What are the best blinds to keep the cold out?
We all know that window coverings can help to control the light and privacy inside your home, but did you know that they can help to insulate your home too?
There’s so much more to blinds than simply aesthetics. Choosing the best blinds to keep the cold out of your home can make all the difference when it comes to maintaining the temperature in your home. Many people don’t realise that a tremendous amount of the heat in a home can be lost through the windows – sometimes as much as 40%! With so much heat escaping through your windows, you’ll no doubt find yourself turning up the thermostat on your heater throughout the cold winter months – this can quickly drive up your energy bills! The best window coverings to keep the cold out of your home are capable of substantially reducing your electricity bills and can dramatically improve the comfort of your home.
Better yet, not only can the right blinds keep you warmer in the winter, they can also keep your home cool in the summer by preventing hot air from getting in! So, what are the best blinds for keeping the cold out?
Cellular blinds are some of the most innovative new blinds on the market and considered to be the best blinds available for keeping the cold out. They’re excellent insulators, thanks to their ingenious design which uses hollow honeycomb-shaped cells to help control the temperature in your home. Any heat passing into or out of your home passes through the honeycomb pockets of the cellular blinds, which prevent it from escaping. This keeps the temperature much more stable inside your home throughout the seasons and maintains a much more comfortable temperature. Cellular blinds have been shown to reduce heat transfer by up to 58% with room darkening fabrics – this could translate to a significant saving on your energy bill! They also have impressive UV blocking abilities and are capable of protecting your home from up to 99% of UV rays.
Cellular blinds are an excellent addition to almost any space as they’re available in a range of fabric textures, colour and levels of opacity. For maximum insulation you’ll want to opt for heavier fabrics with room darkening qualities. Most cellular blinds are designed to neatly stack at the top of your windows when not in use, providing an unobstructed view when you need it and a seamless look. One of the best things about cellular blinds is that they are extremely lightweight and suitable for large windows and doors, where most of your home’s heat is usually lost.
One of the best window coverings for keeping the cold out of your home is the classic curtain! Whether you’re a fan of traditional style drapes, or sleek contemporary curtains, you’ll find that they offer impressive insulation benefits. Fabrics can help to stop heat from travelling into or out of your home – many are designed with UV protection, special reflective coatings and are even capable of totally blocking out the sun. Block out fabrics are excellent insulators and great for bedrooms, theatre rooms or any space where you want to keep the light out at certain times of the day. Semi-opaque and sheer fabrics can also be excellent for contributing to insulation whilst still allowing some light to enter your home. Curtains come in a huge range of colours, fabrics, prints and styles. To maximise the insulation you’ll receive from them, it’s best to go for thicker fabrics and a close fit to your window.
How to choose
The right blinds for your home will ultimately depend on your own unique style and requirements when it comes to light control, privacy and insulation. Take the time to consider the temperature of your home throughout the day – which rooms get particularly cold? You should also think about the windows and doors in your home – larger windows or doors may be more suited to a lightweight blind over heavy drapes.
Need help making a decision? Get in touch with us today for expert advice from our helpful staff, or get a free measure and quote today!
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