Reduce Heat This Summer with Insulating Blinds

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Reduce Heat This Summer with Insulating Blinds

Tired of the summer heat always driving your electric bill through the roof? Or, if you don’t have an air conditioner, you’re probably pretty overheated in your home. You might be surprised, but Domir Blinds can help with that. That’s because insulating blinds help reduce heat in the home. Let’s see how some new blinds might be able to help you save money and live more comfortably in the summertime.

How Does Insulation Work?

You might not have known that blinds can insulate. A lot of people don’t. The fact is, blinds can be very effective insulators. What is it that makes them insulate though?

It really comes down to what insulation is and how temperature changes. Heat is caused when atoms are moving very quickly. Cold is caused when atoms are moving very slowly. When hot and cold come into contact with each other, the hot and cold atoms collide. This collision leads to fast atoms bumping into slow atoms. The fast ones push the slow ones into a higher speed and the slow ones force the fast ones to slow down a bit. 

As time passes, the speed of the atoms’ vibration will find a middle ground. That is, unless the source of the heat is the entire outdoors. In that case, your home is likely to get very hot and make no noticeable difference to the rest of the world.

Insulation is any kind of middle ground between two contrasting temperatures. This will keep fast and slow atoms from interacting with each other and changing the temperature. 

Insulating Blinds

So, now that we’ve got the basics of insulation down, you might wonder how blinds do this. The truth is, it gets kind of complicated. Certain surfaces, like glass, transfer temperature very easily. That makes windows a huge temperature leaking point in our homes.

Covering a window with something solid that won’t transfer temperature as easily can mitigate the temperature leakage of the window. That makes fabric blinds and blinds with multiple layers of fabric great insulators. Fast atoms are forced to slow down if they want to move through something like fabric. The more times they have to move through a layer, the less intense their speed.

Choosing Your Blinds

So, which blinds are made up of insulating layers like this?

  • The Ninet is one of Domir’s original designs. These blinds are made up of two fabric layers with standard, slatted blinds between them. This allows you to control how much light enters your home while maintaining 100% privacy in all cases.
  • Honeycomb blinds allow less light control, but do a great job at insulating. These are made to be opened up or put down. When down, they provide two layers of insulating fabric.
  • Blackout roller shades are another great option. Because these are made with such a thick layer for blocking out sunlight, they can actually do a pretty good job insulating. Though, they are the inferior insulating choice when compared with the previous two options. These roller shades can be combines with side channels to prevent as much temperature leakage as possible while also blocking out sunlight.

Shop Domir

Regardless of which blinds are right for you, you can get them right here in Toronto from Domir. Because we’re the manufacturer, you can even cut out middleman price gauges. Get the best price you can from us. Give us a call if you have questions or would like help with your order.

Cover Hotel Windows with Sheer Vertical Blinds

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Cover Hotel Windows with Sheer Vertical Blinds

Want your hotel to look extravagant without spending money on things it doesn’t need? Here’s an update for your hotel that’s cost effective, functional, and improves its overall appearance. It’s time to add sheer vertical blinds to your hotel windows. Why? Let’s take a look.

Beautiful Additions

The first great thing that sheer vertical blinds have to offer is their huge boost in room appearance. A hotel room with sheer vertical blinds is going to look elegant. These long, flowing blinds have a similar appearance to curtains. However, they’re more effective as blinds and their dual layers provide an additional layer of charm.

Effective as Blinds

Sheer vertical blinds, as you might guess, are functional as blinds. That makes them a great investment for a hotel. They don’t just look good, they work well too.

These blinds, being like curtains, can be used to cover standard windows, floor-to-ceiling windows, or even sliding glass doors. That makes them very versatile and allows them to work in just about any kind of hotel room.

Plus, while sheer vertical blinds look similar to curtains, they actually do more. These blinds have two layers of fabric. The first is sheer, allowing filtered sunlight into the room. This sheer layer also allows guests to look outside without others being able to look in. They’ll appreciate the additional privacy.

The second layer is thicker and made to block out more light as well as block the view. This layer is shut for maximum privacy and light blockage. Plus, our sheer vertical blinds can be made with different materials. If you want your hotel rooms to have complete light blockage when the second layer is closed, order them with blackout fabric. The option is always there.

Affordable

One of the most compelling reasons why you should invest in these functional and beautiful blinds is that they’re affordable. You can make more money with them as well.

The fact is, a hotel room’s appearance is a large part of what determines the price for staying in it. Plus, hotel windows are the first glimpse of a hotel room from the outside. If your hotel rooms use tacky, metal, slatted blinds, you’re not getting as much per room as you could be. Just by adding sheer vertical blinds, you are improving the entire aesthetic of the room. This improvement, depending on how drastic it is, could allow you to add anywhere from $5-$20 to the room’s nightly rental price. This adds up fast!

Shop Domir

While these are all compelling reasons to buy sheer vertical blinds for your hotel windows, you shouldn’t get them from just anywhere. While other companies may provide similar options, Domir is the manufacturer, which makes us the better choice. Why? Because when you buy from the manufacturer, you don’t have to deal with the higher prices from middlemen.

