Why Summer is the Perfect Time to Install Blinds January 10, 2020 New Zealand summers are great! The season brings in abundant amounts of natural light that beautifully lighten your home, so you rarely have to rely on artificial light. However, along with sunshine comes the sweltering heat that can be brutal to your home furnishings. Moreover, sunlight has UV rays that have an array of harmful effects on your health. Fortunately, one way to protect your home and your family from excess heat and UV is by installing window blinds. Plus, they’re a great solution for keeping your home cool and lowering energy bills. Read on to discover more reasons why summer is the ideal time to install blinds! Beat the heat! During December to February, us Kiwis experience longer days and higher temperatures, and there’s no denying the heat summer brings can reach uncomfortable levels. Though we really can’t control the rise of temperature the season brings in, we can control how much heat we want to enter our homes. Luckily, blinds have the great ability to keep the heat out, and keep the cool in. Sunscreen roller blinds, in particular, are highly reflective. They significantly reduce heat gain as their fabrics are designed to block and deflect sunlight, reducing UV and heat by up to 97% while allowing “soft light” into your space. Maximise light – without the glare! Sure, there’s no competing against the amount of natural light the summertime can provide. Who doesn’t love natural light? However, sometimes we want to control the amount of light that enters our space. Roller blinds in particular are great for this purpose, as they are very versatile. More than just reducing heat, they’re great for controlling the amount of light that enters your home or office. Additionally, roller blinds can be made to partially or fully reduce natural light in spaces, allowing light to enter the room without causing too much glare. Energy bills? Not a problem Venetian blinds are ideal for enjoying the summer weather as they allow air to flow freely into your homes. This means you can keep your space cool even without turning on the AC! You save money straight away since you’ll rely less on interior cooling. Enjoy better privacy While it’s great to see your family barbecuing in the backyard, it can be pretty easy for your neighbours to invade your privacy. There are plenty of blind styles that offer this benefit, including venetian blinds and roller blinds. If your homes have high or sloping windows, vertical blinds are also a great option. Vertical blinds can be adjusted to complete a 180-degree rotation, so you can adjust the blades to protect your privacy and regulate light levels at the same time. Summer-themed blinds, anyone? Blinds can be a great way to level up your interior during summer. As they are highly customisable, you can choose your blinds’ design and fabric depending on your preference and how much light you want to block out. There are roller blinds, which can be used for both day and night, thermal blinds that increase your space’s thermal efficiency, and blackout blinds for night-time privacy. You can even create a unique summer-themed look with custom printed roller blinds. Enjoy the best of summer with NZ Blinds Spending summer indoors doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. You can easily manage gruelling heat by investing in blinds that provide a host of benefits for your home and your business. It’s a good thing getting your windows ready for the summer has never been easier! The team here at NZ Blinds is committed to providing you with quality, affordable blinds suitable for your homes even during warmer weathers. Call us and order your high-quality blinds online today!