Rails and side guides in sunblinds
When considering the purchase of sunblinds, it is worth to know various scenarios related to their use. If you want the cover to adhere to the window sash regardless of its position or weather conditions, it is worth investing in an appropriate mechanism. Depending on the selected system, the available solutions are rails and side guides.
The side guide is a cover element of free-hanging sunblinds, consisting of a line or a steel cord and an angular hanger. The element holds the fabric in its proper place.
This is perfect for tilt windows, as it prevents the fabric from moving when opening the windows. This is a perfect solution for people who like to place various decorations and knickknacks on window sills – with side guidance they will not be knocked down when the window is tilted. Side guides are also a good solution when the sunblind moves with the wind, when the window is tilted. This system makes it stable.
Side guidance is standard only in the Mini sunblind. In other systems, it is an additional element. The angled hanger provides tension to the line or steel cord. It’s available in the color of the system or in a transparent version.
Side guides perform a similar function in the case of window-adhering sunblinds. In addition to keeping the cover in place, they are also an effective way to provide increased privacy. The guide tightly adheres to the window and covers the space between the edge of the fabric and the window frame, thus masking any clearance.
Side guides are mounted in a non-invasive manner – they are glued to the glazing bead. Depending on the selected system, they take from approx. 15 mm to 50 mm glass clearance on both sides. The Prima sunblind, intended for roof windows, has the widest guides.
Regardless of the chosen solution – rails or side guides – possible to apply in a given sunblind, one thing is certain – the fabric will adhere stably to the wall or window frame.