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Roller blinds (Rollos)

Classical visual and sun protection in a new outfit (Sichtschutz, Sonnenschutz)

Roller blinds have ever been the first choice when it comes to protecting a room against excessive solar radiation and unwanted looks, as well as for darkening rooms for private or business purposes. Though appreciated for their convenient and reliable kind, they have too often been hidden behind curtains, because of their plain and often boring appearance they were more often seen functional than decorative.

However, this hide-and-seek has come to an end. The roller blind’s straight shape and its smooth surfaces provides − especially for modern designing of living spaces − an incredibly high potential for decoration. Without frills, folds and other curlicue they can diversely outclass anything that you have already known about window decoration and sun protection. From plain-coloured to colourfully imprinted, from cheerful up to elegant patterns, in linen and bamboo style, from light transparency to glamorously darkening − the latest roller blinds fabrics find their way into every living room, bedroom or children’s room. Also offices, kitchens and bathrooms still benefit from the diverse protection functions and different handling and fixture possibilities of the rolled sun protection.

Handling possibilities

The spring balancer roller blind (Federzugrollo)

is perhaps the best known kind of roller blinds. Here, with the help of spring tension, the fabric is winded on the spool and is opened by pulling the lower bar. In order that the roller blind stays down and does not roll up when released, a dwelling mechanism is integrated, which keeps the spring tense. Only when pulled again this adjustment mechanism is released and the roller blind is rolled up. Every little while, roller blinds may spin over with cheap versions, if they spring upwards unbreaked or they do not lock in the wanted position.

The chain hoist roller blind (Kettenzugrollo)

has mainly taken over from the spring balancer roller blind. Due to the handling with a laterally fixed infinite chain, the disadvantages of the spring mechanics were removed and an improved handling comfort was created. By pulling the chain in one direction the roller blind is winded upwards, by pulling in the other direction it goes downwards. It stops at exactly your preferred position. This kind of handling is especially handy for normally unreachable roller blinds, because the length of the towing chain is very variable and not dependant on the actual height of the roller blind.

The cord drawn roller blind (Schnurzugrollo)

mainly consists of non-textile roller blind materials like bamboo or wood, which have a higher weight and an uneven or rough surface structure. Hereby, the roller blind is not winded on a spool at the top, but it is pulled from bottom to top, where it rolls up between pull cords. They are preferably used in places where precision is less appreciated, but a more natural, rustic and informal style.

Realization variations

Attic window roller blinds (Dachfensterrollos)

can exactly adapt to sloping attic windows. Here, the drawing bar is led into lateral rail profiles, which even prevents sunlight that comes sideways. Another possibility would be the assembly of stoppers at different window heights, where the roller blinds can be hung up. In both cases mainly the hidden spring balancer mechanic is used, because here an operation via tackle would have no visual and technical advantages.

Cassette roller blinds (Kassettenrollos)

are a sophisticated kind of roller blinds − visually and technically. Not only the complete technique is mantled by a cassette, also the complete roller blind is hidden and simultaneously protected in it when not in use. Colour and shape of the cassette mainly depend on the window frame, so that they can be integrated very well. Cassette roller blinds are frequently used for attic windows, though they provide a tidy style at any other vertical window front.

Special roller blinds for special demands

In a sophisticated style roller blinds can also be used as a nice alternative to curtains or blinds. With a combination of transparent and opaque fabrics they give your window and lighting decoration even more variety and comfort.

Venetian blinds (Raffrollos)

have substituted many conventional curtain stores. As height adjustable pane curtain or window drape they provide even more design flexibility and enchant by an airy fold formation. Here, the roller blind is gathered into equal folds at the bottom or is decoratively fixed with the help of hooks.

Double blinds (Doppelrollos)

are a special kind of chain hoist roller blinds. Here, the roller blind fabric is led down in front of and behind the spool, so that two panels of fabric are behind each other. The fabric alternately consists of transparent and opaque cross stripes, which can − through specific shifting − vary the light incidence similar to a blind. Adjusted slightly displaced or directly behind each other you can choose between a translucent up to an opaque look and of course the roller blinds can be rolled up completely.

Advantages of roller blinds

  • Ideal for darkening of bedrooms or for slide lectures
  • Effectively protect against strong solar radiation
  • Provide reliable heat and light protection, e.g. with attic windows
  • Prevent from dazzling effects at workstations
  • Create comfortable lighting conditions in rooms by translucent transparency
  • Simple manual or electrical handling possible
  • Offer unlimited scope of creative decoration due to their smooth surface and diverse materials

(Sonneneinstrahlung, Dachfenster)