Day & Night Blind FAQ’s discussed by Select Blinds
Day and Night blinds are a modern, stylish and multifunctioning blind choice for all rooms in your home or business and there are many styles, colours and shades to choose from. Find out everything you need to know about Day & Night Blind FAQ’s.
What is a Day & Night Blind?
A Day and Night blind is a contemporary and modern looking blind which is based on a combination of a roller and Venetian blind system and mechanism. They are also sometimes referred to as Vision, Twist or Duo Blinds. They are made from two layers of fabric that overlay each other. Each layer of fabric has parallel horizontal pieces of fabric combining translucent and opaque horizontal stripes. The operating system allows you to have a solid opaque view of fabric which offers complete privacy or the translucent and opaque horizontal stripes can be alternated so you have partial privacy. When a day and night blind is open it looks much like a Venetian blind when its slats are in the open position. When it’s closed it looks more like a solid roller blind. Day & Night blinds are operated by a pulley cord system at the side and the two layers roll up and down, much like two roller blinds working together. A day and night blind is a contemporary window covering which has a true visual impact in any room.
What are the benefits of Day & Night Blinds?
- A Day & Night blind can be made to fit wide or narrow width windows
- They can be made to fit any depth of window or door
- They can come in many different colours and shades to suit your decor both natural and vivid colours
- They look contemporary, modern and minimal
- They will make a smaller room look bigger due to the minimal amount of material used and the way they are fitted compared to curtains
- They are easily maintained and just need to be dusted and occasionally wiped with a damp cloth
- They are great for any room; bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms, playrooms, conservatories, kitchens, toilets, bathrooms, hallways, landings, door windows and doors
- They offer partial or full privacy in overlooked rooms
- They can be fully opened to allow the whole view of a window or door
- They are extremely lightweight
- They will partially shade a room and remove the glare of the sun without blocking out all of the natural light
- They easily filter the amount of light entering a room without completely blocking out the daylight, creating a bright and airy ambience but still maintaining your privacy
- They are easy to open and shut with the pulley cord system
- They can be half-open allowing the bottom view from a window or door
- The opening and closing pulley system can be fitted to either side of the blind
- The opening and closing mechanisms are child and pet safe
How practical are Day & Night Blinds?
A Day & Night blind is a practical blind which gives you varying options including; full privacy, partial privacy or the blind being fully open to see the whole view from your window or door. They are modern and contemporary, lightweight and easy to open and close with the pulley mechanism. If you have lots of windows in a room then curtains can sometimes be overpowering and take over, however, Day & Night blinds are modern and minimal and will make your room feel open and spacious.
Day & night blinds will cost you less than curtains and if your windows are standard sizes then they can be brought and fitted at a really competitive price from a professional blind company, with lots of colours and shades to choose from.
How do Day & Night Blinds work?
A Day and Night blind can be fitted either inside or outside of a window recess and are easily opened using a safe pulley mechanism which can be fitted to either side of the blind. The pulley mechanism will alternate the translucent and opaque horizontal stripes to give you full or partial privacy or shade, or they can be fully opened so you can see your whole view from your window allowing all the natural light to enter. In summary, the front layer of fabric moves independently of the back allowing the stripes to glide between each other giving an open and closed effect. They are really easy to operate and you don’t need to have any strength in your hands or arms to open or close them so are a great window covering alternative for anyone who struggles with heavy curtains or heavier blinds.
How do they open and close?
A Day & Night blind opens and closes with a pulley mechanism and when they are made to measure they can be made to fit either side of the blind to suit the layout of your room and save you climbing over furniture to get to it. Using alternating transparent and coloured stripes, a Day & Night blind allows you to adjust the amount of light entering a room by extending or retracting the blind itself. The dual-layered material slides over itself, alternately covering and uncovering the transparent sections as it moves up and down, allowing you to keep light levels as you need them with no effort whatsoever.
What material do Day & Night Blinds come in?
Day and Night blinds come in many different colours, tones, fabric types and fabric thickness and it depends on the look you want to achieve, and how much light you want to prevent coming in as to how thick the fabric is that you have them made from.
