What Are The Best Blinds For Cold Weather?
Summer feels like it’s only just over, but already the nights and darker and the days are definitely wetter. As such, rooms with large amounts of glazing can start to feel very different; the temperatures can start to drop suddenly (especially during the evening) and privacy becomes more of an issue. While it may only be a minor problem now, it will only get worse as we move into the later half of the year. For this reason, many frequently ask what are the best blinds for cold weather?
Preparing for Winter
We often try to remind people that the best way to ensure your blinds are ready for the hot weather is to order them before it starts, and the same is true for the colder weather. Blinds have a lot of advantages during the autumn and winter, and can be just as vital as they are during the summer, but often people only realise this once the problems have already started.The two main problems people experience are:
TemperatureMade to measure blinds are an ideal way to keep a room comfortable during the colder months. Any large area of glazing, such as a conservatory roof, lantern roof or set of folding doors, is going to be a major factor in heat loss during the winter. A variety of our blinds use thermal fabrics such as the Duette® fabric – this create an extra layer that improves insulation. The same properties that make them excellent at keeping heat out during the summer also make them excellent at keeping it in during the winter. This has the extra benefit of reducing your heating bill, as you don’t have to use as much energy to keep the room warm.
PrivacyAs soon as it starts to get dark in the evenings, areas like conservatories can develop a “goldfish bowl” feeling: the feeling that everyone else can see in. This is not only a problem from the usual side windows, but also from anyone looking down on the room from above and seeing through a glazed roof. Blinds let you control the amount of privacy in the room, letting you use it until late into the evening with total confidence.
Arrange a free quotation today
So, if you are wondering what are the best blinds for cold weather? The process of finding the right blinds can take longer than you might think, as you need to consider all the options and compare different quotations. By arranging a free quotation now and getting the process started, you’ll be ready for when the cold weather really starts to set in.