A Complete Guide to Winter Blinds
You can keep your home warm and cosy, and save money at the same time with thermal blinds. Insulating blinds and shutters are an attractive and practical alternative to curtains. They can add value to your home, providing privacy and warmth along with a dash of contemporary style. As a result of the sheer number of options available for customisation, they can help you create a perfect ambient atmosphere, year after year.
With this in mind, let’s dive into our definitive guide to winter blinds, and let’s look at what makes them ideal, the options available, and how you can benefit from having them installed in your home.
What Types of Blinds are Ideal for Winter?
There are so many beautiful window blinds to choose from, it’s sometimes hard to make a decision – but when it comes to narrowing it down for winter, that decision becomes a little easier.
Thermal blinds are created using a single layer or several layers of thermal material. These blinds are best fitted closer to the glass, as the smaller gap can enhance the natural thermal properties. They’re also available in a variety of styles, from roller blinds to vertical blinds.
All blinds are great for privacy, however thermal blinds do their job particularly well in cold winter months; not only do they help prevent cold air coming into your home, they also help to prevent warm air escaping.
That means any heat acquired from the sun during the day can be used to help keep your home warm. That in turn, allows you to make considerable savings on your monthly energy bills.
Roman blinds are particularly suited to keeping out the cold and retaining warmth. Most are lined, and if a thermal material is used, they’re even more effective.
Keep them open on sunny winter days, but make sure you close them as darkness falls. Made to measure blinds should fit your windows perfectly, leaving no gaps for draughts to pass through.
Like Roman blinds, roller blinds have excellent thermal properties due to their design. They’re close fitting, which helps to trap a layer of air between the window and the blind. Additionally, they are made from a single piece of material, enhancing their insulating benefits.
If you’re planning new blinds for winter, choosing a thicker fabric will help retain the warmth. If your windows are double glazed, the right roller blinds will make your home a much cosier place this winter.
Shutters are also a great way to help keep your home warm over the winter months. Like blinds, when they’re closed they help to keep out the cold air and stop the warm air from escaping.
They’re easy and safe to use, and a great way of achieving better energy efficiency. They’re also available in a wide variety of colours and styles, adding a luxurious sense of elegance to any home.
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Here at Premium Blinds & Shutters, we’ve made it our mission to help our customers find the perfect blinds and shutters for their homes, whatever the season. Take a look at our extensive range online, and contact us today for more information or friendly advice.