In modern architecture, larger glass windows are an important part of the aesthetics because it focuses on open-plan floor design and natural light. Although bigger windows connect you with the beautiful outdoors, they can let in more heat during the summer and cause more heat loss during the winter. This means they can directly affect the comfort level of your room as well as your power bills.
You can take control of this situation by getting your windows properly insulated. One of the easiest and affordable ways to do this is to invest in good quality window treatments. Blinds are an excellent window covering option for large windows. There are several varieties of blinds available that serve as good insulators. In today’s blog post, we’ll discuss the different types of blinds and guide you through the right choice if you’re looking for the best insulation for your space.
- Honeycomb Blinds
These are the most effective blinds that are popular for their insulating properties for both hot and cold months. They also come in various contemporary styles, designs, sizes, colours, and textures to complement your home decor. The construction of these blinds includes little cell-like open channels or structures within them which help trap air at the window. This results in slowing down the process of heating during the summer months and heat loss during the winter months.
Besides providing enhanced insulation and better energy efficiency in your home, honeycomb blinds also come with other benefits that make it an ideal choice for your window. These benefits include greater privacy, noise cancellation, and easy stacking of the fabric at the top of the window. However, you should also keep in mind some of the disadvantages of these blinds before making an investment. They’re difficult to clean because of their structure and demands special care.
- Dual Roller Blinds
This type of blinds is also highly efficient in providing superior insulation. Dual roller blinds are an innovative window treatment that combines two different types of blinds (blackout and sheer blinds) in a double bracket system installed on a single window. The blackout blinds can completely block incoming light and provide total privacy while the sheer blinds let in diffused light without causing hindrance to the outdoor view.
The air pockets in between the two types of blinds provide enhanced insulation. It’s recommended that you opt for thicker fabrics for higher levels of insulation. Some blackout blinds feature an insulated backing too. If your dual roller blinds have one, then you can expect an added layer of insulation.
But one of the major setbacks of these roller blinds is that there’s a big gap between the front and rear fabrics which means light can escape from the sides. This can affect the quality of blocking the incoming light in its entirety. The depth of dual roller blinds is also a concern as they’re usually deeper than normal window reveals. You’ll need to take help from professional installers who can install them separately within and outside the reveal for easier operation.
- Traditional Blinds
If you have a small budget, you can choose traditional fabric blinds such as roman blinds and roller blinds. With several technological advancements, the fabrics that are used to construct traditional blinds these days provide satisfactory insulating properties. You can take your pick from different styles, designs, colours, textures, weaves, and functionality to suit your home decor. They’re also easy to clean and maintain.
Now that you’ve read about the different types of blinds, you can make an informed purchase decision depending on your needs and budget. Honeycomb blinds provide optimum insulation while traditional fabric blinds offer satisfactory results combined with a traditional look.
If you need assistance in choosing the right blinds for your home, contact Lerner Interiors. We keep the finest quality blinds in Toronto from renowned brands. You can also book an appointment with us to discuss your window treatment needs with our experts.