Pro-Blind Systems

Mounting Options

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Standard Roll or Waterfall Method?

The Standard Roll for a roller blind system is for the blind fabric to roll off the back of the tube, closest to the glass.

The advantages of this are:

  • Blind physically closer to the glazing which improves blind performance.
  • Basebar normally stops when wedged between the glass and the roller tube, so no Basebar rollover.
  • Fabric is closer to framing thus reducing sun gaps.

The Waterfall Method is for the blind fabric to roll off the front edge of the tube.

The advantages to this are:

  • Fabric actually hides the roller behind the fabric and has a better decorative look.
  • Can assist in gaining clearance over handles and moldings.
  • When two blinds meet in a corner at right angles, reduces the gap between the blinds
  • But remember that nothing stops a manual waterfall blind in the up direction and it can have the Basebar roll over the top and jam if used without care.

Prime Blind and Linked Slave Blind?

For blinds that are installed in the same window reveal or have a clear face fix environment, you do have the capacity to have a single blind, either motorised or chain driven, linked to blinds adjacent in a row and have a single master or Prime Blind do the work, saving considerable budget on motorised screen

Prime Blind – is the unit that does the lifting for the other blinds.

Linked Slave – the units without mechanisms and act in unison with the prime blind.

How Many?

Motorised – Maximum 4 blinds in total (depending on total metreage) e.g. 1 prime and 3 linked slaves.

Chain Drive – Maximum 2 blinds (depending on total metreage) e.g. 1 prime blind and 1 linked slave.

Linked Blinds and Non Linked Blinds

NB: On your order you must nominate which end the slave connector exits the linked blind – right or left when looking at the window from inside the building.