When a department store orders stock, they order it from us and then raise the price to cover labor for their employees. When you order Domir, you get the same products for a lower price. Plus, if you’re buying for a hotel, you can save big when buying from us. That’s because you can save up to 50% off on orders over $500. Give us a call if you have questions or need help placing your order. We look forward to hearing from you!

How to Avoid Sun-Bleaching with Quality Blinds

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How to Avoid Sun-Bleaching with Quality Blinds

Most people have had the misfortune of dealing with sun-bleaching at one point or another. Perhaps you left some clothes on a surface near a window for a little while. Or, maybe the bed in your guest room gets sun on it in the mornings and you noticed streaks of sun damage after a while of disuse. No matter what unfortunate piece of fabric has been sun-bleached in your home, Domir Blinds is here to help. Here’s how to avoid sun-bleaching in your home with quality blinds!

What is Sun-Bleaching?

You might not have thought about sun-bleaching on a deeper level before – most people haven’t. But, when it comes down to it, what is it that’s really causing sun-bleaching? As it turns out, like most other damage that the sun causes, the source for sun-bleaching is UV rays.

When UV rays hit a piece of fabric, they actually have a small chemical reaction with the dyes of the fabric. Over time, the dyes break down, causing the fabric to lighten in color. This is why, even if the whole room is illuminated, you’ll only get streaks of sun-bleaching where the sunlight was hitting directly.

Block Out the Sun

The most obvious solution to this kind of damage is blocking out the sun. After all, if you don’t have any sunlight in a room, you can’t get sun damage. For the more utilitarian homes, roller blackout shades might be the perfect solution. However, these aren’t the most attractive choice. 

For those of us who prefer our home to have some decorum, a more attractive, blackout blind is a better choice. For this, we highly recommend Magic Lite. The Magic Lite is made to be versatile. It can offer full exposure or complete blackout, depending on your needs. Its overlapping slats can give you whatever kind of exposure you need – even if that’s none at all.

Block Out the UV

If we’re being honest, most of us don’t prefer the room to be completely devoid of sunlight. The question then becomes how to avoid sun-bleaching without blocking out the sun. The answer is simple: block out just the UV.

Blocking out UV while letting in the sunshine is easier than you might expect. You simply need to filter the light. That’s right – you can filter the light. While light may seem like nothing to us, it’s a lot more than nothing if you look closely. Of course, seeing the UV particles isn’t necessary to get rid of them. It’s as easy as installing blinds that filter light.

A great example of quality blinds that filter out UV is The Ninet. This simplistic and gorgeous blinds design is a combination of traditional, slatted blinds and a sheer covering. The slatted blinds, placed between two sheer layers, are there for light control. The sheer layers provide privacy and filter out UV rays. This allows a room to be filled with sunlight without risking damage to fabrics within.

Order Domir

If you’re in the market for quality new blinds in Toronto, your best bet is ordering from Domir Blinds. Because we’re the manufacturer, we offer a better price and better deals than distributors. Give us a call if you have questions about our products or would like help placing an order. We look forward to assisting you!

Managing Your Office Interior with Motorized Blinds

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The Accessibility and Convenience of Motorized Blinds

Running an office can be a lot on your plate. From managing staff to ensuring the cleanliness of the space, there’s a lot to remember. Just one of many things to do when managing your office is closing and opening time. Fortunately, closing and opening is made one step easier when implementing motorized blinds. Why do blinds matter? Domir Blinds of Toronto is here to tell you why.

Blinds are Security

While blinds have a lot of function in light control and the like, they also have a frequently overlooked benefit. Blinds function as a cheap method of security. While they won’t prevent brute force from breaking a window, they can deter a break-in altogether. That’s because people don’t tend to break into a space if they can’t see inside. There are too many risk factors. For one thing, there could be an employee still inside the building. There’s no faster way to end up arrested than breaking into an occupied space.

Because blinds are great after-hours security (in combination with leaving the light on), they should be closed each night. However, sitting with the blinds closed all day isn’t exactly nice. Instead of wasting your time and energy making the rounds every single morning and night to open and close the office blinds, motorize them! Managing your office just got a whole lot easier. Each night when you close and each morning when you open, you can adjust the blinds with just the tap of a smartphone screen. 

Out of Reach

Security measures aren’t the only thing that can benefit from motorized blinds. There are also, frequently, windows that are out of reach in an office space. While home blinds are usually easy to reach for opening and closing, an office space is often much larger. A higher ceiling can mean windows above windows. These higher windows and their blinds can only be reached manually by using a ladder. The same thing goes for skylights.

High windows and skylights may not need to be closed for security. However, if they’re casting unwanted sunlight onto computer screens, they’re going to be a huge problem. Offices, no matter the type, usually mean some number of computers. If your employees are fighting just to see their screen past the midday sunshine, they’re not going to be very productive. With motorized blinds, you can easily adjust out of reach window blinds with the tap of a button. This ease of access can make adjusting the blinds even multiple times per shift an easy task.

Shop Domir

Regardless of why you want to motorize your office blinds, Domir Blinds is here for you. The best part about ordering from us? We’re a manufacturer – not a distributor. Instead of paying higher prices so a distributor can make a profit, order from us and you’ll save big. Plus, for orders over $500, you can save up to 50%. For a large office space, that’s a fantastic deal! Give us a call if you have questions about our products or how to make your order. We look forward to hearing from you,

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