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SAVE ENERGY, SAVE MONEY

Uncovered windows are responsible for up to 40% of heat loss from a home in winter, and up to 50% of unwanted heat gain in summer.

A 1 degree fall in temperature in your home adds 10% to your heating bill. Conversely an increase in temperature in summer adds significantly to the energy required for cooling.

So did you know Curtains can preserve up to 20% of your homes total heat?

Window coverings trap a layer of still air between the glass surface and the covering, reducing heat flow through the glass.

So choosing the right window coverings to insulate your windows will save you energy and money on your power bills.

HELP THE ENVIRONMENT

Saving money on your power bills is not the only benefit. Reducing power consumption will also help the environment by reducing CO2 emissions which contribute to global warming.

In fact, local and state governments are now recommending the installation of curtains in new homes in order to acquire the ‘correct’ energy rating.

So you can save money and help the environment!

Curtains can preserve up to 20% of the total heat in your home. They create a trapped layer of air between the fabric and the window, creating an insulating air pocket.

Studies demonstrate that Block Out Curtains can reduce heat gains by 33%. Curtains also stay cooler in the summer than other window treatments because their pleats and folds lose heat through convection.

LINING

If you add lining to your Curtains, you create a second layer of trapped air, and further insulation.

PELMETS

A Boxed Pelmet adds a barrier at the top of curtains to prevent air flow. Pelmets stop the warm air which has risen to the top of the room from going over the top of the curtain and transferring through the window.

Blinds are perfect at reducing summer heat gain and are best when combined with Curtains.

HOLLAND BLINDS

Holland Blinds are available in UV filtering and energy reflective fabrics which help control the amount of energy that enters and exits the room and vice versa.

ROMAN BLINDS

The fabric layers in Roman Blinds create an air barrier which offers increased insulation.

VENETIANS

The numerous openings between the slats in Venetians offer flexibility in the summer months. Adjusting the slats allows you to control light, ventilation and they can be adjusted to block and reflect direct sunlight onto a light coloured ceiling. A light coloured ceiling will diffuse the light without much heat or glare.

CELLULAR BLINDS

The unique construction of Cellular Blinds allows air to be trapped within the cells creating a layer of insulation and a very energy efficient window covering.

Window shutters, both interior and exterior, are very effective at reducing heat gain and loss in your home.

INTERNAL SHUTTERS

Internal Shutters are best combined with Curtains for improved insulation. Like Blinds, Shutters work best for summer shading. Movable or fixed louvers allow ventilation and natural daylight to enter a room whilst blocking out some of the radiation.

EXTERNAL SHUTTERS

External Aluminum and Roller Shutters offer weather protection, added security and the advantage of not having to use up interior space. They are an effective way to reduce heat gain through windows in summer and keep a home cool, some statistics showing external shading can reduce heat gains by 70-85%.

Window Awnings can greatly improve your home’s energy efficiency in summer. Awnings can reduce solar heat gain in the summer by up to 77% on windows.

The role of an Awning is to regulate the amount of solar energy that reaches the facade of your home, especially the parts of it that are glass. An external shade will block out up to 80% of the direct heat load on a window, resulting in an immediate reduction in heat transfer.

Adjustable or retractable Awnings can be rolled up in the winter to let the sun warm your house.

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  • The 5 Benefits Of Double Roller Blinds Or Day/Night Blinds

    Tuesday, February 25, 2020

    When you're looking to enhance the style and functionality of your space, window treatments are one of the most important elements. Double roller blinds, also called day/night blinds, have so much to offer in terms of both attractiveness and incredible flexibility.  ..


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    When you're looking to enhance the style and functionality of your space, window treatments are one of the most important elements. Double roller blinds, also called day/night blinds, have so much to offer in terms of both attractiveness and incredible flexibility. 

    How do Double Roller Blinds work?

    This innovative design features two blinds that hang together on the same mechanism but operate independently. One blind is blockout material while the second is a sunscreen or sheer fabric that allows light to filter in. You can use both, switch between the two or choose partial coverage from each one. Having this level of control allows you to easily design the perfect arrangement for your needs at that moment. Learn more about why double blinds have become such a popular option.

    Control Light

    The biggest advantage of this window covering is having access to such a wide range of options for blocking out light or letting it stream in. For example, use the blockout blinds to create the total darkness ideal for optimising your sleep cycle and helping you wake up more rested. During the day, sheer blinds can be utilised to allow varying amounts of light for reading or working. Double roller blinds are highly adaptable to your specific lifestyle and preferences.

    Ensure Privacy

    If you live close to the neighbours or have large windows that face the street, having adequate privacy is a real concern. Double roller blinds are an excellent solution for helping you maintain privacy, especially during the day when you want to enjoy natural light. The sheer blinds are designed to allow sunlight and provide views of the outdoors while still acting as an effective barrier that prevents outsiders from looking in. You're able to get the best of both worlds.

    Multifunctional

    This window solution is designed to optimize how your home functions throughout the entire year, allowing you to enjoy your space as much as possible. One reason why double roller blinds are so popular in Australia is that you can choose a sunscreen material with built-in UV protection as the fabric for your sheer blinds. Having this crucial protection is important during the summer. Not only can a sunscreen protect your home's occupants from the harmful effects of solar glare, but it can also protect your furniture and textiles from getting faded over time. Double roller blinds also help the home become more energy-efficient and comfortable because the material provides an extra layer of insulation, keeping you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summertime.

