Attic premises have long ceased to be used only for storing unnecessary things. Interesting magazine and Internet projects demonstrate the transformation of the attic into a full-fledged children's room, a stylish office. These examples inspire many attic owners to convert square meters. Therefore, the popularity of dormer windows in recent years has increased significantly.
Windows can be various: round, square, rectangular, complex shapes. The main functions are lighting, ventilation, heat protection, tightness. Due to the inclined position of the frames, 30-40% more light enters the room than through traditional vertical openings. Install roller blinds on skylights - the easiest and most convenient way to manage natural light.
- 1 Design Features
- 2 Roller blind set: composition and brief description
- 3 Features of the choice of materials for the roll web
- 4 Roller control: types and brief description
- 5 Design of roller blinds
- 6 General recommendations for the selection and installation of curtains
The principle of the roller shutter - the cloth is wound on a special shaft (roller). The metal strip at the bottom of the material ensures a uniform and stable movement of the blade.
Advantages of tissue roller:
- Do not crumple, always have a neat appearance;
- simple management;
- long service life;
- allow you to quickly adjust the level of natural light in the room;
- lower the temperature of the air in the room on a sunny summer day;
- Do not fade, do not fade;
- protect things, floors, the situation of the room from ultraviolet;
- have a dust repellent effect;
- the possibility of self-installation and installation inside / above the window opening;
- a large selection of manufacturers and a wide price range;
- variety of fabrics for canvas;
- stylish interior detail, the ability to combine with other options for the design of openings.
Features of operation:
- it is advisable to use a dry cleaning cloth (with a brush or a vacuum cleaner). Too contaminated fabric can be wiped with a moist soapy cloth. The best option is to take advantage of dry cleaning services;
- for the stable operation of the structure it is recommended to lubricate the mechanisms with silicone solutions;
- when equipping the premises with a smart house system and installing remote-controlled mechanisms, it is possible to program automatic opening / closing of the shutters at a certain time.
Roller blind set: composition and brief description
Roller blind systems are supplied as a complete kit or designer. The set includes a shaft with a box, guides, a control system, a fabric cloth. For the manufacture of parts used steel, plastic, anodized aluminum. The color of the box and the guides can be different. The most popular shades are metallic (gold / silver) or wood imitation.
When carrying out independent measurements, it should be taken into account that the parameters of the product are selected based on the width and height of the frame (along the outer edges of the beads).
Features of the choice of materials for the roll web
Curtains are made of cotton, linen, satin, silk. The tissues are subject to special requirements:
- the web should not sag (this quality is predetermined not only by the material, but also by the angle of inclination of the frame plane);
- fabrics are offered in various densities: from a translucent to a completely dimming room. When choosing it is important to consider the purpose of the room, on which side the windows come out. Serious protection from the sun creates a fabric with a characteristic of Black-out. Its special coating completely reflects the sun's rays and provides a darkening. Such curtains are desirable for use in offices, bedrooms;
- coating "thermo-spot" contributes to the preservation of heat in winter and eliminates overheating of the premises on hot summer days;
- treatment of the fabric with antistatic impregnation, not attracting dust.
Roller control: types and brief description
Roller blinds for mansard windows are equipped with spring mechanisms of two types.
The cloth is fixed by the device. The fabric is always in tension. The height of the position of the roller is regulated by the hook of the lower limiter for the transparent hooks installed on the side of the opening. Cloth can be in closed and open states or fixed at certain levels.
Such models are advis
able to install on blind windows, located at a level convenient for control.
Closed systems with miniclasses
The structures are placed in decorative boxes and equipped with brake mechanisms. To fix the blade at the desired height, the curtain falls to the desired level and slightly lifts up. With such shaft movements for half a revolution, the spring locks the roller shutter. The fixation by reverse actions is removed. The cloth is lowered by half a turn of the shaft and sharply raised to the desired height while holding the control knob (located on the lower bar). If the window is located high, then you can use the extension handle, 1 m, 1.5 m, 2 m.
Curtains are attached using self-tapping screws or mounting tape. The guides are fixed on the frames by double-sided tape on the sides of the web.
Such roller shutter systems can be optimally installed on windows with swing-and-tilt frames.
The openings located at a height that is difficult to reach are also decorated with fabric blinds with automatic remote control. Such models are equipped with an electric drive, working from the network or from solar panels.
Design of roller blinds
The most important moment when choosing an accessory for a window is an understanding of how in the future all interior items will be combined. And fabric blinds are no exception. An interesting feature of roll models is that they can decorate windows themselves or perform in ensembles with other curtains.
In the combined version, the system is mounted on a window frame and performs an exclusively protective function. The companion is a light transparent and translucent curtains, which are fixed in a certain way on top of the opening. To create a harmonious ensemble, curtains are sewn from patterned fabrics, and suitable single-color rolls are selected. If there is no desire to highlight roller blinds, then the material is used in a transparent white color or in the tone of the frame. This type of design windows suitable for mansards, which are bedroom, recreation or relaxation.
With the standard version, the window opening is closed only with a roller blind. In this case, the window decor performs both protective and design functions. Fabrics can be selected in the tone of the interior or make bright colored accents. Single-color rolling shutters are suitable for stylish decoration of a business area or office. Smart fabrics with colorful patterns or pictures will give a cheerful mood to the children's room.
General recommendations for the selection and installation of curtains
Correctly selected rolling shutters will give the attic a cosiness, keep freshness and comfort.
If the window openings are located at a significant height, then for the installation of roller blinds it is better to use the services of professionals. This will help to avoid difficulties in measuring and mounting. In addition, specialized firms provide warranty service for a certain period.
The structures are installed on an opening (in the case of "blind" windows) or mounted on a frame. For the qualitative work of the mechanisms, the maximum parameters of the product are: width 1 m, height 1,5 m.
Wide guides are installed on windows with a width of more than 94 cm and with an inclination angle of more than 15 °. In other cases, narrow guides are used.
A non-standard solution for decorating the canvas is the use of photo printing. In this case, an individual project for the design of curtains is ordered.
The price of the product is determined by the size of the window, the kind of fabric, the type of control mechanism.
The variety of materials and models of roller shutters can seriously complicate the choice of the appropriate option. After updating the housing, I want to get not just an original and fashionable interior solution, but also a functional room. To play the advantages and features of the attic, do not lose time to stop and correct installation of products, it is advisable to use the services of specialists. Only professionals can competently combine the characteristics of the room and the imagination of customers.