How to Insulate Windows with Blinds
When the temperature drops and the wind picks up, it can only mean one thing – winter is on its way. As the weather begins to turn, homeowners across the country are preparing their houses for the cold snap ahead. Ensuring guttering is clear, cracks in walls are dealt with and the insulation is still adequate – which also means insulating your windows.
A considerable amount of heat will escape from your home via your windows, especially if they’re single-glazed. Instead of forking out an excessive amount of cash on replacing every window in your home, invest in a set of high-quality blinds from UK Blinds Direct. The thick fabric and innovative design will help to keep the warmth in and the cold out this winter – and here’s how you can do it.
Tips for insulating your windows with blinds
There are many ways in which you can use blinds to insulate your home, from layering up to dressing conservatory windows, there’ll be a solution to end the problem of icy draughts.
Take advantage of innovative design
The cost of heating your home is becoming increasingly more expensive, something which seems set to continue over the coming years. Investing in a set of blinds to insulate your home would be a fraction of the cost of your heating bill per year. But just because your blinds were bought with functionality in mind, that doesn’t mean they can’t also be a stylish new addition to your home.
Pleated blinds are perfect for preventing loss of heat through your windows. Their unique design is comprised of two layers of fabric, forming a honeycomb cell. These cells will help to trap air and subsequently stop heat from leaving the room. Stay toasty this winter without turning up the thermostat.
Opt for blinds made from thicker materials
We have an array of blinds in our collection that have been made using thick, robust fabrics. Not only will they look the part, but they’re also incredibly practical. The thick material will make it harder for heat to pass, thus preventing it from escaping through the window.
In much the same way, blinds that are made from thicker fabrics can also block any draughts which may be coming in via the window. Keep the heat in and the cold out with a set of Roman blinds or blackout blinds.
Layer your window dressings
If you were thinking of replacing your curtains for a set of blinds, perhaps hold off taking down your curtains until the warmer weather rolls around. By adding a set of blinds to a window which is already dressed with thick curtains, heat would be even less likely to escape through the windows.
Have a set of wooden Venetian blinds installed, then, on a cold, frosty night, you can lower the blinds, close the slats and draw the curtains, ensuring you’re cocooned inside a warm, cosy retreat. This method would work with a multitude of blinds we supply.
Should this sound a little too much, especially in the summer, you can still fully utilise your blinds, but refrain from drawing the curtains as well – unless the cool summer evenings prove to be a little too chilly.
Dress your conservatory windows
If you have a conservatory, it’s likely that this will be the source of the draughts you’re experiencing. They can be considerably difficult to keep warm, especially in the winter. A simple, cost-effective solution to the problem would be to install blinds. Opt for Perfect Fit blinds, roller blinds or wooden blinds for extra insulation.
Benefits of insulating windows with blinds
There are several benefits to using window blinds as a form of insulation, and here are just a few:
Providing extra warmth
Of course, insulation is designed to keep the heat in and the cold out, so it’s no surprise that installing a set of blinds with insulative properties will make for a warmer home. They’ll protect against draughts, and prevent heat from escaping through the windows. Having a set of perfectly installed blinds will mean a cosier winter for you and your family, whilst also injecting style and sophistication into your home.
Optimum light and privacy control
On cold, clear winter mornings, the sun can be exceptionally low – likewise in the evenings when the sun sets earlier in the day. A set of blinds will provide light control when you need it most; from reducing glare on the television, to blocking out the rising sun in your child’s bedroom, blinds can be especially useful all year round.
As the sun sets earlier, interior lights will be switched on during peak times of the day (when people are travelling to and from work or school). Keep prying eyes out by lowering your blinds when you decide to turn a light on. This can also improve the security of your household, as strangers won’t be able to see the goods you have in your home.
Reduces noise from outside
Blinds can help to block out unwelcome noises from the street. Whether you live next to a construction site or a local public park, the sound should be dulled, making for a more relaxing atmosphere when spending a night indoors on a cold, frosty night.
Saves you money on energy bills
If your blinds have insulative properties, then heat will be less likely to escape through your windows. The more warmth you can retain the better, as you won’t be tempted to turn up the thermostat to take the chill off.
Suitable blinds for window insulation
We have a wide selection of blinds available which will help to further insulate your home, consider opting for:
- Roman blinds
- Venetian blinds
- Roller blinds
- Pleated blinds
- Wooden blinds
- Blackout blinds
- Perfect Fit blinds
If you’d like to discuss any of these options with a member of our professional team, don’t hesitate to contact us, or visit one of our stores – we’re based in Rotherham and Sheffield, but operate throughout Hull, East Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and the surrounding areas.
If you’d like more information about the blinds we sell, or if you’d like to learn more about the shutters or commercial blinds we’re able to provide, get in touch with a member of our knowledgeable team today – we’re always happy to help.