Faux wood blinds look like regular wood blinds, but with some added benefits. They are more durable, moisture-resistant, UV-resistant, and cost much less. This type of blind is made from a composite PVC, making them last longer than traditional wood options. Faux wood blinds won't crack, peel, or yellow over time because they are built with durable polymer materials that are coated with UV-ray inhibitors.
Due to the material of this type of window treatment, moisture won't be a problem. If you're looking to put blinds in moisture-prone areas such as your bathroom or kitchen, faux wood blinds may be the right choice. This material property also makes it easy to maintain. Simply scrub the blinds clean with soap and water. Some blinds are even capable of being removed for easier cleaning
Another added benefit is the low cost. Prices can range from $30 to slightly under $100 per blind. The quality of the material used, material density and size can all dictate the cost. But size can be customized relatively easily without adding much more cost if you visit a local retail store. Some larger retail stores can cut your in-store purchased blinds to a specific size. Contact stores in your area to find out your options.
With the low cost, you can add the benefit of lifespan. The average life cycle for faux wood blinds is 3-5 years. During this time, your blinds will provide additional energy savings. Your interior window coverings can reduce solar heat gain if the surface facing the glass is a reflective color like white.
However, if you're looking for maximum solar control, you will want to consider providing sun control on the exterior of your home. An easy way to achieve this is with faux wood shutters.
Exterior shutters have been becoming more popular in recent years for aesthetic and functional reasons. If you're looking to give your home an update that will contrast your house from all the standard suburban-style on your block, faux wood shutters are an inexpensive way to achieve this. Additionally, exterior shutters are a preferred option if you're looking to reduce your air conditioning bill in a noticeable way. Faux wood shutters block sunlight before it ever hits the window, reducing the thermal impact to your home more efficiently than interior blinds.
With this thermal benefit, comes the benefit of longevity mentioned earlier. On the exterior, the faux wood blinds will last longer due to its ability to withstand the elements. The installation of shutters can be more involved than blinds on the interior. But no matter what your comfort level, there are faux wood solar-shading options to choose from that are affordable, durable, and have a minimal impact on your wallet.
For more information, reach out to a company like AAA Blind & Shutter Factory.