Blackout Blinds - A review
Total darkness solutions
Most of us spend the year longing for summer time; with its hot days and long evenings. However, the sunlight we crave can be real nuisance when it streams through your windows at all hours of the day, heating your bedroom to an uncomfortable level.
Thankfully blackout blinds give you complete protection from sunlight and prevent the room getting too hot. Blackout blinds are available from most suppliers, with prices ranging from the sublimely cheap to the ridiculously expensive.
Blackout Roller Blinds offer total darkness
Blackout blinds work in the same way as standard roller blinds, with the addition of two rungs fitted to the window frames inside which the blind runs. The system keeps the light-proof fabric tight against the window giving a total blackout effect. Blackout blinds are constructed using reflective materials; most commonly a combination of fabric (typically polyester) and aluminum. This helps keep out the heat of the sun in summer, and keep in the heat of the house in winter.
Blackout blinds for domestic use have a maximum width and drop of 2200 mm that can then be cut down to fit your particular window. Many people are surprised to learn that blackout blinds don’t have to be black; on the contrary they are available in more or less any color or pattern you can imagine. Some people like to combine a blackout blind with other styles of blind or drapes giving an alternative where complete blackout is not necessary.
Lengthy evenings can be a particular headache for parents with young children. It is tricky getting a child to sleep at the best of times and you’ll be grateful of any help you can get. Blackout blinds provide the ideal solution also ensuring that you won’t be woken as soon as the sun decides to get up. Besides nursery use blackout blinds are great for tired parents who want to take a siesta.