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The best window treatment options for schools and universities

Conference Room with Solar Shades

The environment that your students are in has a major impact on how well they learn. Believe it or not, when the windows are dressed appropriately, a well-lit classroom helps create a more energetic learning experience. Depending on the specific area of the building, different styles of window treatments will be used. For schools and universities, the best window treatments are Venetian blinds, roller shades, solar shades, or even electric blinds. All of the options create the right ambiance for learning and help students get through lectures without feeling tired or fatigued.

Why Invest in Blinds and Window Treatments?

  • Budget-friendly and functional
  • Cordless blinds are safe for small children
  • Light control capabilities
  • Reduces distractions by allowing instructors to restrict the view
  • Solar shades have anti-glare features

When purchasing window coverings for a school or university setting, style is not necessarily a top priority. Instead, the focus is on durability and ensuring that proper safety standards and guidelines are being met. For example, in the U.S. and Canada, window coverings must either be cordless or have a short cord to prevent children from accidental strangulation. However, we recommend selecting a cordless option to prevent any risk of injuries related to blind cords.

Best Window Coverings for Classrooms

Listed below are the window treatments most commonly used by schools and universities. Each of these has a cordless option available as well:

Faux Wood Blinds

Faux wood blinds closely resemble real wood, are easy to clean, and are resistant to heat and moisture. They are also extremely durable and are long-lasting even with heavy usage. The best part is that you get the look of real wood without paying the high price for actual wooden window coverings.

Roller Shades

Roller shades are a great option, especially for classrooms that regularly show multimedia presentations.  Roller shades help create the perfect ambiance for learning. When you use the light filtering feature, you can also help protect students by preventing glare from the sun.

Aluminum Blinds

Aluminum blinds are easy to clean and are available in a variety of colors that will not fade over time. These are quality blinds that are also quite affordable.

Solar Shades

Solar shades are a popular option for schools for a number of reasons. Not only do they save a ton on energy costs by regulating the temperature of classrooms, but they also help create a more comfortable learning environment for students so that they can focus better. Solar shades let students enjoy the view of the outdoors. On sunnier days, they can help reduce unwanted glare from the sun without darkening the room.

Motorized/Electric Blinds

Motorized/electric blinds offer energy-efficiency and safety, all with the convenience of automation technology. These blinds work well with window treatments that include fabric blinds, shutters, vertical blinds, and customized motorized blinds.

Installing classroom window coverings helps lower electric costs, but also helps build a fun and safe learning environment for your students. Be sure to choose window treatments that require minimal upkeep, are extremely durable, and that meet standard safety requirements.