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5 Questions you need to ask a Blinds expert before Installation

Our customers have had a lot of questions recently, so over the next few weeks we’ve put together the answers you have been looking for when it comes to your window covering decisions. Whether you have a JHS Install or not, it’s great to know:

Question 3: Are Motorised Blinds worth the cost?

Welcome to the world of Automation and Technology. Why is it we always question the cost of something that in the long run will make our life a whole lot easier?

Did you know that the cost of operating a single motorised blind is less than $1 per year? Crazy huh?! So, let the Blinds do the thinking for you and come home to the perfect temperature. JHS Blinds and Screens recommend and use SOMFY Motors, due to their reliability and noise reduced products.

When thinking of Motorised Blinds for your home there are several factors to consider:

Control Options – A big benefit with automated window coverings are the control options. You can control via the remote or even with the app on your smartphone. Better yet, your whole week can be programmed by a schedule. Just make sure when choosing your preferred installer, that they programme the schedule on your remote and leave you the right trouble shoot information for later use.

Noise – This is probably something you wouldn’t even think about. Motor noise. Don’t purchase something only to find it wasn’t what you were looking for. Ask your preferred installer about the level of noise from the motor. Once again, JHS uses SOMFY Motors for one of those reasons. Somfy’s range of Sonesse motors have been designed for silence and simplicity.

Price – Everybody knows the cost of Motorised Blinds is more than the cost of manual Blinds, but, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that choosing Motorised Blinds are a great investment! In addition to the security and comfort these blinds bring, they can also add value to your home.

Warranty – JHS Blinds & Screens value the meaning of warranty. It helps with our installation process because it gives our customers peace of mind. All of SOMFY’s motors and remotes come with a 5 Year Warranty. Feel free to contact us today to discuss further.

Company – Finally, you’ve got to this point. The Blinds are perfect, the price is affordable and the noisy issue has been checked off your list. Next, think about the Company. Have they been in the game for long? Are they reputable? Genuine and sincere? Just like you thought ahead about the investment these Blinds bring to your home, you need to think about any future issues that may arise. Will they be around to help you?

If you are interested in Motorised Blinds and want to know if they’re for you, then give JHS Blinds & Screens a call today and book your Free Consultation.

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5 Questions you need to ask a Blinds expert before Installation

Our customers have had a lot of questions recently, so over the next 5 weeks we’ve put together the answers you have been looking for when it comes to your window covering decisions. Whether you have a JHS Install or not, it’s great to know:

Question 2: Which type of Blinds are suitable for oversized Windows?

The importance of a large window and the impact it has on a home is quite high. The larger the window, the more natural light enters the room. In addition to natural light, these windows also create invasion of privacy from outside, which isn’t always a great feature.

We can only recommend which types of Blinds are great and not-so great, but the end decision is always up to you

Roller Blinds – Sunscreen and/or Blockout.

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i) Sunscreen blinds are made with one piece of fabric that is stitched carefully to reveal tiny gaps. This feature allows light to filter through the room and protects privacy allowing them to still serve their purpose.

ii)Blockout blinds, on the other hand, cut out 99% of light entering the room when the blind has been rolled down. This style is perfect for rooms that need to be kept dark at times, such as nurseries, Theatre rooms and other highly occupied rooms.

Vertical Blinds

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If you’re having trouble researching which blind you would like for a certain window then the best piece of advice would be to go and look outside first. Having a visual effect on the outside of your home can make the decision easier. Are you gazing at a beautiful Alfresco area? Or maybe you are overlooking your neighbours backyard and think you need more privacy than expected. Vertical Blinds can serve a purpose of filtering the view or managing the privacy. Not only does it come down to personal preference, but it also depends on the window itself. You need to find a window covering solution especially when window locks or handles are involved. In some cases there may only be limited options depending on the mechanics of your window.

Timberstyle Venetian Blinds

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As we mentioned before, looking at your large windows from the outside of the home can help determine which Blind you would like. Be mindful of the materials that accompany that choice of blind. Timberstyle Venetian Blinds for example – They look great, even seem close enough to a Plantation Shutter look, but as experts in blinds, JHS Blinds & Screens do not recommend these types of Blinds for overly large windows due to the heaviness it gives when you lift them up and down. Venetians should only be raised when cleaning your windows. Raising and lowering on a regular basis can actually minimise the longer term reliability of the Blind.

Another important question answered by JHS. Check back with us next week for more questions and helpful tips.

Need extra help? Contact JHS Blinds & Screens today on 0451 000 547

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