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Why You Should Consider Buying Blackout Curtains for Your Home

April 15, 2014

Why You Should Consider Buying Blackout Curtains for Your Home

Many people use blackout curtains in their home when they are trying to keep a room dark. Blackout curtains prevent any light from the outside to come in, which can be particularly helpful for people who sleep during the day or who have in-home movie theaters. The capability of blackout curtains to block sunlight enables you to sleep better during the day and reduces the glare on TV screens.

Blackout curtains are made from heavily woven or multiple layered fabrics. They can block up to 99% of light, depending on the thickness of the backing. Many varieties of blackout curtains, such as blackout drapes, blackout shades, and blackout blinds, are available. They look similar to normal curtains and come in a variety of colors and patterns, which masks their functional purpose.

Blackout blinds or shades are the cheapest variety of blackout curtains and are made using woven cotton and polyester. They block a lesser amount of sunlight compared to blackout drapes, but they are still effective. The blinds are generally used for insulation and energy conservation purposes. Blackout blinds are energy efficient because they provide insulation and do not allow a room to get too warm or too cold during any particular season. That ultimately helps you save on your energy bills as well because your heating and cooling units don’t have to work as frequently.

Despite the name blackout curtains are given, they come in different shades of colors. So, you won’t have a hard time matching them to your wall color and other decor. They are very appropriate for covering large windows that let in a lot of light. For smaller windows, blackout shades and blinds are usually sufficient.

There are many benefits to blackout curtains, and whatever your reasons are for purchasing them, you are assured to have good sleep and a reduced electricity bill.

Chris George

Oklahoma City Realtor


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