Depending on the season, you may want to change up your windows and blinds. Some blinds for windows are better for cooler weather, while other ones are better for warmer weather and some are great year-round. Knowing which ones are best for your home will help ensure that you have the right window coverings all year long and that they help you in more ways than one.
All year round.
Blinds that help to regulate the temperature in your home are a great choice for year-round comfort. Luxaflex Duette Shades are a perfect example of an all-year-round blind. They help minimise the hot summer sun, help you to keep your home cooler, and can reduce your energy and heating bills by 43%. These are a great choice if the overall temperature of your area is warmer year-round. They typically have a layer of fabric on the blinds to help block out more of the UV rays. As well as heat and the slats are typically closer together. This makes a tighter seal when fully closed to prevent any unwanted sunlight and heat from getting into your home.
Warmer and Cooler Seasons
The same goes for the blinds that help to block out the cold. They are traditionally made of thicker materials that creates an area of trapped air between the blinds and the window. This pocket of air adds an extra layer of insulation, to help maintain a warmer temperature overall.
When it comes to maintaining comfortable temperatures in your home year-round with blinds for windows, there are a couple ways you can do it.
- The first way takes advantage of heat blocking films placed directly on the glass of the window. This film takes care of the heat during summer. Paired with the blinds meant for blocking out winter cold, you now have a set up that will work for all seasons. The window film also creates an additional layer of insulation to help keep you warm in the cold winter months! If you want to let all the light in during the summertime without the heat, simply open the blinds up all the way.
- Another option takes advantage of blinds that can be pulled both up and down. In winter months, they can be left completely closed, and seal out the cold. Alternatively, in the summer months, you can open them up just on the bottom. This will allow them to block out the strong sunshine of mid-day preventing it from becoming too hot in your home.
No matter the climate you live in, different types of blinds for windows can do different things to help make your home more comfortable no matter the season. If you need more help deciding what would work best for your home our team at Complete Blinds would be happy to help. With years of experience, you can trust that we can help you find the perfect solution for year-round blinds.