It’s May, and the sunshine – while a little unreliable – is back! Summer seems like it’s just around the corner, but with blazing summer sun comes the summer heat, and that can lead to a lot of fiddling with the blinds.
At Expression Blinds, we’ve got a blinds solution for every problem, so here are five great reasons why our custom-made electric blinds are the answer you’re looking for this summer!
1. Keep Your House Cool and Comfortable
In the winter, our windows are usually the thing that lets heat out of the house, but in the summer, they pose the exact opposite problem: sunny windows let heat and light in, but don’t allow the heat back out, turning every south-facing room into a greenhouse. With well-fitted blinds from Expression Blinds, that’s not a problem, as you can just adjust your blinds to keep the worst of the sun out and keep your rooms cool and comfortable, but there’s just one catch: you’ll need to get up every few minutes to adjust the blinds as the sun moves, and really, it’s much nicer to just stay sat down on the sofa.
Luckily, we’ve got the solution to that, too – electric blinds! We can provide remote-controlled blinds so you can tinker with the settings to your heart’s content and perfectly optimize the amount of sun your room is getting, or we can even install electric blinds with pre-set programmes and programmable settings, so that they adjust themselves on a schedule, taking the effort out completely!
For the best sun-repelling performance, we recommend light-coloured, opaque fabrics that will reflect the sun away during scorching summer days.
2. Prevent Sun-Bleaching
The summer sun doesn’t just raise the temperature in your home – if you’re a sun-cream aficionado you’ll also know that it’s full of high-intensity ultraviolet radiation, which is one of the reasons we get sunburn. This isn’t usually too much of a problem for a home, but on hot days or days with intensely bright sunshine, this UV radiation can bleach photographs and floorboards, and cause damage to wooden furnishings.
Electric blinds are a great defence against this, especially if you have them automated or made into smart blinds, which Expression Blinds are happy to do – automated blinds can be set to open or close at specific times, whether or not you’re there to operate them, and so you can go out and know that the blinds will protect your photos and furniture from the sun at the most important times of day. Expression Blinds have a range of blinds designs and fabrics available, too, so whether you’re looking for something completely opaque or something that will just cut down on the light while still providing plenty of ambient light to filter through, we’ll be able to help. Just give us a message or talk to your fitter for more information!
3. Get Better Sleep And Wake Up More Naturally
The evenings are stretching out, and over the summer, the sun will rise early and won’t go down until late – in June, it’s often as early as 4am and as late as 9pm! This is great news for people who want to stay out late, but bad news for those who want to get some sleep.
Electric blackout blinds from Expression Blinds are an ideal solution – our fitters take careful measurements of your windows before beginning construction so that we can make blinds that perfectly fit into your windows, ensuring no light leaks around the edges. Our fabric range includes blackout fabrics, and with electric blinds, you’ll even be able to programme them to open at whatever time you’d like to get up, creating your own mini-sunrise in the room and helping you wake up more fully and naturally every morning, just as nature intended!
4. Cut Down On Glare From The Sun
Electric blinds give you excellent control over the sun coming through your windows without you needing to get up every few minutes to adjust them, which makes them the perfect answer for watching TV, playing video games or working on a computer at home on a sunny day. Whether you want to use a remote control or sync your smart blinds up to a home assistant like Alexa and control the blinds with voice commands, you’ll be able to adjust them to whatever height you need without getting up.
As we mentioned above, many of the blinds types available from Expression Blinds can also cut down on the light coming in while still allowing some through, and blinds types like wooden blinds and venetian blinds can be adjusted to give you very precise control over the light intake of a room. You can check out our full range of blinds here!
5. Take Full Control Of The Light In Your Home
Electric blinds provide you with a large amount of control on their own, but partnered with a smart control system, they open up a whole world of possibilities. For example, you could have them fitted with light sensors that allow the smart blinds to react to changing light conditions by opening or closing themselves with no further input from you at all!
We mentioned programming times for opening and closing into your blinds above, but you can also use voice controls, smartphone apps or your blinds remote to manage light levels quickly and easily, making them ideal for the often unpredictable and bright sunshine of a UK summer!
What Other Blinds Do Expression Blinds Offer?
Expression Blinds are a blinds fitter and manufacturer based out of Lymm, in Warrington, and all of the blinds we fit are made specially to order, so we’ve got a huge range that we can make for you!
All of our jobs begin with a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our expert fitters, who will be able to tell you all about the options available and what would best suit your needs. They’ll provide you with a quote in writing that day if you decide to go ahead, and we will then use their careful measurements to custom-build your blinds, ensuring a perfect fit.
In addition to Electric Blinds and Smart Blinds, Expression Blinds can offer:
All of the links above lead to full pages where you can learn more about the different sorts of blinds, or you can give us a call on 0161 241 9686 or pop on over to the Contact Us page on this site to send us a message!
Where We’re Based
We’re based in Lymm, in Cheshire, and have been providing blinds of all sorts all over the North West for more than a decade! We can fit blinds and shutters all across Liverpool, Warrington and Manchester (plus Greater Manchester) and Chester, Blackburn, Stockport, Wigan & St Helens. Wherever you’re based, just let us know and we’ll do our best to meet your needs.
Got A Question About Blinds? Contact Expression Blinds Today!
If you’d like to find out more about our selection, or what we do at Expression Blinds, we’d love to speak to you! You can reach our head office on 0161 241 9686 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, or use the Contact Us page on this site to send us a message at any time.
Our team will be happy to answer any questions you might have about any of our blinds types, and can talk you through exactly what to expect during your consultation and fitting process, so you know what’ll be happening at every stage of the process.
Whether you need information on a project, to book a consultation, or just some friendly advice, just get in touch.
We look forward to hearing from you!