Choosing blinds for any location can be a tricky feat. However, somewhere specialized is even harder. That’s because specialized locations have their very own needs and requirements. The perfect environment for one thing may be detrimental to another. So, if you’re trying to determine the best choice for library blinds, Domir has your back. What exactly is it that a library needs in blinds? Let’s take a look.
Keep Out Direct Sunlight
The first thing one must consider when choosing blinds for a library is that libraries are home to countless books. Books can begin to degrade under less than ideal circumstances. This is even more important to keep in mind if the library you’re buying for has old or historic documents or tomes.
One thing that can quickly break down paper and old parchment is direct sunlight. The same ultraviolet light that causes fading and sunburns can also destroy paper over time. That’s why it’s best to keep direct sunlight out of libraries altogether.
Enough Light for Reading
The thing is, libraries are filled with reading and searching for books. To do both of those things, you need to be able to see. Therefore, you’ll need enough light to see by. Overhead lights can leave much to be desired. Their dull, yellow glow can be quite depressing and hard to see under. So, what’s the next best thing from direct sunlight? Easy – indirect sunlight.
Perfect Library Blinds
Just because you want to protect your books from ultraviolet light doesn’t mean you need to shut off windows entirely. There are plenty of blinds that will block out UV rays while still letting in tons of light. Those are the ideal library blinds. So, what kind of blinds do we recommend, keeping that in mind?
Roller screens are a fantastic choice for library blinds. They have UV protection but let in plenty of light, allowing you to read comfortably. Roller screens come with another bonus. They’re one-way and allow for privacy within the library. That makes them great for library offices in addition to the main windows. You can enjoy your reading without worrying about passersby looking in on you while still enjoying the view from inside the library.
Larger libraries may also have skylights that let in lots of sunlight. If you have a skylight in your library that risks damaging books with direct sunlight, we recommend installing skylight blinds. Skylight blinds are usually comprised of a screen of some kind, much like roller screens. They’re held in place using side channels and can be opened or closed via a motor. If you have a smart device, you can download the app used for controlling motorized blinds. This makes motorized blinds easy to get started with, allowing you to have maximum control of the light in your library.
If you have any questions or would like to make an order, give us a call at Domir Blinds. Don’t forget: we’re the manufacturer which means you can order cheaper from us than any other distributor in Toronto. Plus, you can get up to 50% off on large orders. That’s a fantastic deal for an order of library blinds. We look forward to hearing from you!