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The energy saving characteristics of mirrored blinds

Archaeologists claim that the ancient Egyptians may have been the first to resort to blinds for controlling heat. Etchings on Egyptian tomb walls depict a primitive prototype of blinds—a horizontal contraption made of reeds over which slaves poured water to cool the passing air. While the slaves probably would have questioned whether much energy was saved, it obviously was one of the first attempts to make a window covering more functional than decorative.

The vertical blind industry has not been as loud and lively on the energy questions as it could be. Many manufacturers interviewed were cautious about extolling the energy-saving virtues of their products. They expressed concern that the products need to be adequately tested before making too many sweeping statements.

PVC, the most commonly used material in contract vanes, is the same material used to insulate water pipes and electric wiring. Other vanes are being designed that use a mirrored or reflective finish on the outside with the option of various fabrics or laminated finishes on the inside.

The solar activated control systems also allow for a more efficient adjustment of the blinds throughout the day.

The evident trend in energy designs indicates, though, that it will not be long before the manufacturer of verticals is saying much more than "they cover the window."





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