Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


CrashAndBurn

472 posts

Ultimate Geek


#278438 15-Oct-2020 17:54
Send private message quote this post

Moved to a new place and the window currently has vertical blinds and the light from outside still comes in. I am thinking of adding either a roller or roman blind in front of it. Any pros and cons? Which one is better?


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
Jase2985
10019 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2586009 15-Oct-2020 18:24
Send private message quote this post

roller normally fits inside the frame and will have a gap around it, roman will be over the frame so will block out more light


hsvhel
620 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2586028 15-Oct-2020 19:22
Send private message quote this post

we recently changed to rollers.  Dual rollers per window frame, blackout against the window, sun shade in front of that.

 

Whilst it made a massive difference, you still get light seeping around the edges of the blackout...….huge improvement, but it's there.


 
 
 
 


mattwnz
16868 posts

Uber Geek


  #2586029 15-Oct-2020 19:34
Send private message quote this post

You can get a blackout roller blind with side channels that will block out almost all light

scuwp
3343 posts

Uber Geek


  #2586031 15-Oct-2020 19:44
Send private message quote this post

Roman will fit on the front of the frame so you can keep the verticals and have best of both worlds. We have Romans and venetians and it works well.




Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, then always be the Batman



CrashAndBurn

472 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2586037 15-Oct-2020 20:09
Send private message quote this post

mattwnz: You can get a blackout roller blind with side channels that will block out almost all light

 

Do you have a link for this as I have been googling and could not find one.


timmmay
16549 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #2586044 15-Oct-2020 20:39
Send private message quote this post

The rollers with side channels are pretty ugly and are unlikely to get wifely approval. I don't like light coming in, we have romans arriving soon to replace standard old curtains. I can't judge the product yet, but the service from https://www.romanblindsdirect.co.nz/ has been fantastic.


mattwnz
16868 posts

Uber Geek


  #2586046 15-Oct-2020 20:46
Send private message quote this post

CrashAndBurn:

mattwnz: You can get a blackout roller blind with side channels that will block out almost all light


Do you have a link for this as I have been googling and could not find one.



Russell's curtains do them.

 
 
 
 


mattwnz
16868 posts

Uber Geek


  #2586047 15-Oct-2020 20:50
Send private message quote this post

timmmay:

The rollers with side channels are pretty ugly and are unlikely to get wifely approval. I don't like light coming in, we have romans arriving soon to replace standard old curtains. I can't judge the product yet, but the service from https://www.romanblindsdirect.co.nz/ has been fantastic.



These ones look really good and modern. They are a new design. But would depend on the house design.

We used to have roman blinds and I like the look of them, but they are essentially disposable.

The big thing the people are putting in at the moment are louvred shutters

timmmay
16549 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #2586058 15-Oct-2020 21:24
Send private message quote this post

mattwnz:

These ones look really good and modern. They are a new design. But would depend on the house design.

We used to have roman blinds and I like the look of them, but they are essentially disposable.

The big thing the people are putting in at the moment are louvred shutters

 

I hope roman blinds aren't disposable, custom made ones are pretty expensive!

 

Louvred shutters could be really handy for our kitchen windows. So much sun comes in the whole room can get up near 40 degrees in summer if no windows are open. 


JaseNZ
1956 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2586073 15-Oct-2020 22:10
Send private message quote this post

mattwnz: You can get a blackout roller blind with side channels that will block out almost all light

 

I had one of these fitted when I used to work night shift and needed dark for sleeping.

 

They came around and measured up and it was custom made and fitted. Worked 100% with zero light coming in.

 

Have not worked nightshift for years but still use it when I want a nanna nap in the arvo's lol.





Ding Ding Ding Ding Ding : Ice cream man , Ice cream man


mattwnz
16868 posts

Uber Geek


  #2586079 15-Oct-2020 22:36
Send private message quote this post

timmmay:

mattwnz:

These ones look really good and modern. They are a new design. But would depend on the house design.

We used to have roman blinds and I like the look of them, but they are essentially disposable.

The big thing the people are putting in at the moment are louvred shutters


I hope roman blinds aren't disposable, custom made ones are pretty expensive!


Louvred shutters could be really handy for our kitchen windows. So much sun comes in the whole room can get up near 40 degrees in summer if no windows are open. 



So did we but they are impossible to wash the fabric due to the way they are made. But they do look very nice. With rollers you can wipe them down or potentially replaced on the roller

neb

neb
3050 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2586085 15-Oct-2020 22:56
Send private message quote this post

I like honeycomb blinds, perfect for dealing with glare while still letting light in combined with great thermal insulation properties.

mattwnz
16868 posts

Uber Geek


  #2586092 15-Oct-2020 23:28
Send private message quote this post

neb: I like honeycomb blinds, perfect for dealing with glare while still letting light in combined with great thermal insulation properties.

 

 

 

I was wondering about the advertised thermal properties on these, because the ends of the blind are open. I wonder if a double roller blind (sunshade and blackout blind) would provide a similar amount of thermal insulation, as there would also be a still air layer created between the blinds?


neb

neb
3050 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2586093 15-Oct-2020 23:31
Send private message quote this post

mattwnz:

I was wondering about the advertised thermal properties on these, because the ends of the blind are openare open. I wonder if a double roller blind (sunshade and blackout blind) would provide a similar amount of thermal insulation, as there would also be a still air layer created between the blinds?

 

 

I doubt it's as good as honeycomb, the advantage of those is that you have lots of small contained pockets of air rather than a single chimney funnelling cold air up from below. In other words the magic is that there's very little facility for convection cooling to occur.

CrashAndBurn

472 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2586122 16-Oct-2020 06:35
Send private message quote this post

I wonder if there is a honey comb with side channels now to get best of both worlds e.g. blackout and insulation as the windows are single and not double-glazed.


 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic





News »

Vodafone enables 5G roaming - for when international travel comes
Posted 30-Oct-2020 15:03


Spark awards funding to Kiwi businesses in 5G funding initiative
Posted 30-Oct-2020 14:58


Huawei launches IdeaHub Pro in New Zealand
Posted 27-Oct-2020 16:41


Southland-based IT specialist providing virtual services worldwide
Posted 27-Oct-2020 15:55


NASA discovers water on sunlit surface of Moon
Posted 27-Oct-2020 08:30


Huawei introduces new features to Petal Search, Maps and Docs
Posted 26-Oct-2020 18:05


Nokia selected by NASA to build first ever cellular network on the Moon
Posted 21-Oct-2020 08:34


Nanoleaf enhances lighting line with launch of Triangles and Mini Triangles
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:18


Synology unveils DS16211+
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:12


Ingram Micro introduces FootfallCam to New Zealand channel
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:06


Dropbox adopts Virtual First working policy
Posted 17-Oct-2020 19:47


OPPO announces Reno4 Series 5G line-up in NZ
Posted 16-Oct-2020 08:52


Microsoft Highway to a Hundred expands to Asia Pacific
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:34


Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:29


AMD Launches AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors
Posted 9-Oct-2020 10:13









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.