Insulating Blinds That Keep Your Home Warm

Insulating Blinds That Keep Your Home Warm

When it comes to insulation, your windows and doors are typically your weakest link. Glass doesn’t do very much to inhibit the transfer of heat or cold. Modern windows are insulated with a heavy gas that sits between two panes. However, they’re still not as effective as a sturdy wall. Therefore, they can use all the help they can get to keep your home warm. The easiest way to help your window insulation is by getting some nice, insulating blinds. Here are Domir’s best insulating blinds options to keep your home warm this winter.

Honeycomb Blinds

Honeycomb blinds are a simple, classic blinds style. But, they come with a hidden talent: they’re good insulation. Because honeycomb blinds are made up of two solid layers of fabric, they prevent temperature from passing easily through. Plus, the way the layers create cells – pockets of air – between them, they do an exceptional job of insulating.

These insulating blinds don’t just keep your home warm, they also look warm. Fabric blinds come with the lovely benefit of a cozy appearance. Instead of the sharp, aluminum slats of standard blinds, they’re soft and inviting. So, if you want your home to feel warm on all fronts, these are a great choice.

Shades with Side Channels

If you’re more interested in practicality than cozy appearances, shades with side channels might be the perfect solution for you. Roller shades are made up of laminated layers, forming one solid piece that rolls up at the top of the window when opened. These are most frequently seen in high school and college classrooms, as well as high rise offices. They’re a practical choice, for more than one reason.

Roller shades are great at insulating due to their thickness. However, they come with an additional super power: they can be paired with side channels. Side channels are attached to the inside of the window frame. The lowered portion of roller shade is slotted between the two channels. This keeps the shade from swinging back and forth, but it also blocks the gaps between the shade and window frame. Blocking these gaps ensures there’s no place for a cold draft to slip through.

Sheer Vertical Blinds

If you’re looking for something more on the elegant side, sheer vertical blinds may be right for you. These blinds are more like curtains than blinds. However, they’re more than just a hung piece of fabric.

Sheer vertical blinds are made up of two layers. The first layer is sheer, allowing you to see out while no one else can see in. This sheer layer screens UV rays and allows in sunlight while maintaining privacy. The second layer is a blackout layer. When both layers are closed, your entire room will be engulfed in darkness.

Sheer vertical blinds are a great choice for those who want to see outside and get sunlight exposure while still having a layer of insulation between the room and the window.

Save Money by Investing in Blinds

Investing in insulating blinds can save you money in the long run. A lot of money is spent on electricity each winter, keeping your home warm. If your home is losing heat through the windows, that’s money slipping out through the glass. Order today at Domir and keep your home’s temperature steadier this winter.

The Best Privacy Blinds for Your Home

The Best Privacy Blinds for Your Home

If you’re like most people, there has come a time in your life when you ventured out to the kitchen in your underwear for a late night snack only to find you forgot to close the blinds earlier. If you’re one of the lucky ones, no one was around to see. However, there are a sorry few of us who had to duck behind the counter to avoid being spotted by an attentive neighbor. Say goodbye to sacrificing your privacy in favor of lighting up your home. You can have it both ways. Here are the best privacy blinds available for your Toronto home.

Blinds with No Gaps

If you’re a stickler for your privacy, you may find yourself bothered by the gaps in your blinds. Maybe it’s not likely that someone is looking through those gaps, but they could. It’s not like it’s unheard of for voyeurs to seek out any opening to peek inside.

Paranoia or not, you can say goodbye to gaps in your blinds by choosing roller shades and roller screens with side channels. These are the epitome of gapless blinds. Roller shades provide a solid, opaque barrier between your home and the outside world. Screens are one-way blinds that allow you to see outside while preventing others from looking in. Both of these options are made of one solid sheet of material. When paired with side channels, there are no gaps left to speak of.

If you’re unfamiliar with side channels, these nifty strips are attached to the insides of your window frame. Each one has a slot in it that the edge of your shade or screen can slide into. Therefore, your screen or shade won’t swing back and forth when adjusted. Furthermore, there are no gaps along the sides of your shades for anyone to peer inside.

Blinds You Can Leave Closed

If you’re a fan of leaving your blinds closed for the increase in privacy, but still want sunlight, we have what you need.

Roller screens, as mentioned above, are made of one solid piece of fabric. These screens will filter UV rays, but allow in a lovely glow of sunlight. Plus, they’re one-way visible, meaning you can see outside even when they’re closed, but no one can see in. 

If you want something a bit more attractive, you can opt for sheer vertical blinds. These are visually similar to curtains, but are much more complex. These dual layer “curtains” offer one layer with the same filtering, one-way capabilities as roller screens, and another that provides complete blackout coverage. While using only the first layer, you can enjoy the sunlight and your privacy.

Order From Domir Blinds

Is there any particular reason why you should order from Domir Blinds? The answer is a resounding yes! Domir Blinds is the manufacturer, so ordering from us cuts out the overhead costs of the middlemen. Buying from a department store, hardware store, or outlet store means paying more so that that store can turn a profit. Domir offers the highest quality blinds for the lowest price available. If you have questions about how to order, just give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.

