09 Jul

All types of blinds have advantages and disadvantages. When deciding on the type of blind, as well as aesthetic appearance, it is important to consider the practicalities of each type of blind. A blind may look wonderful but if it does not have the practical qualities required, only half the desired outcome will be achieved. Below is a concise but comprehensive list of the advantages and disdvantages of one type of blind, namely Roller Blinds.

More information can be found on our website here, but please feel free to visit our showroom or telephone us on 01623 422163 for more information or a quote. The Fabric Stores provides a large range of roller blinds, all made to measure to fit your window perfectly.


  • Large range of designs and colours
  • Simple to operate.
  • Easy to install.
  • Simple to maintain.
  • Durable
  • Can be motorised.
  • Can be mounted inside or outside a window recess.
  • Relatively cheap compared to other window treatments.
  • Provide privacy.
  • Can be spring loaded, chain controlled, battery operated or motorised.
  • Can be adapted to a smart home wiring system.
  • Come with child safety features.
  • Blackout roller blinds, when combined with blackout curtains can help to provide maximum light blocking.


  • Can only be made as wide as the roll of fabric from which it is cut.
  • May flap if a window is left open.
  • Blind has to be raised to access the window handle.
  • There is a gap at each side between the edge of the fabric and the window recess.
  • Not suitable for shaped windows
  • Limited daylight control – blinds can only be adjusted vertically, not horizontally.
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