What to Know About Blackout Shades

September 7, 2021

Blackout shades

Blackout shades are ideal window treatments for rooms that require periodic blockage from natural light – like bedrooms, nurseries, TV rooms, art studios, and much more! They are ideal for people who like to sleep in, or for rooms with Southern facing windows that often get flooded with bright sunlight. In this brief blog entry, the expert window treatment installation team here at Design Your Blind will detail some more pertinent information about blackout shades that can help you make a more informed decision about your home window treatments.

Blackout Shades

Blackout shades are designed to filter light and provide privacy for rooms of all sizes – and can make your rooms fully dark. They are made with opaque materials that are tighty fit into the casings of windows to block out light, with all seepage reduced or completely impeded – as well as to provide temperature control that makes your energy regulation systems more efficient and affordable. (Keep in mind that during the Summer, nearly 75% of the sunlight that hits your windows enters your interiors, and that 30% of Winter internal heating siphons out through your windows.) Blackout shades are estimated to reduce heat loss through windows nearly, or over, 40% – which, in turn, reduces energy costs by up to 20%!

 Even materials that don’t inherently provide blackout qualities can be attached to a blackout lining that blocks 95 percent to 99 percent of natural light with all the additional benefits of light control and insulation.

Choosing Blackout Shade Design

Blackout options are available for a massive variety of window treatments including, but not limited to: Roman Shades, Roller Shades, Woven Wood Shades, Pleated Shades, Cellular Shades, Drapery, and much more. After deciding on your ideal style of window treatment, you can choose from Design Your Blinds’ wide array of fabric choices – a variety that is sure to contain the ideal choice of material that matches the existing aesthetics, texture, and color scheme of your room.

Blackout Shade Installation

First, our window treatment sexperts will take measurements for your windows. You can decide between indoor or outdoor mounted window treatments – which will be adjusted for all necessary variants of height and width. Different Brands of blackout shades or blinds will have different maximums and minimums for width and height dimensions – and our team will ensure that your blackout window treatments are perfectly fit to your existing windows for maximum light control and energy efficiency. Regardless of what mounting type you determine is best for your room, our team can create custom tailored blackout window treatment solutions for you, fitting them perfectly in your windows before your eyes in a simple matter of minutes.