There may be no window treatment need that requires more durability than a classroom window treatment. This does not mean that you have to install an ugly window blind or window shade. In fact, window blinds and shades have made great strides forward in this department.
Horizontal blinds are likely the best solution for most classroom window treatment needs. Horizontal blinds offer the flexibility of blocking the outside light, allowing partial light, or being raised totally to allow full exposure to the outside light. School budgets are also a major concern when shopping for window treatments, and although none of the blinds at SelectBlinds can be considered as cheap blinds, they are all sold at a great price, and can be considered as discount blinds.
Aluminum mini blinds are perhaps the window blind that 1st comes to mind when shopping for classroom blinds or school blinds. These are the blinds that I grew up with, and in my day were called venetian blinds. Those were actually cheap vinyl blinds. But today we can offer you 3 different sizes in a wide variety of colors, and all are made from durable 6 gauge or 8 gauge aluminum. And the color selection is incredible. The SelectBlinds brand of aluminum mini blinds are color fast. The colors are actually baked on for a lifetime of use, and because they are made from aluminum, they will not warp.
Faux wood blinds are also an excellent choice for classroom blinds. These horizontal blinds are available in shades of whites, and several stains. Faux wood blinds are also warp resistant, and fade resistant, making them a natural choice.
Roller shades are another viable solution. The only issue with roller shades is that they are either up for full exposure, or down for full sun blockage. Horizontal blinds are the more versatile choice, but roller shades might be better in areas like the school auditorium where a more complete blockage of light is desired.