Which Way Should You Face Roller Blinds Glasgow?

White roller blinds in a white frame

A popular question but one that does not necessarily have an easy answer: “Which way should roller blinds Glasgow face?” is more complex than “Over or Under.” Depending on your windows or doors, fabric selection, and personal taste, there may be different rules in play when making this choice.

If your blinds are recess-fitted, front rolling is highly recommended to minimise gaps down the sides that allow light into a room and ensure they fit flush against your architrave.

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Over rolled

Just as some vehemently argue the proper way to hang toilet paper, many individuals debate which direction their roller blinds Glasgow should be rolled. Some prefer their blinds over rolled, while others like them under-rolled.

So what do these mean? Simply put, over-rolled blinds tend to sit further from windows than under-rolled blinds, thus providing plentiful light into your home while simultaneously creating gaps where light seeps in and could expose their contents to those outside your house. While this might suit some, for others it could create openings that allow light to seep in from the outside, revealing potentially private information about what lies within.

Faces installed under rolled blinds can help mitigate this problem as they roll closer to the architrave and window frame, creating a sleek finish while improving climate control in your home by trapping air between the window and blind. However, over time, a slight curve or kink can develop in the fabric, which causes light seepage through gaps. To prevent the permanent formation of this issue, we advise regularly rotating blinds so as to avoid permanent curvatures or kinks from forming in the fabric.

Under rolled

Like with toilet paper rolls, there is no definitive answer to this question about windows or doors; rather, it depends on multiple factors, including type, fabric choice, specific needs, and design preferences.

Privacy and light are of primary concern when selecting blinds. An over-rolled blind will position fabric further from the window, allowing light into your home from other directions and giving passersby outside an unobstructed view of it.

However, this doesn’t always look as appealing as recess fitting; the bottom of your blind will sit behind an exposed tube, which could make it less visually appealing when combined with textured fabrics. To address this, consider getting a pelmet box installed over top of your blind to hide both its mount and material; this will also reduce light bleed while maintaining privacy.

Recess fit

Ordering blinds online allows you to choose either recess or face-fit blinds. A recess measurement takes into account measurements taken from inside window frames, while face-fit blinds will fit onto the outside edges of shelves.

Recessed Fit Blinds feature front rolled edges to sit closely against the frame of your window (see image below), helping reduce light gaps that could otherwise allow outside light into your space. This setup helps minimise light gaps, which could allow outside light ingress.

No matter how you plan to roll your blinds, taking accurate measurements is paramount to their complete installation. 

When taking measurements of your window recess, make sure to take three readings—one each from the left, middle, and right. Then, with your pencil handy, line up any marks made on the window sill with markings on brackets in an effort to level them out; this will ensure that your blinds fit correctly without incurring extra costs in resizing.

Exact fit

How you hang roller blinds Glasgow will depend on a number of different considerations. Consider factors like window size and design aesthetic, climate control needs, and privacy requirements as you make this critical decision. A professional window furnishing expert may assist in making the best choice.

Face-fitted under-rolled blinds feature fabric that sits flush against an architrave or window frame for an elegant aesthetic, eliminating light gaps that could compromise privacy and acting as an insulator to reduce noise while improving energy efficiency.

However, this style can have drawbacks; its roll and hardware will be visible. If this bothers you, adding a valance may help conceal them; however, this option could increase costs significantly and might not suit all homes, not to mention how valances may also obscure decorative moulding and may only work well on some windows.