00:04 – Jason’s Introduction
00:22 – Jason with a good old standard roller blind
01:06 – As you roll blinds down more weight is on the roller
01:24 – The further blinds are pulled down, the harder it is to pull back up
01:32 – What is a roller blind spring assist?
02:24 – Jason demonstrates how spring assist works
02:46 – Spring assist system assists in lifting the weight
02:54 – Another benefit of spring assist system
03:06 – Why spring assist system is a fantastic little unit
Hi I’m Jason from the company Blockout Blinds. Today I’m going to talk about “What a Roller Blinds Spring Assist System Is”
Here I have the good old standard roller blinds with some fabric, bottom rail, and the chain at the side which we use to pull the blind up and down. Now, what you’ll find is, once you get blinds to a certain size, maybe 2-3 metres wide and quite high in height, you end up having a lot of fabric on the roller blind. Of course, different fabrics can have different weights as well. A light filtering fabric may be quite light whereas a blockout fabric will have a lot more weight to it. So what will happen is, when you roll your blind down, you’re putting more and more weight on the roller. Then when you go to lift your blind up, pull it and it can be quite hard to lift up. There’s quite a bit of force required to lift that blind back up. The further you have it down, the harder it is to pull your blind back up. So this is where the roller blind spring assist comes in.
What is a roller blind spring assist system?
Well, I just happen to have one here. Here it is. It doesn’t look like much, does it? This is the roller blinds spring assist and it has a protective PVC tube on the outside which if I stretch open a bit, you’ll see that there’s actually a spring in here. So what happens is, this piece would be inserted inside the blind and connect it to the controller on the inside and would sit inside the blind like such. You wouldn’t see it but it would be inside the roller. What this does is, as you roll the blind down, the controller would be on here like such and as you roll the blind down, the spring inside here tightens up as you roll it down. So what does that do? Well it’s fantastic because once the blind has rolled down, you now have tension in the spring so when you go to lift the blind back up to pull the cord back up, this spring will assist in lifting the weight. Hence, spring assist system. It also has another benefit which when the blinds is sitting in a halfway position or a bottom position, it helps take stress of the control mechanism which means your blinds won’t slip down by itself.
Easy to Use, Not Expensive
This is a fantastic little unit. Not overly expensive and the fantastic thing is if you have an existing blind, you can generally retrofit this to your existing blind very simply. So, a great little thing. I prefer to install these on blinds that have more than 5 square metres or area. Once again, it depends on the type of fabric you have and the weight of the fabric. Fantastic for older people that don’t have much strength in their arms. You know need to be able to lift it up easily. So just a great little unit. They have nearly been around for 3-5 years so a lot of people aren’t aware that they even exist.
So I hope I’ve helped you there and if you want to put one of these on yourself, watch my other video which will show you exactly how to do that.
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