Blinds vs Film_A Guide To Choosing The Best Window Shade
Blinds vs Film_A Guide To Choosing The Best Window Shade

Blinds vs Film – A Guide To Choosing The Best Window Shade

One of the decisions that go into the design and creation of your Melbourne home would be the window shade. Many tend not to realise it at first, but the biggest immediate problems of houses with numerous windows would be the overbearing heat and glare brought by the sun.

This would lead to the discussion of installing window shades. While it’s a basic decision, it holds the important key to combatting the effects of sun exposure. This would naturally bring you the task of choosing between two options: window blinds or window tints. These are both generally the same in function, so picking out the best one for your home might be a tad challenging.


Window Blinds

Window blinds are structural installation that adds another fixture to shield your interior from the sun. Blinds come in different forms with the most common ones being horizontal, vertical, roller, and cellular. Each has different designs and styles, but they generally share the same pros and cons.


Window Tint

Window tints, on the other hand, utilize protective films that block out UV rays and lockout the heat, much like the tints of your car! These are simple and easy to use, but are generally single function, unlike window blinds.


Blinds or Tints: Which is better?

 There are three major categories to look into to better provide the answer to which window shade is better. By looking into the functionality and design of both, the pros and cons of each will show, leading you to the best window shade for your residential building.


Style options

 In terms of the variety of style options, a cursory look into both would initially seem like window blinds are the winner. Blinds come in different shapes, sizes, and colours, which to an interior designer, can blend well depending on the style of the room it covers.

Recent developments however, have paved the way for decorative films and printed graphics for window tints. These may not hold the same aesthetic effect of window blinds, but it provides a wider array of options for those with creative minds.


Sunray-repelling functionality 

The main duty of window shades is to repel the glare of the sun. The benefit that window blinds have are its capability to divert sun glare according to how you position the blinds. This inevitably makes for highly adjustable light flow inside your rooms – allowing you to have as much or as little lights you want.

Window tints, on the other hand, are not customisable. While greatly effective in lessening the glare from the sun, the amount of light that enters your room can’t be controlled – which is why picking out the “darkness” of your tint is important. The benefit windows tints do have, however, is its supreme capacity of heat repelling.


Total cost

 Window blind installation is very costly and time-consuming – which makes it a bit of a hassle when you have other duties to attend to. The blinds itself are already a bit of an expense, adding to the need for tools for installation, and the time you have to spare to accommodate the process.

Meanwhile, window tinting is extremely affordable and quick to install. Aside from that, this overall investment allows for reduced power consumption due to its heat-repelling functionality, making for a highly worthy investment.



Choosing between the two is generally a personal choice but looking into the three major factors proves that window tinting is far superior to regular blinds. The current availability of various designs and increased investment due to its heat-repelling capability makes it a great choice for your home.

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