Much of the country has been experiencing brutally cold weather. And if you live in its path, you’ve been doing everything you can to stay warm. But did you know that one of the ways to help keep your heat inside the house is with the help of blackout curtains? The U.S. Department of Energy says we lose about 30 percent of our home’s energy through windows. This means we need to be vigilant about keeping that heat inside – where it belongs. One of the ways to make that happen is with thermal blackout curtains.
What Are Thermal Blackout Curtains?
Thermal blackout curtains are energy-efficient curtains, designed to insulate a room, saving you money on your energy bill. These curtains usually have two layers: the drapery fabric layer and a thermal insulating acrylic suede white backing, to help retain heat in the winter and cool air in the summer. If the lining is black, this adds the blackout element. These insulated curtains are also an excellent source to block light. Many curtains are room darkening, but only a true blackout curtain will block 99.8 percent of light. And a curtain that blocks less than 95 percent of the light is typically called a light filtering curtain.
We Offer an Excellent Variety
Our blackout curtains come in a variety of colors and sizes. We also offer blackout curtains for small windows. And here’s a bonus – if you have a pair of curtains that you love, but they’re not blackout curtains, we can help. We sell a blackout liner that works with any style of curtain – from the pinch-pleated drape to the rod pocket curtain. Ask us about tailoring your curtains.
Blackout Curtains for Sleep
One of the biggest benefits of blackout curtains is that they can also help you get your sleep.
Many people work overnight shifts or other similar shifts that force them to sleep during the daytime, which can be hard to do in a lit room. Having a little one at home can also disrupt your sleep pattern, forcing you to sleep whenever you get a chance to do so. If you’re unable to fall asleep in the daytime, blackout curtains can be a huge help.
Blackout Curtains Will Protect Your Belongings
In addition to blocking cold air in the winter, helping to retain cool air in the summer, and blocking out light, blackout curtains also help reduce noise and protect furniture, rugs, and other valuables from sun damage. Some of our panels also help block the sun’s glare from your TV or computer screen.
How to Find the Best Blackout Curtains
Shopping with us at The Curtain Shop guarantees that you’ll get top-notch, high-quality curtains, without overbearing costs. And if you’re unsure about your curtain size, no worries. We provide detailed instructions on how to measure curtains (all types of curtains). Feel free to contact us at 1-866-886-3632 with any questions. We look forward to helping you with all of your curtain needs.