What colours can do they come in?
Day & Night blinds come in a multitude of colours and shades, they can be bright vivid colours, warm shades and tones, neutral shades or cool greys or whites to suit your decor.
What size can a Day & Night Blind be?
A good and professional blind company will be able to advise you on the maximum width that would be safe to have for a Day & Night blind. If you have a really wide opening and as an example, you want Day & Night Blinds for a patio or bi-fold door then they may advise you to have two blinds fitted side by side.
Can a Day & Night Blinds be cut to size?
A Day & Night blind can be cut to size, much like a roller blind, however, it is a difficult process to ensure that each layer of material is cut exactly the same, the roller mechanism is cut to the right size and you aren’t left with any fraying or jagged edges. Made to measure Day & Night blinds don’t cost much more than buying them already made so it’s a good idea to spend just a bit more to ensure they look amazing and last you a long time. A professional blind company will be able to advise you on this and give you a quote for already made Day & Night blinds compared to their made to measure blinds. Buying blinds from a professional blind company also means you don’t have any DIY headaches as they normally include fitting in the prices.
Should they rest on a window sill?
What are made to measure Day & Night Blinds?
Made to measure Day & Night blinds will be made to your windows bespoke opening and recess measurements. There will be an mm gap either side of the blind when they are shut to ensure they don’t catch on the recess when they are being opened and closed. A professional blind company will come out to your property and carefully measure your window opening using their knowledge and experience and then come back and fit them when they have been made to your exact measurements. If there are any problems when they are fitted then the blind company will normally rectify this with a new blind if they need to
What are off the shelf Day & Night Blinds?
Off the shelf Day & Night blinds are already made and they come in standard widths and lengths so they normally won’t fit your window as perfectly as a made to measure blind does. There aren’t as many colours and shade options to choose from with off the shelf Day & Night blinds and you can’t choose which side the pulley mechanism is fitted.
Can I achieve blackout shading with a Day & Night Blind?
You will achieve a good level of blackout with a Day & Night blind if it is made with blackout material and fully closed, however, there is always some light that penetrates through the sides of the blind with the mm gap either side.
What sort of windows can Day & Night Blinds be fitted in?
Day & Night blinds can be made to measure to fit in any type of window or door and they can be fitted inside or outside or a recess.
Is a Day & Night Blind easy to fit?
Day & Night blinds are relatively easy to fit yourself if you have good DIY skills and all of the tools that you need. Most professional blind companies will measure your window, make your made to measure blinds and then come back and fit them for you, saving you time and any DIY hassle. Blind companies are highly experienced and have the know-how to quickly and efficiently fit your new blinds whilst you sit back and relax. If you decide to fit your blinds yourself then use the right wall plugs for the wall you are attaching the blind to as it will be unsafe and a potential DIY disaster if you don’t. Select Blinds will measure, manufacture and fit your blinds for you in Glasgow, Stirling, Coatbridge, Livingstone, Bathgate, Motherwell, Edinburgh, East Kilbride and the surrounding areas across Central Scotland so all you need to do is choose your blinds and sit back and relax.
What windows are a Day & Night Blinds best for?
Day & Night blinds are extremely versatile and are good for any type of window or door. They are great for covering large window spaces and will look contemporary and dramatic whatever colour and material you choose. If your window isn’t a standard size then made to measure Day & Night blinds are the best option for you.
What rooms do they suit?
Day & Night blinds are suitable for any room, style and decor and they offer a minimal yet dramatic look and feel. They will make rooms look bigger, brighter and lighter due to the minimal overlap of the blind against the walls either side so they are great for rooms with small windows, lots of windows or large openings.
Can Day & Night Blinds be fitted for a door?
Day & Night blinds are suitable for any type of door, be it a patio door, bi-folding, back or front door.
Can Day & Night Blinds be fitted inside the recess of a window?
Day & Night blinds can be fitted inside or outside of a window or door frame. When they are fitted inside of a recess they can be secured as deep or as shallow as you want, or if they are fitted outside of a recess the overlap can be as much or as little as you want.