Motorized Blinds for Offices in Toronto

Motorized Blinds for Offices in Toronto

Blinds are a great necessity in any office. Whether you need them to prevent glare on computer screens, to darken a room for a presentation, or to block out the setting sun that’s threatening to blind your board of directors, they’re always there. The question is, are they easy to use? Domir Blinds is here to enlighten you about motorized blinds. Here’s why these are the best choice of blinds for offices.

Control Blinds on High Windows

The first, and possibly the most exciting, use for motorized blinds is covering high windows. Have you ever entered an office space or other building, saw blinds on a window 15 feet up, and wondered how on Earth they’re even used? They might just have been motorized!

Because motorized blinds are controlled from an app on your smart device, blinds completely out of reach can be opened and closed right from your seat.

This is especially useful for high windows that shouldn’t be covered at all times. In many instances, a high window may be the primary light source for a large foyer or other entry room. Covering it permanently would deprive the room of the glory it is to behold when filled with morning sun. However, if that same window acts as a magnifying glass when the sun begins to set, blinding all of its occupants, blinds become a necessity. This is where a timer comes in handy.

Blinds on a Timer

When you install motorized blinds, you can put them on a timer. If you need your blinds to open or close at the same time every day, your motorized blinds timer will manage them for you. No more making the rounds in a huge building to open and close the blinds twice a day. It’s already done!

Easier Control of Many Blinds

In fact, controlling many blinds at once is another of the benefits of motorized blinds. While opening and closing the blinds on one window twice a day is trouble enough, a huge office with a wall of windows is another story entirely. It’s no small task managing ten different blinds for offices. This is especially true if the task is time sensitive enough that someone’s going to be unable to see their computer if you’re late to adjusting the blinds. You can leave employees to adjust the blinds themselves, but then you risk letting the poor blinds choice interrupt their workflow.

Choosing the Right Blinds

That brings us to our next point: make sure you choose the right blinds. There’s more to effective blinds than just opening and closing them at the right times; You also need a style that fits the environment. If direct sunlight is constantly causing problems for computer-users in your office, you might need to switch to something that filters light, like a window screen or honeycomb blinds. These will allow indirect sunlight in without causing glare.

Motorize Any Blinds

Not sure you can motorize the type of blinds you want? You’re probably wrong! Give us a call and ask us if you’re not sure. However, virtually any type of blind or screen can be motorized with a mechanism added behind the fascia. Contact us today if you have questions or would like to start your order.

Honeycomb Blinds for Businesses in Toronto

Honeycomb Blinds for Businesses in Toronto

People generally underestimate how important blinds are, both aesthetically and functionally. An interior is completely altered with the addition of blinds – for better or for worse. So, in a professional setting, like an office or a store, poor quality blinds just won’t stand. Here’s why honeycomb blinds from Domir Blinds are great for businesses.

Professional Appearance

To start, a professional place of business should look professional. When no thought or investment is put into the environment a business operates in, it makes the business appear to be poorer quality. Therefore, it’s worth considering how your blinds might affect your business appearance. Poor quality blinds, like the standard, aluminum-slatted ones, will give a negative impression of your business.

Honeycomb blinds are the perfect solution for a professional interior that doesn’t cost a small fortune to design. These blinds are much more elegant than their aluminum-slatted counterparts. Plus, even if the material they’re made of isn’t high-end, it still looks higher quality than aluminum. These blinds also act as a great accent for your interior design.

Simple Design

The design of honeycomb blinds is simple and attractive. These blinds know what they’re about. They offer straightforward light control for rooms without blackout needs. Additionally, they’re easy to control and can be easily opened or closed by employees or guests in a waiting room.

The best part about the simple design of honeycomb blinds is that they don’t distract from the rest of the interior. Instead, they offer a simple, solid backdrop to other, more important features. Whether that’s a beautiful bouquet of flowers, a potted plant, or simply a row of comfortable chairs makes no difference.

Light Filtering

Furthermore, honeycomb blinds offer light filtering, which is great for businesses. Slatted type blinds make you choose between no light exposure, or direct light exposure to varying degrees. However, direct light exposure is harsh and means potential damage from UV. UV can negatively impact people, plants, animals, and even bleach the color from fabrics. The light filtering provided by a set of closed, honeycomb blinds means gentle lighting for the duration of business hours without having to fuss with cords and adjusting rods.

Affordable Honeycomb Blinds for Businesses

What’s more important than appearances and functionality? Well, if you’re a small business or buying in bulk, the cost factors in pretty heavily. Fortunately, Domir offers blinds for businesses at a great price. Because we’re the manufacturer, you get a better price. That’s because you don’t have to pay the overhead costs of a middleman if you cut them out altogether! There’s no better deal than that.

If you’re not sold on honeycomb blinds, check out our other great blinds for professional settings. Then, give us a call and we’ll help you put in an order.

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