Aluminum blinds – often referred to as miniblinds – are still a very popular window treatment for both residential and commercial spaces. While miniblinds may not be as fun or exciting as a decorative roller shade or a motorized woven wood shade, they’re practical, functional, and budget-friendly. Here are just a few reasons why you’ll want to consider aluminum blinds for your home or office:
- If you have wide windows
The weight of a window treatment is a concern – especially when you are covering a wide window. Depending on the weight, shades for wide windows may require upgraded lift systems. Aluminum blinds are incredibly lightweight, making them a good choice for especially wide windows. Without requiring upgraded lift systems, 1” aluminum blinds will still be durable and easy to operate.
- If you have pets or children
We all love our furry four legged friends, and our children of course, but let’s be honest – we don’t love the way that they treat our window coverings! Aluminum blinds are a great option if you are concerned that your window coverings may not always be treated gently. Not only are aluminum blinds durable, they’re also available without cords! Our cordless aluminum blind offering is the perfect selection for homes in which young children are present.
- If your windows are exposed to moisture
The fact that miniblinds are made of aluminum makes them very moisture-resistant. As such, aluminum miniblinds are a great selection for kitchen windows, garage windows, and laundry room windows.
- If you want an economical alternative to wood or faux wood blinds
Aluminum miniblinds provide the functionality of a wood or faux wood blind at a significant savings. As compared to premium 2” wood blinds an aluminum blind can cost half as much. When compared to a faux wood blind, 1” aluminum blinds can range from 20-40% cheaper. If you really want to closely mimic the look of a wood or faux wood blind, you may want to take a look at 2” aluminum blinds – which can also provide a budget-friendly alternative to wood or faux wood blinds.