Improve Your Home’s Look and Energy Efficiency with Made-to-Measure Blinds
2014 has been one of the wettest summers in over a century, and with the unseasonably cool weather we’re having right now, meteorologists are predicting that autumn will arrive early in the UK this year. For homeowners, this means that now is a good time to consider getting an early start on energy efficiency projects that will also improve the look of your home. Following are some window treatments to consider for energy efficiency as summer turns to autumn.
These are available in a variety of colours and fabrics; you can go lighter or darker, thinner or heavier and they can even be custom-designed to match your home’s colour scheme. Make sure to work with a company offering the services of a professional seamstress.
The primary energy efficiency advantage of roller blinds is the fact that it is all one piece, so there are no slats between which drafts can come in, and any potential for indoor warmth to be lost to heat transfer during cold weather will be significantly reduced with roller blinds covering the windows. Available patterns and colours will complement virtually any home décor, particularly those which are traditional or retro-chic.
These might not seem like such an obvious choice when it comes to energy efficiency, but vertical blinds offer advantages due to both their thickness and the fact that a set of vertical blinds typically has fewer slats than Venetian blinds, which means that there is a proportionally lower potential for air leaks. As with other blinds, different colours and thicknesses also provide different grades of protection from hot and cold outside temperatures.
As the name implies, plantation shutters were originally used as an exterior window covering in hot environments in order to provide some coolness indoors. Nowadays, they are widely used indoors for shade and protection from heat and cold. With plantation shutters, unlike other types of blinds, you sacrifice much less privacy by adjusting them; by leaving them over your windows, even with the slats open, you enjoy a greater amount of privacy compared to other types of open blinds.
When shopping for new blinds for your home, make sure that you’re getting the best quality made-to-measure blinds so that you will enjoy the full benefit in terms of energy efficiency. The Beautiful Blind Company, based in the North East in Redcar, is fully committed to providing you with the perfect made-to-measure blinds for your home.
Contact us today to learn more about how we work with you to produce blinds to meet your exact requirements so that you can enjoy the look of your windows while keeping heating and cooling bills low.
For more information or to request a free quote, call us today on 01642 688049 or visit the Beautiful Blind Company website.