Can they be fitted on the outside recess of a window?
Day & Night blinds can be fitted outside of a window recess and they can extend as much past the frame either side as you want them to.
Where should I buy Day & Night Blinds from?
Always buy your Day & Night blinds from a reputable blind company who will have a bigger select of colours and materials and the expertise to advise you on the best blind for your room, decor and budget. They will also offer free measuring, making and fitting service which makes choosing your blinds and getting them fitted really easy. If you are in Glasgow, Stirling, Coatbridge, Livingstone, Bathgate, Motherwell, Edinburgh, East Kilbride and the surrounding areas across Central Scotland then Select Blinds can offer you perfect fit Day & Night Blinds in a huge range of material, colours, tones and combinations with a free measuring and fitting service included.
Are Day & Night Blinds thermally efficient for a room?
Day & Night blinds are thermally efficient compared to if they weren’t there, however, they won’t insulate your room as much as thicker curtains will.
Do Day & Night Blinds keep a room cool?
Day & Night blinds will keep a room cooler as they block or can partially block the glare from the sun on hotter days.
Can they be used in an office?
Day & Night blinds are a good option for an office or a commercial environment as they are easy to keep clean, open, shut, and offer a minimal and contemporary look whilst reducing the suns glare on screens on a bright day.
Will a Day & Night Blind give me privacy?
Day & Night blinds can give you full or partial privacy depending if they are partially or fully closed and if the translucent and opaque horizontal stripes are alternated.
Can Day & Night Blinds be partially open?
Day & Night blinds can be partially open or closed depending on your requirements. If the translucent and opaque horizontal stripes are alternated then it gives you a partial view or partial privacy, if the blind is in its full opaque position then it gives full privacy. You can also have them fully open so you can see the whole view from your window, making them a very versatile blind option.
Is a Day & Night Blind safe for children?
Day & Night blinds are safe for children as long as the pulley cord is child-safe so always check this before you buy them. Made to measure blinds from Select Blinds all have this safety feature, the mechanism separates if there is any weight applied and can then be rejoined again after.
How much is a Day & Night Blind?
Day & Night blinds will vary in price depending on the material used and the size of the blind. Always shop around and if you get a cheaper quote ask the other companies if they can do anything on their price. Professional blind companies will be able to explain any differences in price. Buying off the shelf standard size Day & Night blinds may be slightly cheaper, however, they won’t fit as well. A made to measure Day & Night blind will be high quality and will fit your window opening perfectly, looking good and lasting for many years.
Do they need to be maintained and looked after?
Day & night blinds will be really secure if they are fitted professionally, however, you may need to tighten the screw after a few years if they are feeling less secure. You should dust your Day & Night blinds regularly and occasionally with a damp cloth to keep them looking fresh and vibrant.
Is it best to get Day & Night Blinds made to measure or buy them from a shop?
We would always advise you to get Day & Night blinds made to measure to ensure they fit your window perfectly. You can cut them to size, however, it’s tricky without damaging the blinds and to ensure you get clean straight lines.
What are the benefits of made to measure Day & Night Blinds?
- They are made to measure your window and its recess perfectly
- They will let minimal light in through the side of the window when they are closed
- You can choose from a range of materials and colours to match your style and decor
- They don’t cost much more compared to standard off the shelf Day & Night blinds
- You will have more choice of colours, tones and material
Do they reduce the sunlight in a room?
Day & Night blinds will reduce the sunlight in a room when they are fully or partially closed and you can choose how much sunlight is entering a room depending on the position you move them to.
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If you are looking for Day & Night Blinds we have a wide selection of ready-made off the shelf blinds to choose from, or we offer a free measuring, made to measure and fitting service in your home or business in Glasgow, Stirling, Coatbridge, Bathgate, Motherwell, Edinburgh, East Kilbride and the surrounding areas. Contact us today on 0808 301 9018 and one of our team will be happy to answer any questions you have or arrange an appointment time suitable for you.
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