Are Blackout Blinds Any Good?

Summer is in full swing, and with the recent heatwave, you may be looking for ways to keep your home cool. 

One way to keep your home cool is to install blackout blinds. Not only do they prevent natural light from entering, but they can reduce the temperature of your home significantly too. Hence, they keep your space comfortable during the hottest months of the year. 

What Are Blackout Blinds?

Amongst UK homes, blackout blinds are a popular choice as people want to block out sunlight – particularly within the bedroom. 

Blackout blinds usually come in a roller style and have an opaque fabric that is housed within a cassette. They stop light from entering due to minimal space being left in the weaves of the fabric.

However, blackout blinds cannot guarantee 100% darkness. Hence, you can expect a small degree of light to enter the room. They are still highly effective.

Moreover, blinds like these don’t just block out light. They also keep the space cool when temperatures soar. Hence, they are ideal for various rooms within the home – especially bedrooms. So, when the weather is warm, you can sleep peacefully at night in the cool shade of your bedroom, with enhanced privacy too. 

Keeping Cool

It is important to beat the heat during the summer months. If the right precautions aren’t taken, your body can suffer from heat stroke, cramps, exhaustion or hyperthermia. 

Blackout fabrics can reduce the heat that enters through the windows by up to 24%. Hence, they can be a worthy investment for your home. 

Moreover, they can reduce energy bills too by making the room feel cooler meaning you don’t have to turn on fans or invest in air conditioning systems. Hence, you can save money by cutting your carbon footprint.

Protecting Your Home With Blackout Blinds

Not only do blinds like these have benefits for us, but they also protect the furniture of your home. UV rays can harm your furniture and paintwork by causing fading. Hence, the blinds can act as a barrier.  

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