What are the Best Blinds for Thermal Insulation?
With the colder nights creeping in, it is clear Autumn is upon us, and it will soon be Winter. What could be more important than keeping the heat in and reducing your energy costs.
Preventing too much heat loss through windows and doors, and creating a cosy feeling is at the front of many minds. So I thought it would be fantastic to write a blog on some of the best options to keep warmer through the winter with blinds!
Curtains and Roman Blinds
Soft furnishing window covering such as Roman Blinds and Curtains not only look stylish, but also can help reduce draughts and heat loss through windows and doors. Thick fabrics with fluffy fibres help to trap air, creating an airgap, which helps to keep the space warmer. Adding in a Thermal interlining also helps with this and can make a more cost effective curtain look more luxurious.
We have a wide range of beautiful fabrics to choose from that will complement almost any décor.
Shutters are another excellent choice to reduce heat loss through windows and doors. Creating a secondary layer really helps with the thermal properties. Although all our Shutter ranges will help keep the warmth in during the winter (and shade to reduce solar gain in the Summer) Shutters made of Wood are marginally better than other materials. This is because Wood in a natural insulator.
Pleated Blinds were originally developed for Conservatories, where there are large temperature fluctuations. Fabrics with an Advanced Solar Control Backing, or cellular pleated blinds help to prevent heat loss through windows. Again, we have a wide choice of fabrics, textures and colours available for these blinds.
As previously mentioned, wood is a natural insulator, so our Wooden Venetian Blinds add an insulative layer to any window.
These blinds look modern, clean and attractive, and have the added advantage of enabling privacy whilst not cutting out all the light.
Although the above blinds are some of the best window coverings to help prevent heat loss in the Winter, it is important to remember that putting any type of covering at the window will help to improve insulation and reduce heat loss
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