Many people searching for their next curtains may hear about blackout linings and wonder if they’re right for them. Often they’re only aware of a single benefit but the truth is that there are many ways they may be a great choice for you. Here are three reasons to consider blackout curtains when you’re buying your next set of window coverings.
1. Block up to 99% of light and UV rays
Depending on the specific type of blackout curtains you buy, you could block as much as 99% of the light that’s trying to make its way into your home. This makes blackout curtains a great choice for homes in which there’s a small child that needs to nap, an adult who works a non-traditional schedule, or a home that gets a lot of light at night from streetlights or other sources of light.
For some people blocking light can actually reduce certain health problems. They can be especially helpful for people who live in Alaska and other areas where it can be sunny almost all day long. Finally, they bring darkness to those have a home theater system and want a true move-like experience.
2. Blackout curtains can help block noise
Not only can blackout curtains help block light but they can help block noise. How? Imagine walking through a home with hardwood floors and no furniture. What do you think it sounds like when you speak? It echoes! That’s because there’s no fabric, furniture, carpeting, etc. to absorb sound. Curtains of all types can help absorb sound and block out noise from outside.
3. Blackout curtains can help reduce your energy bills
During the summer months, blackout curtains can help prevent light from getting in and heating up your home, while in summer they can actually trap heat in. The result? You could see your utility bills drop as much as 10-25%, depending on your home, your windows, and the specific curtains you choose. Not only will this reduce your utility bills, but it will help reduce your impact on the environment.
When you shop with Half Price Drapes you can actually choose almost any of our draperies and have blackout lining sewn in them when you choose our custom-made option. Choose from hundreds of colors, fabrics, and styles. We make it possible for you to get everything you want from your draperies – for less than you might expect!