Pleated blinds: an all-rounder in style and problem-solving

What are pleated blinds?

Pleated blinds are folding blinds that cover the window either entirely or partially, depending on how far the folds are stretched or compressed. Thanks to their flexible control system, pleated blinds can either be compressed vertically or horizontally, towards either side or towards the middle. This privacy protector fits perfectly and stably in front of the window, offering a maximum of flexibility in controlling incident light over the course of the day.


How do you use pleated blinds?

Pleated blinds are normally moved up or down using a control rail. This compresses the folds into a decorative little package. 


How do you install pleated blinds?

Pleated blinds can be screwed, glued or clamped to the window. This type of protection system can be installed free-hanging or braced. Braced pleated blinds can be operated from above or below, allowing you to respond to changing lighting throughout the day. If your window has non-standard dimensions, you will find valuable measurement tips in the customisation section.


How do I care for my pleated blinds? Can I wash them?

Pleated blinds can be wiped with a damp cloth or brushed. Some custom pleated blinds can be cleaned by bathing them gently in a tub with lukewarm water and a mild detergent. Rinse the blinds well and put them up damp. Make sure that the fabric package remains slightly opened to ensure that the fold so not stick together. Please open regularly. Please note that this cleaning method might dissolve the anti-stain layer of the fabric, which could cause it to become stained again faster. Never clean darkening materials in the tub; instead, wipe them with a damp cloth or brush them to protect the coating.


Can I narrow my customised, braced pleated blinds and if yes, how much does that cost?

This depends on effort. Please talk to the staff at your local DIY store or specialist shop.


The cords on my braced pleated blinds have broken, how much does it cost to have them repaired?

This depends on effort. Please talk to the staff at your local DIY store or specialist shop.


Can I get custom-made pleated blinds in my required dimensions?

Yes, we offer a variety of mounting options for this. Please take note of our measurement instructions, which you can download as a PDF here.


Can I clamp pleated blinds into a glass rebate?

Yes, you can buy a clamp for use with a glass rebate from our customisation section.


Can pleated-blind systems save energy?

Yes, the honeycomb pleated blinds in our standard range and the DUETTE® pleated blinds in our customisation range allow you to save considerable amounts of energy. In the summer, the air chambers function as a heat protector, in the winter, they provide insulation and ensure that no heat energy can escape through the windows. Find out more on our partner website, www.duette.de.


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