    Attractive and Sleek

    Along with versatility and high functionality, double roller blinds are a very stylish window covering option. At Dollar Curtains + Blinds, we have a wide range of colors, patterns, textures, and fabrics to choose from. Whether you prefer neutral tones or a more colorful approach, we have the options for creating a perfect look. The simple lines of double roller blinds can fit right in with any decor and will even combine perfectly with curtains.

    Durable and Easy to Use

    All our roller blinds are manufactured in Melbourne, Australia. They're solidly constructed with quality materials, including sturdy fabric and a steel double bracket system. Double roller blinds are easy to clean and designed to be enjoyed for many years to come. We have options for operating the blinds manually with a chain drive or by remote control, but either method is very simple. This window solution is a very low maintenance and seamless addition to the home. Double roller blinds offer you high functionality and a great look. If you want to enhance your home with this attractive window covering option, Dollar Curtains + Blinds can help. We offer a wide range of products, friendly staff, and high-quality professional installation. Contact us to learn more about our great double roller blind options. 

  • Rollashield sentry bushfire roller shutters

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    It is common knowledge that hot or burning embers entering the home during a bushfire is a major factor in the ignition of the building itself. Our Rollashield sentry roller shutters have been credited with saving homes from burning to the ground when other surrounding properties were not so fortunate. ..


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    It is common knowledge that hot or burning embers entering the home during a bushfire is a major factor in the ignition of the building itself. Our Rollashield sentry roller shutters have been credited with saving homes from burning to the ground when other surrounding properties were not so fortunate.

    The sentry roller shutter has been extensively tested by the CSIRO under severe bushfire simulated conditions and proved to be able to withstand a maximum radiant heat exposure of 40 kw/m2 after 60 minutes. As no ignition or flaming was observed throughout the testing, the sentry roller shutter has received a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) of 40.

    Sentry roller shutters are designed with the sentry fireshield extruded slat profile, making them ideal for residential or commercial use when added strength and security is required. When assembled with our extended guides, the roller shutter can span to a maximum of 4600mm in width.

    Along with bushfire protection, there are many additional benefits to installing our roller shutters on your windows and doors. Rollashield shutters not only offer protection and peace of mind, they provide a more comfortable and eco-friendly environment. Lightweight yet extremely strong the shutter consists of an aluminium skin injected with a polyurethane foam for added strength and insulation qualities.

    Increases security + privacy – Window shutters present an immediate visible deterrent, protecting your home against burglary and vandalism. They offer you privacy during both day and night. You control the extent by simply adjusting the shutter to suit your needs. When fully open the shutter is completely out of sight leaving you unrestricted views through your window.

    Increases insulation – Shutters offer thermal insulation properties that reduce the effects of summer heat as well as retaining the warmth during the colder winter months.

    Energy cost savings - The cost of heating and cooling your home is substantially reduced all year round making this product an ideal investment for the future. Rollashield shutters can save up to 40% energy savings on heating and cooling costs.

    Noise + light control - University tests have proven that roller shutters have a positive effect in the reduction of noise levels from outside of the home. Light and ventilation can be adjusted to create a pleasant, softly lit atmosphere.

    Manufactured right here in Australia, our roller shutters are available in several painted coatings that are long lasting and fade resistant under the most demanding conditions.

    We offer several operating options available which allow you to control your roller shutters with the touch of a button from inside your home. Our e-series drive system is an affordable motorised control system that is battery operated and therefore not reliant on mains power. Solar charging is also available.

     

    Roller shutters are available in selected stores. Please contact your local store for more information.


     

     

  • Bring indoor entertaining outdoors with Zipscreen

    Thursday, February 06, 2020

    Dollar Curtains + Blinds new Zipscreen awnings are the ultimate external screening solution for any outdoor area or window. Privacy and protection all year round, this outdoor blind will keep you shielded from the elements and insects, regardless of the season. Whether it be an alfresco, pergola, or veranda, their Zipscreen is the perfect addition for any outdoor entertaining area. Your custom designed system can be made by DC+B in widths up to 5.5 metres offering you an external solution to fit almost any area.  ..


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    Dollar Curtains + Blinds new Zipscreen awnings are the ultimate external screening solution for any outdoor area or window. Privacy and protection all year round, this outdoor blind will keep you shielded from the elements and insects, regardless of the season. Whether it be an alfresco, pergola, or veranda, their Zipscreen is the perfect addition for any outdoor entertaining area. Your custom designed system can be made by DC+B in widths up to 5.5 metres offering you an external solution to fit almost any area.

    Breakthrough Z-lock technology provides a unique fabric guide, fastening and securing the welded zip and fabric concealed within the side channels; creating a strong, smooth and streamlined blind. This also ensures no gap between the fabric screen and side channels and a secure guided movement that won’t blow out in the wind. A total seal is provided with this technology along with bottom sealing strips which aids to create a relaxing insect free environment.

    Invisibly integrated, Ultra-lock patented technology seamlessly reinforces your outdoor blind, for reduced movement and an ultra-smooth fabric finish. This perfectly secures your blind automatically, without an external lock or latch, and utilises an in-built, self-correcting system, to ensure your blind evenly clicks in place.

    DC+B’s Zipscreen Outdoor Blinds

    + wind resistant

    + sun/uv protection

    + insect resistant

    + coastal approved

    + privacy


     

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