective mould cleaners as they might damage the fabric itself. Luckily, not all roller blinds have this problem; many of them come with mould protection.
If you buy a roller blind with an anti-mould coating, then the fabric has extra protection. Mould spores shouldn't be able to latch on to the fabric so you won't have the headache of having to clean it off.
To find out more about low-maintenance roller blinds, contact blinds and curtains suppliers. They can help you choose the right fabrics and coatings to reduce your cleaning workload.